Stephen Lashley. Image via: nationnews.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley, says there is a need to “take some action” as it relates to youth crime. Speaking on Monday evening at the launch of Endless Possibilities – A Job Attachment and Mentorship Programme, he admitted that the “vexing problem” of youth crime was not a new phenomenon, but noted it had been discussed in the 2004 report from the National Commission on Law and Order.Lashley told his audience: “Whether the action we take is perceived by others as too small a step, we need to let it be known we are taking steps in the right direction, recognising that we can only take many more steps and become like the Obadele Thompsons, the Usain Bolts and the Andrea Blacketts of this world only if all of us take that one step together.“The Barbados that many of us desire and wish to leave for our children and future generations is not one of utopia, based on idealism, but can be attained once we join together, both the public and private sectors, to counteract any negatives.”According to him, this new five-month programme, which will cater to 35 persons between the ages of 16 and 24, was one such step in the right direction. Stressing it was not conceptualised to compete with existing programmes, he pointed out that it was developed to ensure more young people had another access point to the job market.Acknowledging that Barbadians had overcome many challenges and had several accomplishments which enabled them to maintain a comparative advantage with many of the world’s nations, he expressed the view that citizens could not be satisfied to merely exist on past attainments.“There is still cause for alarm as every day, through the various mediums of reporting, we hear of another heinous crime, incidents of bullying permeating our school environment, seemingly lawless acts and cases of domestic abuse; all occurring at a time of the world’s greatest economic recession.“This is having a negative impact on our family, schools and particularly those most vulnerable – our children. We are also witnessing an erosion of our social fabric that once knitted us together as communities where people looked out for each other,” Lashley lamented.He also expressed regret that some people did not even know the names of their neighbours.The minister said thousands of teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 leave school every year, some opting to further their studies, while others go in search of employment. He asked what happens to those who were unable to secure a place at an educational institution or a job.“It is these young persons who become unattached. They are vulnerable and can be lured into all types of deviant activity and behaviour. We must stop this trend now before it is too late,” he underscored.Lashley said young people had repeatedly called for employment and skills training opportunities and he told the business people that by being part of the Endless Possibilities Programme, they were investing in the future of the nation and safeguarding the viability of their businesses.“Our young people are speaking clearly and we the adults, the parents and the leaders should continue to engage them in discussion and seek, wherever possible, to create an environment for them to fully participate in the process of change,” he suggested.He maintained that the new programme would not be a panacea, but would offer the vulnerable, unattached person a chance to create limitless opportunities and provide the employer with an employee who had been properly trained for the workplace. The young people will also be assigned trained counsellors who will provide the necessary psycho-social support during the job attachment and mentorship period.The one-month orientation phase of the programme starts today, to be followed by a three-month job attachment and mentorship segment. The Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth will give the participants a weekly stipend and it is hoped that they will find permanent employment with the companies on completion of the programme.By Sharon AustinCaribbean News Now NewsRegional Action needs to be taken now regarding youth crime, says Barbados minister by: – November 2, 2011 38 Views no discussions Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
Photo credit: realclearworld.comThe integration of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has moved one step closer to becoming a reality.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made these remarks following his attendance at the CELAC summit in Venezuela last week.He said there were several resolutions and declarations passed.“We believe that we are forging ahead with the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean. There are common challenges which must be addressed and we need to find common solutions to these challenges,” he explained.According to the prime minister the issue of security was dealt with in detail.“There is a program in Columbia fighting drugs which is having an impact on us because the people who are going to Columbia are now squeezing themselves into the Caribbean. The question is how we can work together on fighting crime, poverty and literacy. There are opportunities for cooperation and collaboration which can only be achieved through closer integration and both sides recognized that. They realize that the only true way towards addressing some of the challenges is through integration. We have seen how corporation agreements such as ALBA and Petro Caribe have benefited both Venezuela and other member states,” he said.Prime Minister Skerrit says leaders are showing greater commitment thorough integration.“We are excited about the prospects for greater integration. There appears to be a greater willingness on the part of leaders to forge ahead,” he explained.Next year’s summit will be held in Chile. Dominica Vibes News 54 Views no discussions Tweet LocalNews Caribbean and Latin America integration moves closer to becoming a reality by: – December 8, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Share
Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 22 Views no discussions Share Keldamuzik aka Diva. Photo credit: flickr.comHip Hop artist Keldamuzik aka Diva from California, is known to not only be a successful independent recording artist, with chart topping international and national hits such as “Thirsty”, “I Don’t Care” and “Wind Blow”; but also an entrepreneur who has created a platform for herself with her company Golddigga Entertainment, managed by marketing manager Wendy Bell. Making her mark in the music industry, Diva presents “The Cultural Exchange Tour”. TCET is a non-profit tour that promotes mutual understanding of cultural backgrounds through music, youth development and knowledge of international social living. The first part of the tour took place in Antigua, where Diva participated in the Launching of “Saga 51 TV”, presented by Super Power Electronics & Beauty Salon. Diva was the first artist to empower the ladies and get them out of their seats at the launching by engaging them with her single “Get up N Get It”. Follow up engagements in the tour included an appearance on “Good Morning Antigua” as well as a feature in the Antigua Observer.Keldamuzik was inspired to start TCET when receiving invitations to perform and experience islands such as Barbados and St. Maarten, where she gained knowledge of the Caribbean lifestyle. During both tours, she collaborated with Reggae singer Kirk Brown, and artist Ku-J, while also conducting a series of workshops at schools and non-profit organizations to inspire the youth. She also interviewed local business owners, brands and the towns people for her reality TV series, Diva TV which broadcast in 5 million homes in California, U.S. After such visits around the islands, radio stations and other media outlets, Keldamuzik’s movement concluded with live concert performances featuring Keldamuzik and other local artists in the areas. Many sponsors came aboard to support and accommodate the concerts as well as advancing other businesses and raising funds for local charities and youth foundations. Both tours lasted 5-7 days separately, and were broadcasted on Diva TV back in California. In the mist of it all, Diva combined all of her areas of creation and talents into one. Speaking to the youth and inspiring them to become confident individuals is what she calls “The Diva Project.” She loves to empower the youth and relate her previous living situation with theirs and being able to have a mutual understanding by Q&A’s from those who need someone influential to talk with. Conducting interviews of the natives and taping her journey through various activities in the country is what her reality show “Diva TV” contributes. In California she broadcasts her life as a female rapper in the Hip Hop industry and other Keldamuzik related events. As she receives many viewers around California and the internet, Keldamuzik has already beaten the odds as an independent artist who showcases the art form of networking through television. By hosting a live concert, Keldamuzik performs various songs of her own, and with the native artists she collaborates with. She grabs the attention of the community and they realize how much more enriched their lives are through TCET. The people already uplift each other, but uplifting the community and granting them exposure is the primary function of “The Cultural Exchange Tour”. We have more upcoming events featuring Diva in Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Trinidad and more! For more info on TCET please visit http://www.theculturalexchangetour.webs.comFor media please contact email@example.com Press ReleaseGolddigga Entertainment EntertainmentNewsRegional Keldamuzik Presents: The Cultural Exchange Tour by: – January 12, 2012 Share
LocalNews Agnes Harry is Dominica’s newest Centenarian by: – May 15, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet 51 Views 5 comments Share Share Share Agnes Wiltshire Harry. Photo credit: Ashton ShillingfordAgnes Wiltshire Harry affectionately known as Sister Harry or “Doux Doux” is Dominica’s latest centenarian. Remarkably Sister Harry joins over twenty Dominicans who have lived to the ripe old age of 100 years, a figure that continues to draw attention to the island’s culture and lifestyle.On Saturday May 5th family members and friends joined Sister Harry at the Roseau Seventh Day Adventist church in celebration of her one hundredth birthday. During the celebration Sister Harry, showed no signs of fatigue and sang along with the congregation to enthral everyone who attended the function.Sister Harry, who hails from the village of Castle Bruce was born on May 02nd 1912 to William and Victoria Wiltshire. She was one of six children.In 1944 Agnes got married to Martin Harry and spent a significant amount of her years residing in the Village of Wesley with their four children. Her husband passed away in 1976.Throughout her years spent in Wesley, Sister Harry made a significant impression on the lives of those who interacted with her.First elder of the Wesley Seventh Day Adventist church Andrew Shaw described Sister Agnes as being agile in her twilight years.