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first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 31, 2016 QUISIERA OFRECER MIS SERVICIOS CON MIS EMBARCACIONES YA LE DIMES SERVICIO EN EL 2016 CON MI CATAMARAN MIKEIRA Q TIENE CAPACIDAD PARA 90 PERSONAS CORRE 14 NUDOS Y DE MI LANCHA RÁPIDA DE CAPACIDAD PARA 12 PERSONAS LA CUAL CORRE 24 NUDOS , QUERÍA SABER COMO PODER CONTACTARME CON LA PERSONA ENCARGADA OK GRACIAS SOY RENZO NOBLECILLA TEJADA JEFE DE OPERACIONES DE YARDUL MIS EMBARCACIONES CUENTAS CON TODAS LAS COMODIDADES Y SON JATES MI MÓVIL ES 982342965 GRACIAS . A team of 70 combat engineers from the U.S. Marine Corps and 50 members of the recently formed Engineer Battalion of the Peruvian Marine Corps participated in the Koa Moana 2016 joint exercise. As part of the battalion’s preparations for UNITAS 2017, a multinational naval exercise, the service members exchanged knowledge to improve their abilities to respond to natural disasters and provide humanitarian aid. From September 2nd – 8th, combat engineers from the two countries engaged in a series of activities on different types of terrain at the Peruvian Marine Corps Base facilities and in the area of Quebrada Inocente in the coastal municipality of Ancón. The exercise included training for natural disasters that endanger public safety, such as earthquakes, torrential rains, floods, and landslides. UNITAS is the U.S. Navy’s longest-running maritime exercise. It has taken place annually since 1960 to train and increase inter-operability among the naval forces of each of the Latin American navies. The exercise consists of joint maritime-interdiction operations, transnational organized-crime combat, and anti-surface warfare. UNITAS 2017 will be hosted by Peru. The Peruvian Marine Corps’ exchange of knowledge and experience with their U.S. counterparts during Koa Moana 2016 (“sea warrior” in Hawaiian) has resulted in fast and effective assistance to the civilian population during natural disasters. “This is a part of the preparation of the Peruvian Navy’s new combat engineer unit, which will be participating in UNITAS 2017 for the first time,” said Major Armando A. Daviu, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Public Affairs Officer, to Diálogo on October 21. “This exercise normally takes place in the Pacific rim. This time we asked the U.S. Marines to have an exchange with our Peruvian counterparts. This exchange does not only show off Peru as a Latin American nation, but also as a nation of the Pacific,” specified Maj. Daviu. During Koa Moana 2016, participants improved their capacities for survival, defensive positions, combat engineering, placement and removal of obstacles, equipment transport, construction of modular bridges and hospitals, checkpoint security, vehicle searches, shooting, use of explosives, operations against improvised explosive devices and saltwater treatment. They also engaged in recreational sports, so as not to neglect their physical fitness. In addition, U.S. Marines also taught Peruvian officials several techniques for stabilizing injured individuals. These techniques are used on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in civilian hospitals in the United States. “As host of UNITAS 2017, the Peruvian Navy is considering holding exercises that will serve to standardize procedures and criteria that will allow for joining forces to face humanitarian-aid emergencies together,” in order to raise the Engineer Battalion’s capability in terms of natural disasters, Rear Admiral Juan Cueva López, commander of the Peruvian Marine Corps, told Diálogo on October 13th. “These exercises are very positive because the world has changed in terms of natural disasters. We must be aware that soldiers are not only trained for war; they are trained for peacekeeping in natural-disaster situations,” said César Ortiz Anderson, security analyst and president of Peru’s Pro-Citizen Security Association, to Diálogo. The first structures to suffer damages during a natural disaster are bridges, highways and airports. The armed forces are first to reopen communication in order to provide humanitarian aid and safeguard the affected areas. Although the Engineer Battalion has been focused on the fight against terrorism, the transition to improving human safety and logistics and adapting its organizational structure to this new role was an immediate challenge as the exercise went on. “All the personnel involved efficiently fulfilled their assigned tasks, and it was possible to go through the training without any hitches,” emphasized Rear Adm. Cueva. UNITAS, Koa Moana and other exercises “help us to better understand other regions in case we are called to other areas in the world. You have to remember that many of our Marines have been in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past ten years. Operating in the desert is not the same as in the jungles of the VRAEM, in Peru,” reflected Maj. Daviu. The Peruvian and U.S. Marines