Officials honour fallen Royal Air Force members
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen yesterday paid honour to fallen members of the Royal Air Forces by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, National Heroes Park.
Sir Patrick was joined by Major General Robert Neish, president of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), and Pamela Bridgewater, United States Ambassador to Jamaica, at the Battle of Britain Wreath Laying Ceremony.
RAFA Jamaica celebrated the Battle of Britain Week from September 8 to 15. RAFA Jamaica was established in 1946 and is a division of the United Kingdom-based charitable organisation, established in 1943, to provide care and support to serving and retired members of the Royal Air Forces.
PM: Local private sector, overseas investors to drive economic activity
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said Jamaica's limited fiscal space does not allow the Government to play "as great a role" as it would like in promoting and advancing growth.
Addressing stakeholders at an economic reform conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston last week, Simpson Miller said the local private sector and investors from abroad will have to be the drivers of economic activity.
"We are committed to doing all we can to encourage both local and foreign investors alike," the prime minister said, while adding that the Gov't will be making it easier for the private sector to do business.
PCJ on show at alternative energy expo
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) will be operating a booth at the Jamaica Alternative Energy Conference and Expo scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
The event will take place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James.
In a media release yesterday, the PCJ said its representatives in the booth will provide consumers and business operators with information about alternative energy.
"The corporation will also be distributing a step-by-step guide on netbilling for any individual or entity interested in selling electricity to the national grid," the PCJ said.
UWI prof chastises Paulwell for bad handling of energy project
PROFESSOR ALVIN WINT, a member of the National Partnership Council, which is chaired by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, said Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell should be ashamed of the bungling involved in the quest to add generating capacity to the national grid.
Wint pointed to Friday's editorial which called for Paulwell to resign because of his handling of the issue, as a form of sanction which is imposed by the public whenever targets are not met.
"I share the view that the minister has to be embarrassed that the timelines have not been met, as a consequence, he needs to work with even greater fervour to make sure the targets are met," Wint said.
The University of the West Indies professor was speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum at the company's North Street offices in downtown Kingtson on Friday.