73 Bodies Recovered from Tivoli Gardens

first_imgRelated73 Bodies Recovered from Tivoli Gardens FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Police today (May 27) revealed that the bodies of some 73 civilians have been recovered from the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens following the recent battle between members of the nation’s security forces and gunmen.Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) with Responsibility for Operations, Glenmore Hinds, informed members of the local and international press gathered at a special media briefing held at the Hilton Kingston hotel that 15 of these bodies are currently being processed for burial.“Of these 15, there is some doubt that six actually came from the area of operation. We are in fact certain that three did not, and three, we are advised, came from an area close to the area of operation and could be murder victims,” he said. A significant majority of the bodies found are males, he informed.DCP Hinds further disclosed that three members of the security forces had been killed in the ensuing battle – one soldier from the Jamaica Defence Force and two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The policemen were killed on Mountain View Avenue.Additionally, some 28 members of the security forces had been wounded, while 26 civilians received injuries.He said the joint military/police team also recovered more than 7,000 rounds of assorted ammunition and six firearms – four rifles, two pistols – from the area and the search for additional weapons is ongoing.“The operation is continuing and we are endeavouring to recover as many of those arms that we are quite certain some still remain in the area of operation,” DCP Hinds said.Speaking to the processing of persons detained by the security forces, DCP Hinds said a number of individuals have already been identified for release.He further informed that a release panel, comprising Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Criminal Investigations Branch and a Senior Superintendent of Police from the Operations and Intelligence branches, has been formed to oversee the release of detainees.“We have also invited the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) to recruit a representative to be on that panel, so these persons would look at the person detained and determine release once they are not wanted,” he said. 73 Bodies Recovered from Tivoli Gardens ParliamentMay 27, 2010 Advertisementscenter_img Related73 Bodies Recovered from Tivoli Gardens Related73 Bodies Recovered from Tivoli Gardenslast_img read more

New and Emerging Industries to Create Jobs for Jamaicans

first_imgNew and Emerging Industries to Create Jobs for Jamaicans LabourApril 27, 2015Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer Advertisements Story HighlightsJamaica is poised to benefit significantly from the development of new and emerging industries, which will create employment for citizens.This was revealed in the ‘Labour Market Trends and Prospects for Employment Opportunities in Jamaica’ 2014 study, which was recently tabled in Parliament.The study cited job potential in areas such as logistics hub, green economy, business process outsourcing (BPO), creative industries, tourism, agriculture, and health services. Jamaica is poised to benefit significantly from the development of new and emerging industries, which will create employment for citizens.This was revealed in the ‘Labour Market Trends and Prospects for Employment Opportunities in Jamaica’ 2014 study, which was recently tabled in Parliament.The study, undertaken by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Planning, Research and Monitoring Unit (PRMU), cited job potential in areas such as logistics hub, green economy, business process outsourcing (BPO), creative industries, tourism, agriculture, and health services.These prospects have the potential to achieve even further reduction in the country’s unemployment rate, which is at 13.7 percent, the lowest since 2010.According to the study, the logistics   hub project has created confidence for economic growth and possible employment within the offshoot areas of transportation and logistics, information technology, manufacturing, business management, human and social services, health and community services and agriculture, food and natural resources.The other emerging area, the green economy, while relatively new to Jamaica, also has the potential to facilitate employment and new skill sets. The study defines the green economy “as an economy, which is balanced by growth and a sustainable environment where wastes within one industry become raw materials for another.”Some jobs available within the sector include conservation experts; truck, tractor and heavy duty equipment drivers; chemical engineers; renewable energy engineers; electricians; solar alternative technicians; welders and energy auditors.The document also said that online employment is becoming a trend in Jamaica as persons are becoming more interested in blogging, freelance data entry, webpage design, among others.Meanwhile, jobs in the services sector were the main source of employment for Jamaicans in 2014.According to the document, services accounted for just over 67 per cent of the employed labour force last year, with the wholesale and retail, and repair of motor vehicles and equipment industries, as the top service sector, comprising 20.1 per cent of the labour force.Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing were the largest employers from the Goods Producing sector, with a figure of 18.4 percent, followed by Producers of Government Services, with a little over 14 per cent.A further breakdown showed that professionals, senior officials and technicians, made up the largest group of workers, with 22.2 per cent, followed by service workers, and shop and market sales workers, who accounted for 19.9 per cent.Sales representatives, security officers, drivers, bartenders and chefs were listed among the “hot” occupations for 2014, based on a review of job advertisements posted in the daily newspapers.The PRMU will be undertaking additional research this year on the National Labour Market, Employment Opportunities in Four Selected Parishes, Canadian Farm Work Programme, Understanding Green Economy and its Prospects for employment in Jamaica, among other focus areas. RelatedWork Permit Rules to be Adhered Tocenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFrequently Asked Questions: Flexible Work Arrangements RelatedLabour Minister Calls on Members of LMRC to Become Change Agentslast_img read more