“God has blessed her and up to last year she was still going in front of the stove and cooking and bringing food for someone at the Infirmary at age 99. She is pretty strong and I will tell you what made her strong, it was her faith in God and all the green banana, dasheen and plantain from Wesley which she ate”.In her earlier years sister Harry worked as a domestic worker. Her only daughter Liluis Richards said her mother has been an example in her life and describes her mother as a hard working and generous woman.“She tried very hard to provide family and never found it too much to give to those in need. She always found time to help others and the charity began at home”.Agnes Harry and her sister Masalda Burkette who is 99 years old. Photo credit: Ashton ShillingfordLiluis recalls her mother in her younger days as a stern disciplinarian who played a significant role in raising children as well as grand children.“She administered discipline to her grandchildren, other relatives and to everyone else who needed to be disciplined, she would not hesitate to do it. She did it only when necessary and did it in an effort to stair her children or grandchildren in the right direction”.Sister Harry throughout her life has been a devout Christian attending regular service at the Seventh Day Adventist church. Her daughter Lilius revealed that her mother made God the centre of her life.“Until a few years ago my mother ensured that she attended service every Saturday. To this day he ensured that she devotes her time to her Lord on a Sabbath. It has been declared to me that my mother finds strength in the Lord. Her belief is so strong that she is rock which will not be moved”.Parliamentary representative for the Wesley constituency and Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs Hon.Gloria Shillingford is impressed with the level of care and support given to centenarian Agnes Harry throughout her years. Hon. Shillingford would like other families on the island to follow suit and care for their elderly parents.“Let me just encourage all of us, those of us who still have our elderly family, including our mothers and fathers to take care of them. The Government can never take over what a family can do for family”.Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Hon. Ambrose George and Health Minister Hon, Julius Timothy were also present to celebrate the milestone achievement of Sister Harry. They both expressed congratulations to Dominica’s latest centenarian and wished her continued long life.In his remarks to the congregation Hon. Ambrose George said “I am sure had her children not taken care of her the way they did we would not be celebrating this milestone here today. I want to thank and congratulate her children and grandchildren and the rest of her family who played an important role in ensuring that sister Harry is well taken care of”.The country’s Health Minister Hon. Timothy in his remarks would like all Dominicans to aspire to live to the ripe old age of one hundred.He said “Today as we celebrate with “Doux Doux” let us use her (Agnes Harry) as a yard stick, let all of us aim to be at least a hundred”.During her birthday celebration sister Harry was showered with gifts from family members and friends.Sister Harry, a lover of poetry during her younger days penned and recited a number of poems. As part of her birthday celebration Sister Harry was presented with a compilation of her poems.Studies on longevity conducted by the Ross University Medical School back in 2008 suggest that the key to longevity in Dominica is a simple lifestyle and a healthy diet, and regular exercises.Government Information Service
Platini was banned for four years from football and had to quit UEFA after being found to have taken a $2 million (1.8 million euro) payment from then FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011. Loading… The 64-year-old, who lost the chance to stand for the presidency of global governing body FIFA as a result of his suspension, is still fighting to clear his name in the European Court of Human Rights.But his ban, which was twice reduced from eight and then six years following earlier appeals, expired in October and Platini hopes to get back into football politics, according to an interview the former France star gave to British newspaper The Times.“It could be my destiny. I don’t want to go into a club so that means a political matter, a national association, UEFA, FIFA or (professional footballers’ association) FIFPRO, in two or three years so I have time to consider if it’s good for me and if I would be useful,” Platini was quoted as saying on The Times website on Friday.“FIFPRO don’t need me at the moment but if they want to bring the players into football politics I could be important for them, the players are the key to football.