also exchanged professional experiences in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM, per its Spanish acronym). The U.S. Marines provide the Peruvian Marine Corps with training as preparation for their deployment in the VRAEM, where the Armed Forces have an operation against Shining Path and drug-trafficking groups. A team of U.S. Marines travels to Peru every six months to complement the training. “Through all these ways of conducting exercises, exchanging experience, developing abilities, obtaining better equipment, and cooperating, we are certain the Peruvian Marine Corps’ Engineer Battalion will be a benchmark for units of this type in the country and the region,” concluded Rear Adm. Cueva. “We will continue our main task geared toward defense.”last_img read more

first_img Hand-washing methods used by employees An environmental assessment revealed problems with: BEDHD sanitarians discovered the restaurant had used a quaternary ammonium–based sanitizer that was ineffective against norovirus. They directed the restaurant to disinfect the premises with bleach solution as specified in state guidelines. Cleaning and sanitizing of food-contact and non–food-contact surfaces The BEDHD investigation included two studies: a descriptive study to characterize the people who became ill and an analytic study using case-control methods to determine if certain foods were linked to the illness. Nov 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Sick restaurant workers, including one who vomited in the kitchen, and inadequate cleaning products contributed to a norovirus outbreak at a Michigan restaurant in 2006 that sickened at least 364 customers, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported today. Maintenance of hand-sink stations for employees. Of 584 people who were interviewed, 364 met the descriptive study’s case definition. Illness onset peaked on Jan 30, when the BEDHD was notified about the outbreak. Investigators found that norovirus transmission was already occurring before the cook vomited in the kitchen on Jan 28, and the illness attack rate was highest for customers who ate a few hours after the incident. CDC. Norovirus outbreak associated with ill food-service workers—Michigan, January-February 2006. MMWR 2007;56(46):1212-16 [Full text] Of 32 restaurant employees who were interviewed, 17 said they had worked while they were sick, and 12 of them became ill after working on Jan 28, the day the cook vomited in the restaurant. The illness struck a greater percentage of cooks than of servers who worked that day—63% versus 29%. However, 4 days later the department received reports of three more customers who became ill after eating at the restaurant on Feb 1. Norovirus genogroup I (GI) was detected in stool samples from several customers and workers, the report says. Several interventions were launched on Jan 30, the day the BEDHD learned of the outbreak. All of the food prepared between Jan 27 and 30 was discarded, sick employees were barred from the restaurant for at least 72 hours after their symptoms subsided, and the facility was thoroughly cleaned.center_img An account of the outbreak investigation, handled by the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD), appears in the Nov 23 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Monitoring of food temperatures and maintenance of proper conditions for potentially hazardous foods The analytic arm of the study, which involved 45 restaurant patrons who had been sick and 91 controls, found the antipasti platter and garlic mashed potatoes were associated with illness. The authors caution that some quaternary ammonia–based disinfectants claim they are effective against norovirus, but these products also contain alcohol and base their claims on laboratory studies of effectiveness against a proxy virus such as feline cailicvirus. The BEDHD first learned of the outbreak on Jan 30, when several customers reported gastrointestinal illnesses after having dined at the national chain restaurant 2 days earlier. Soon after launching epidemiologic and environmental investigations, the department identified an index case, a server who was sick with vomiting on about Jan 19 but did not work while ill. The worker’s sibling, who tended bar and handled some administrative duties at the restaurant, became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms 2 days later and worked on the first and second illness days. Stool samples tested by polymerase chain reaction were positive for norovirus GI; companion bacterial tests were negative. It says the outbreak was probably linked to a single infection source, because all stool samples tested positive for one norovirus group—GI/4. The health department contacted as many restaurant patrons as possible who ate at the restaurant between Jan 19 and Feb 3. Several others came forward after media reports publicized the outbreak. Investigators also interviewed the restaurant staff. On Jan 28, a line cook who was sick before his or her shift vomited into a waste bin near the frontline work station while on duty. The same employee worked the next day while still ill with loose stools. “In this outbreak, the restaurant’s use of cleaning cloths soaked with quaternary ammonium–based cleaning product likely was ineffective in disinfecting the restaurant,” the report states. In the report, the CDC emphasizes that a vomiting incident can double the norovirus attack rate in an outbreak and that the line cook’s vomiting might have contributed to disease transmission. Contaminated surfaces and food likely contributed to transmission as well, the agency says.last_img read more