TIP draws up open network roadmap

first_imgHome TIP draws up open network roadmap Telefonica to trial TIP private 5G network system The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) launched several working groups to tackle what executives of the organisation identified as key hurdles to open network deployments, aiming to provide templates based on examples of end-to-end system configurations and business models.Executive director Attilio Zani told Mobile World Live the move is a “natural evolution” beyond TIP’s work on individual open network components, showcasing how these can be integrated to serve specific use cases. By sharing best practices, TIP is “building certainty that these are the right things to do, both from a technology perspective but also from a business case perspective”.Initially, four Solution Groups will focus on network-as-a-service; mobile data offload using carrier-grade managed Wi-Fi; connected city infrastructure; and open automation.TIP chief engineer David Hutton said the groups will produce documentation comprising use case definitions; technical and business requirements for different deployment scenarios; end-to-end architecture needs; and case studies detailing the business model, deployment and operational guidelines used in trials.Hutton argued the templates will smooth the path for deployments by governments and private companies, which “have been trying to get help for a number of years” to solve connectivity issues, but “find it very difficult when they speak to the industry currently because they’re speaking in two different languages”.The organisation didn’t provide publishing timelines, but Hutton noted each group will work at its own pace, with the network-as-a-service and mobile data offload groups expected to put out their first releases “very shortly”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 30 SEP 2020 Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Telecom Infra Project targets Wi-Fi infrastructureopen platformsTelecom Infra Project Previous ArticleIntelligence Brief: Do manufacturers really need 5G, IoT?Next ArticleTigo Tanzania stresses key challenges to digital Africa Marvell teams with TIP on open RAN Tags Relatedlast_img read more

Mothballing CBSE Board Exams: Foul play Under the Veil

first_imgThere was no surprise for me that CBSE called off the Board Examinations amid Pandemic.  I knew how unprofessional they are.  CBSE is a ghost organization whose entity is never felt as far as quality education is concerned.  The private schools hardly maintain the norms in their infrastructure.  The whimsical changes in syllabus, in the name of vibrancy, CBSE always followed the appealing role of the colour of the Central Government.  And now, after much drama and press rerelease, CBSE came back to square. This is a serious gamble and breach of responsibility.  Approximately eighteen thousand CBSE affiliated schools are there and in which the students have already paid the examination fees. Approximately ten lakh students appear in Secondary and eight lakh students appear in the Senior Secondary Examination every year. Now I am showing the data collected by CBSE the total fees towards examination and people will be the best judge: The new fees have been increasing for SC/ST from 375 to 1200, for General 375 to 1500, for foreign students 5000 to 10000.  Now CBSE says the evaluation will be on the basis of internal assessment.  But since march/April 2020 the schools remained shut, then how and when the evaluation took place? or when new evaluation will take place? If evaluation is conducted by the schools, then why CBSE should get examination fees? There should be a crystal clear evaluation process and rubrics should be applied.  I am definite other boards will follow CBSE and drop their planning of examination. The respite in the long run will be compensated by the students.  Government should devise some innovative method to take the examination and complete generation should not be dumped into abysmal uncertainty.last_img read more

Turbines Inc. adds ‘critical mass’ with new recruit

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