“But I know FIFA called them and said ‘Don’t take him’.”Platini was interviewed by French authorities over a lunch he attended with then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the Emir of Qatar in 2010, a month before FIFA controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and the 2018 tournament to Russia.Blatter claimed Platini told him Sarkozy had ordered him to vote for Qatar for political reasons.But Platini told the Times: “As I said to the (French) justice we never spoke of the World Cup at this lunch, and Sarkozy never said you have to vote for Qatar. Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Read Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow“When I was with the French justice they were sure I received a Picasso painting, because there was a report in a British newspaper that secret services said that I received a Picasso from Putin.“They were looking to see if I had a Picasso. It’s incredible. It was a total fabrication.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Michel Platini revealed on Friday he is considering a return to football as the former UEFA president bids to restore his tarnished reputation following his ban from the game.Advertisement
It is understood that a number of teams in France are also keeping a close eye on the talented youngster. But he has admitted that it is his dream to play for the Red Devils in the Premier League. “My dream club where I wish to play for in future is Manchester United like Odion Jude Ighalo. “My qualities as a striker; speed, strong, technique. Read Also:Europa fallout: Ole promises to give the players enough time to get themselves together “I need to improve my left foot, my finishing in front of goal and maturity in my game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 13-year-old forward models his game around Romelu Lukaku and wants to follow in the footsteps of Odion Ighalo. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are the favourites to sign the youngster Akinleye has been in incredible form for French third-tier side Quevilly-Rouen Metropole this season. Manchester United and Aston Villa are among the clubs that have indicated their interest in signing him.Advertisement Manchester United target, Daniel Akinleye, has admitted it is his dream to play at Old Trafford. Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
LeBron James outgunned Zion Williamson as the Los Angeles Lakers returned to action just 24 hours after the searing emotion of Kobe Bryant’s memorial service.Advertisement James, who earlier Tuesday said he was “emotionally a wreck” following Bryant’s death last month in a helicopter crash, scored a season-high 40 points in a 118-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Staples Center.On Monday, the venue had hosted a star-studded memorial to Bryant as the Lakers and Los Angeles bade a wrenching farewell to one of the city’s most beloved sporting figures.However, James and the Lakers swiftly got back into the winning groove on Tuesday in a free-flowing contest against a Pelicans side led by number-one draft pick Williamson.The hulking 19-year-old New Orleans star once again served notice of his talents with a 29-point display as the Pelicans pushed the Lakers all the way.James admitted afterwards he had been impressed by Williamson’s performance after a Lakers win which extended their lead at the top of the Western Conference.“Every game is going to be an opportunity for him to get better and a learning experience for him,” James said of Williamson.“But the kid is special man. They got a good one in him,” added James, who also had eight rebounds, six assists and seven turnovers in his 34 minutes on court.Anthony Davis added 21 points for the Lakers with Danny Green (17 points) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15) also reaching double figures.Former Lakers power forward Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans scoring with 34 points.The Denver Nuggets are five games behind the Lakers in second place in the Western standings after cruising past the Detroit Pistons 115-98 on Tuesday.– 50th win for Bucks –Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points as the Milwaukee Bucks bagged their 50th win of the season with a 108-97 defeat of the Toronto Raptors. Promoted Content9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest Women7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterThe 10 Best Female Drivers In Racing HistoryBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Read Also: NBA: Giannis on target as Bucks down Raptors for 50th winThe Raptors meanwhile fell to 42-16 but remain firmly on track for a postseason spot.Cameroonian international Pascal Siakam led the scoring for Toronto with 22 points while Fred VanVleet had 14 points.The Boston Celtics remain in third place in the Eastern Conference after a 118-106 defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers. Jayson Tatum scored 36 points for the Celtics in the win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks against the Los Angeles LakersIn a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bucks laid down a marker with a dominant second-half display to claim victory at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena.Victory was sweet for the Bucks, who lost to the Raptors in last season’s Eastern Conference finals at the same venue despite being the top seeds heading into the playoffs.Antetokounmpo later admitted last season’s game-six defeat at the venue had preoccupied him.