first_imgBut unlike most other pets, the study found that 90 percent of traded reptile species and half of traded individuals are captured from the wild.”We did not expect that almost 40 percent of the world’s largest terrestrial vertebrate group would be in trade, that so many endangered and critically endangered species would be included,” co-author Alice Hughes of China’s Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden told AFP.Researchers used the database of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which monitors international trade in its listed species and the Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS) covering wildlife imports into the US.The authors also searched some 25,000 web pages based on keywords in five languages and found that at least 36 percent of reptile species are being traded — or 3,943 species.   Lizard ‘laundering’ Richard Thomas, head of communications at the wildlife trade monitor Traffic, said scientists who describe a new species of reptile “are in the invidious position of putting a price on its head if they disclose the precise location”.”They will doubtless be aware it will lead to a run on the species from specialist collectors and breeders, and yet the type locality is an essential piece of the scientific documentation of the species that deserves to be in the record.” He said examples include the Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle, “decimated in the wild after its discovery”, or Borneo’s Earless Monitor-lizard, which began appearing for sale online in specialist reptile keeper groups shortly after its rediscovery.Thomas said that the situation was not confined to reptiles, adding the discovery locations of at least two new slipper orchids in northern Vietnam have never been disclosed in the scientific literature “for their own safety”.But he said sourcing from the wild was not always a threat to species because it can create an incentive to protect their habitat. Hughes and colleagues proposed shifting the burden of proof to ensure trade is sustainable before it is permitted, and called for better regulation in the pet trade.  But Thomas said even the regulated trade in CITES listed reptiles is “fraught with difficulties” and open to fraud, because they do not apply to captive-bred individuals.  “Many of these species are wild caught but laundered into legal trade through deliberate misdeclaration,” he said. Topics : The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, identified parts of Southeast Asia as of most concern for the trade in endangered species. In Africa, meanwhile, most countries had significant numbers of species that had not been assessed for vulnerability to extinction.Hughes highlighted fears for newly-discovered species, with some animals appearing for sale online just months after they were described to science.   “Combined with the ease of keeping most reptiles there is the ‘cool’ angle, which is why there is a real pursuit of novelty, especially for colorful or unusual species like leaf tail geckos,” said Hughes.She added that previous research suggested whole wild populations of reptiles were harvested using details from scientific reports. She said that because it takes time for a species to be listed with CITES, newly described species would not necessarily have any trade protections and this creates incentives for wildlife traffickers.center_img More than a third of reptile species are bought and sold online in often-unregulated international trade, researchers said Tuesday, warning of the impact on wild populations of a pet market that puts a bounty on rare and newly discovered animals.Even endangered species and those with small habitats — such as the speckled cape tortoise and Seychelles tiger chameleon — are bought and sold in online forums, according to the new study by researchers in Thailand and China, who found that three-quarters of trade is in species not covered by international regulation.       The market primarily caters to buyers in Europe and North America — the British Federation for Herpetologists has reported that there are more pet reptiles than dogs in Britain. last_img read more

