Labour Minister Dion Foulkes meets with Grand Bahama Labour heads and businesses

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Bahamas, July 10th 2017: Ahead of government’s plans to roll out small businesses and employment opportunities in Grand Bahama, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes took the opportunity to meet with Labour Unions and businesses. The visit is part of the mandate coming directly from Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who has called on all members of cabinet to have a direct role in impacting and effecting the revitalization of job opportunities in Grand Bahama following Hurricane Matthew’s devastation last year.Part of Minister Foulkes trip entailed meetings with The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Freeport Container Port, Bahama Rock Ltd., Grand Bahama Shipyard, and Pineyard Steel to discuss its training programme. Among the labour leaders the minister met were Bahamas General Workers Union, headed by Thomas Basden who represents the workers at Bahama Rock; Grand Bahama Port Authority Workers Union, headed by Mervin Wright; and Commonwealth and Hotel Services, headed by Michelle Dorsett.Expressing optimism on the possibility of new employment in Grand Bahama, the minister says so far meetings with the business community have been very positive as “they too are very excited about the future of Grand Bahama. He notes government has been in discussions in terms of new businesses, he says he is not at liberty to announce, as Minister Kwasi Thompson and the Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest will update the press on those developments.Meanwhile,the Minister took the opportunity to announce that at Bahama Rock, there are about 90 employees, and the company has recently added nine increasing their workforce by 10 per cent.#MagneticMediaNews#LabourMinisterFoulkesMeetswithUnionLeadersGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Spurs manager backs Eric Dier to rediscover his form

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager has backed Eric Dier to rediscover his best form as the team heads into a crunch period of Premier League and UEFA Champions League games.Dier has struggled to find form at times this season and was dropped from the starting line-up for the Champions League game between Spurs and Barcelona before the international break.However, the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder scored the winning goal in Spurs’ last league match against Cardiff, and Pochettino feels the midfielder’s performance against Spain for England in the UEFA Nations League will also help him to put his less convincing displays behind him.“Football is about perception, and always the last performance is the perception that keeps in our minds — in our fans’ and everyone,” Pochettino said, according to ESPN.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I always tell the players that they need to improve and improve and improve.”“It’s the same when you don’t perform as well — you need to move on and forget it, [the same as] when you play well and get a very good result.”“If you don’t perform well, you need to perform better. If you perform well, you need to keep your level and always move on, move on, move on.”last_img read more

Bengal to issue notification to regulate direct selling of products

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal would shortly issue a notification to regulate the companies involved in direct selling of products in the state, as directed by the Central government, state Consumer Affairs minister Sadhan Pande said on Tuesday. The minister said the department would add certain clauses to the organisations involved in direct selling after thoroughly studying their product base and the line of business.”The Federation of Direct Selling Association (FDSA) had given a requisition to the government of India. The Centre has asked the state governments to accept this by adding certain clauses that suit their economic policies,” Pande said on the sidelines of a conference organised by FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) here. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”There are several companies who are interested in direct selling their products without spending on advertisements and publicity which would enable them to sell the product to the masses at an affordable cost. We have thoroughly studied the list of products provided by the companies and would issue a notification shortly,” he said. The minister announced that certain definitive clauses would be added so that the consumers do not face any difficulty in buying these products. “Earlier, direct selling was there but we did not have any regulations for the companies involved. Now that issue would be taken care of,” he added.last_img read more

Admission row Student arrested in Hooghly

first_imgKolkata: A college student was arrested on Thursday on charges of demanding money from another who sought admission to Haripal Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly. The accused, a resident of Ghanashyampur in Singur, had demanded Rs 10,000 from a girl assuring her of admission at the institution. The complainant is a resident of Dewanbari village in Singur.The student, Apurba Das, has been arrested and it is learnt that he had visited the student’s residence on more than one occasion with a demand for money. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter the complaint was lodged, the police set up a trap and told the girl to call up Das at her residence. Following their instructions, she asked him to come to her house and when he reached there on Thursday morning, he was caught red-handed. A few days back, the cops had arrested two students of Peary Mohan College in Uttarpara on similar charges. Recently, amid allegations of extortion of money from students in the name of admissions in colleges, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a surprise visit to Asutosh College and warned of “strong action” against anyone indulging in irregularities during the admission process. The Student Federation of India (SFI) and the student wing of the BJP took out separate rallies in the city to protest against alleged extortion in colleges.last_img read more

Tips to consider while doing international payment

first_imgShopping online is fun and gives you access to brands from all over the world. However, while making payments on the international platform, check for multiple payment options, read few reviews before you make the payment, suggest experts. Don’t forget to take a look at the below mentioned points before you spend a single penny:Check for multiple payment options is one of the most common advice you will come across when you are doing international payment. This is because chances of fraud are high on websites which are looking for only card details and do not accept cash on delivery or money from mobile wallets. Having multiple options like payment with card, cash on delivery or online wallets present, suggest that the e-commerce firm is genuine. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCurrency converter tool which converts the prices in the country’s local currency where the user is browsing the site from be it anywhere in the world, will inspire trust from you as you will know instantly that if a company is catering to a lot of countries of the world it will have a strong solid foundation. Make sure you look for it or see if the prices are in your own currency so that your bank can track the transaction easily.While doing international payment always check for reviews to know how good the product is and whether you should buy it or not. You can read reviews about order tracking function that dismisses all doubts whether the company is fraud or not. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDon’t be a hoarder. A lot of times, businesses can be tempted to hold on to currencies, in the pursuit of better exchange rates. However, businesses can also suffer due to the same impetus. If hoarding money is having a bad impact on the cash-flows, opt for liquidity every time – attempting to correctly time foreign exchange market movements has no guarantee of working in your favour.Make bigger payments. The fee for international transfers reduces proportionately as the amount increases. Hence, instead of making frequent, smaller payments, judiciously utilise your money in making bigger transfers. This would not only be convenient but will also help you save a lot of money in international transfers. A pro forma invoice is an invoice which states that the seller will fulfil his commitment to supply goods to the buyer on the agreed price. This information can be given on e-commerce websites with a link that says for bulk order contact here or a page which contains all the information on pro forma invoices and bulk orders. Learning about the legitimacy of bulk orders will help you know that the company is legitimate.Pay attention to the same product on different websites and check for both type of prices before selecting the best. The tax rate of every country is different so e-commerce sellers must do their homework when they are calculating prices of products so that the taxes levied on the products are not miscalculated.last_img read more