“You always remember the last time you play here, the problems you had,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was definitely on my mind.”The Raptors had led 52-50 at halftime, but Milwaukee took a grip on the contest with a superb third-quarter performance to open up a double-digit lead.The Bucks outscored the hosts 34-19 in the third, and although the Raptors closed to within seven points with two minutes remaining, a superb three-pointer from Antetokounmpo to make it 104-94 helped the visitors close out the win.“We just come out and try to do our job,” Antetokounmpo said. “We have a winning culture. It doesn’t matter if you are hurt, or tired – the next guy up is ready to go.“Everybody wants to play, everybody wants to win, and that’s why we win games.”Reigning NBA MVP Antetokounmpo finished with 19 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists with four turnovers.Khris Middleton led the scoring for the Bucks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists.Eric Bledsoe (17 points) and Brook Lopez (15) also cracked double figures for Milwaukee.The Bucks are already assured of their playoff berth after building the best record in the NBA at 50-8 to lead the Eastern Conference ahead of second-placed Toronto. Loading…
Speaking with Lagos-based Brila FM, Omo Agege confirmed that the boxing Federation registered boxers ahead of AIBA deadline for the registration of boxers. Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour. And with the Covid-19 break anticipated , the Federation will now have more time to be ready ahead of the last qualifying window for the boxing event of the Olympics in 2021.Advertisement Omo Agege noted that the Nigeria Boxing Federation now has more time to prepare boxers for the Olympic qualifiers in France. Loading… Nigeria Boxing Federation favoured by Olympic postponement “We got a mail from AIBA (International Boxing Association) saying even if the postponement was going to take place, we had to register which we did before the Covid-19 break so we are in order.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Ighalo deserves new Man United deal – Arsenal legend “The boxers have already been registered, there was a deadline for registration which we did. We’ve already registered our boxers that will be going for the qualifiers. “Definitely it favours boxing now, we are already getting ready to go for the qualifiers in France for May just because of the postponement that we can’t go. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?
The Spaniard made over 500 appearances for Los Blancos during a successful 16 year spell with the club, and deservedly finds himself in the team alongside some former teammates. Another Real Madrid great, Sergio Ramos, lines up alongside fellow Spaniards Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol, while World Cup winner Philipp Lahm makes up a solid back four. In total, Cristiano Ronaldo has been part of UEFA’s team of the year a record 14 times, while Messi has secured a spot 11 times.Read Also: Iker Casillas: ‘I would like to return to Real Madrid one day’Former Arsenal striker Henry, meanwhile, was named in the team of the year five times in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.Iker Casillas, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos have also featured in the TOTY six times. In terms of the midfield, Steven Gerrard is the only English player to feature in the side. The former Liverpool captain was a huge part of the club’s famous 2005 Champions League comeback against AC Milan, where he scored that looping header to get Rafael Benitez’s side back in the game. UEFA have had the unforgiving task of picking an all-time Champions League XI, and only one English player has made the cut. He, like Casillas, made over 500 appearances for his club and deservedly makes his way into the all-time XI.Meanwhile, rather predictably, Barcelona pair Xavi and Iniesta make up the three man midfield; a duo that helped the Catalan giants to dominate Europe for years in the 00’s.Xavi and Iniesta celebrate winning the Champions League.To top things off, a front three of Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo speaks for itself. In what is a formidable side, former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas features between the sticks.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowProbably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!
The 46-year-old resident Robert Mariposa sustainedgunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. Police identified the suspect as 46-year-oldresident Elvie Sanipa. According to police investigators, Sanipa andMariposa were having a drinking spree when a heated argument ensued betweenthem around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. The motive in the incident was not immediatelyestablished. Meanwhile, officers of the Cauayan municipalpolice station conducted a manhunt operation against Sanipa, who fled after theincident./PN Mariposa was brought to the Cauayan DistrictHospital but was later transferred to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano MemorialRegional Hospital in this city for treatment. BACOLOD City – In Barangay Inayawan, Cauayan,Negros Occidental, a man was shot. This prompted Sanipa to shoot Mariposa usingan improvised firearm, police said.