first_img June 15, 2016 Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog On Monday, Governor Wolf, joined by Lt. Governor Mike Stack, Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis, and Physician General Dr. Levine, thanked police officers across the Commonwealth for reaching a milestone of 1,000 overdose reversals. The overdose reversal drug Naloxone was made available to law enforcement and emergency responders in April 2015. Fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania is a top priority for the Wolf Administration.“Our effort to make naloxone available to first responders is a key part of our strategy, and it is paying dividends in lives saved,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud of the work of my administration, and I am proud to stand here today with the people who have made this life-saving work happen, most especially our police officers.”In addition to the governor and members of his administration, the event was attended by police officers, representatives from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and individuals in the recovery community.Watch York County District Attorney Tom Kearney’s powerful front-line perspective on naloxone:Take additional look at the coverage below SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant BLOG: Wolf Administration Thanks Police Officers for Reaching 1,000 Overdose Reversals (Round-up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf PennLive: Gov. Wolf, legislators recognize police for reaching 1,000 opioid overdose reversals“Naloxone is not the solution to everything, but it’s the start,” [Governor] Wolf said. Wolf is asking for $34 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year, to be matched with $18 million from the federal government, to fund 50 post-treatment centers for drug abuse victims.Post-Gazette: Anti-overdose drug Naloxone has saved 1,000 lives, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces“We’ve saved 1,000 lives with naloxone,” Mr. Wolf said. “That’s 1,000 people [for whom] we’ve had the possibility of getting a cure, and addressing the fundamental problems they suffer from.”The Times: 1,000 residents saved across the state by first responders using naloxone“My administration is committed to doing whatever we can to meet the challenge,” Wolf said.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf celebrates over 1,000 lives saved by Naloxone (Video)last_img read more

first_img92 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington has undergone an extraordinary restoration.Renovations come in all degrees of quality — from fast slap-and-dash flippers to museum standard restorations that set high-end projects apart from the rest.Beneath all this was a stunning home — it just took a lot of imagination, resources, time and care to unearth it.92 Enoggera Tce, Paddington falls into the latter half of that scale according to marketing consultant with Ray White Paddington, Matthew Abboud.92 Enoggera Tce Paddington was a horror show before the renovation“It’s been restored from the ground up. It was basically an unlivable shack,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Even down to the brass light fittings — the smallest possible detail.”The renovation was meticulous. Prior to the hard work, this is what passed for a living space.Mr Abboud said all the major renovation work was completed by 2011, with landscaping and sundries finalised in the past few years.The two-level, four-bedroom classic colonial home is positioned on 539sq m of land and includes rumpus, living room, deck and downstairs patio, so there’s plenty of space to spread out.And while the home itself is a stunner, open the front door and you’d reveal picture-frame views of the city skyline.Not exactly the “Great outdoors” before all the hard work. A view so good, it should be framed.“It’s special, isn’t it,” said Mr Abboud.“You get the full scope of it all. It’s interactive — you can see it from most rooms,” he said.The view of the back of the house wasn’t too shabby either.More impressive heritage renos…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAverage house? Wait till you see the extension!00:39 Related videos 00:39Average house? Wait till you see the extension!00:31Converted Homes: Jails, shops & police station 00:43Best converted homes 201700:35Dreamy Victorian Terraces 01:59Dream Home: Carlton02:35The Converted: Blacksmithlast_img read more

first_imgAlso in discussion is how to deal with the shortage of offsetting trades for swaps.Unless decided otherwise, rules under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) mean the pension exemption will run out in August 2015. The legislation, intended to mitigate risk of catastrophic financial meltdown, has been stepping up its rules on trading in derivates since September 2013.The Commission’s forthcoming report is likely to be based on a study from London consultancy firm, Europe Economics – ‘Possible technical solutions for the transfer of non-cash collateral as variation margins by pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) in respect of centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions’.It was further instructed to assess “the costs and risks of the various solutions and their impact on the retirement income of future pensioners”.PensionsEurope, representing Europe’s occupational pension schemes, is concerned that clearing would increase pension fund costs, thereby leading to lower payouts to pension beneficiaries.Its basic viewpoint includes that derivates are used for hedging, and never for speculation, which would be banned under IORP rules.The current position of the Commission is that it is in the process of deciding whether to extend or not the temporary exception of IORPs from clearing.Yet Nicolas Gauthier, a European Commission official, noted at a recent Brussels conference that some pension funds “were already clearing”.  Gauthier also mentioned “future meaningful international convergence”.He raised the subject of “risk of arbitrage and risk to security” and referred to the need for “cooperation between [international] regulators in order to achieve reform”.The conference, on reform of OTC derivative markets, was organised by the Brussels think-tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).Addressing IPE at the conference, the secretary general of the Brussels-based European Association of CCP Clearing Houses, which opened its doors earlier this year, said: “We understand the pension sector’s problem, and we are committed to finding a solution.”Rafael Plata indicated that one relevant issue involved the type of collateral a clearing house was willing to accept.Normally, a CCP would insist on high-grade collateral to avoid being put at risk, he said.The clearing organisation would have the last say.Philip Whitehurst of LCH.Clearnet, a CCP, told IPE that pension funds had in recent years developed and implemented liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies to free up cash to use for high-yielding investments.The challenge now, said Whitehurst, is to ensure pension schemes are using swaps with adequate collateralisation, whilst retaining scope to seek additional alpha.The product manager at LCH.Clearnet, which is majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group, added that recent figures from the International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) showed that the global notional outstanding OTC value had now grown to $710trn (€521.5trn). Results of debates on how much extra time pension funds will be granted for their present exemption from having to process derivative trades via central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) will emerge, probably on 14 August, when the European Commission presents a report on the matter.Indications from different sources, which prefer not to be named, are that solid efforts are currently in hand to accommodate pension fund interests, which object to the extra cost they could face.One item on the table is the category of collateral that clearing houses may be willing to take.An item is whether a pension fund might be able to offer non-cash collateral.last_img read more

first_imgAP3, JP Morgan Asset Management, Kames Capital, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, Mirabaud Asset Management, Finisterre Capital, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Macquarie SecuritiesAP3 – Jonas Victorsson has joined Sweden’s third pensions buffer fund at the end of May as a senior portfolio manager, running alpha mandates within the equity long/short sector. He joins from Swedbank Robur, where he worked for seven years as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur Technology, Folksam Framtidsfonden and SwedbankRobur Kommunikationsfonden. Before that, he spent almost seven years as a portfolio manager at AP1.JP Morgan Asset Management – Christoph von Reiche has been appointed to the newly created role of head of JPMAM’s institutional business for Europe. He joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he held a similar role for Germany and Austria. Von Reiche joined GSAM in 2003.Kames Capital – Peter Ball has been appointed interim head of institutional business. Ball has previously been on the board of JLT Employee Benefits, where he was responsible for the investment management and investment consulting businesses. Before then, he led the UK institutional business at JP Morgan Asset Management for 10 years. UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – Lesley Alexander, chief executive at HSBC Bank Pension Trust, has been appointed chair at UKSIF, effective from 1 July. She replaces Martin Clarke, who is stepping down after he finishes his second two-year term in the role. Before joining HSBC, was worked at EMI as head of pensions.Mirabaud Asset Management – David Basola has been appointed head of business development activities for the Italian market. He will serve the needs both of institutional and wholesale investors in Italy, Malta, Monaco and Ticino (Switzerland). He joins Syz Group, where he has worked since 2006. Before then, he worked at GAIM Advisors in London.Finisterre Capital – The emerging market asset manager has appointed Kevin Bespolka as co-portfolio manager to the Finisterre EM Debt Fund, sub-fund of the Principal Global Investors Funds. He will co-run the fund alongside the manager Christopher Watson. Bespolka joins from Napier Park Global Macro Fund, where he served as CIO and chief executive.BNP Paribas Investment Partners – Patrick Mange has been appointed to the newly created role of emerging markets strategist. He joined BNP Paribas Group in 2001 as head of investment strategy for BNP Paribas Asset Management. Since 2009, he has served as deputy chief executive in charge of investment for Shinhan BNP Paribas.Macquarie Securities – The institutional equities arm of Macquarie has appointed Mark Dwyer and Graham Cook to its Portfolio Solutions group in London. Dwyer joins as a head of Portfolio Solutions EMEA from BNY Mellon, where he was managing director and head of the EMEA Beta & Transition Management. Graham Cook was most recently a director on the same BNY Mellon team and joins as senior transition manager.last_img read more

first_imgSpectrum Geo is set to acquire broadband 2D multi-client seismic survey over the Joint Management Area (JMA), managed by Joint Commission, located on the Mascarene Plateau between Mauritius and the Seychelles.This new dataset, covering 20,000 km, lies within exploration blocks already delineated by the proactive Joint Commission under their Hybrid Open Door Licensing System.This is the first agreement of its kind following the ratification of landmark treaties between the two countries in 2012 which concerned management of the continental shelf of the Mascarene Plateau region, and extended their joint jurisdiction by 396,000 km2, the company explained.Despite its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, approximately 20% of the JMA area is in shallow water of less than 1000 meters.Spectrum has modeled gravity response over the JMA to be compatible with a fragment of the Madagascar-West Indian Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Crust.Neil Hodgson, executive vice-president Geoscience at Spectrum, said, “Our basin modelling puts the potential Seychelles style pre-volcanic source rocks into the oil window; this is corroborated by the presence of high quality oil slicks above the prospective area captured on satellite data. A live working hydrocarbon system lying unexplored below the basalts across this whole area is clearly demonstrated. Modern seismic acquisition and broadband processing techniques will allow us to reveal the oil potential of this fascinating basin.”Pre-funding opportunities for this seismic program are available now, the company added.last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Miami conference timely says Tourism Minister by: – March 14, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 36 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. Tourism Minister Ian Douglas has described an ongoing cruise ship conference in Miami which is organized on an annual basis by the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association as timely.Douglas who is attending the conference says the initiative is essential to the further development and promotion of Dominica’s tourism sector.“It is very important to islands like Dominica because we need to continue to interact with all the stakeholders in the tourism sector. At that conference we will be engaging in a major trade show. There are a number of conference and one on one meeting. Most of the cruise lines come to Dominica and we are continuing to put a proposal before them to come. Those who are there we are continuing to dialogue and ask them how we can continue to make the destination better.” According to Douglas the cruise liners also expressed concerns about their guests.“They want to know how well the destination can facilitate their guest the destination is. We can use these kinds of feedback to make improvements to the destination and we want to see what the people around us are doing. We continue to be on the cutting edge of the industry,” he added.The conference will climax on Thursday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgDelgado’s body was brought to a local mortuaryfor a “post mortem” examination. Recovered from the crime scene were thevictim’s slippers and flashlight. Delgado was discovered lifeless wearing onlyunderwear with his hands tied behind his back early morning on Sunday, a policereport showed. According to Police Station 5 chief CaptainRomulo Gepilango, the victim sustained two gunshot wounds on the head and oneon the chest. Police identified him as resident 29-year-oldRyan Delgado.  BACOLOD City – A man was found dead at aquarry site in Hacienda Arceo, Barangay Alangilan. Gepilango said investigations are ongoing asof this writing./PNlast_img read more