Minister Falconer Lauds Diaspora for Keeping Jamaica’s Image High

first_imgRelatedMinister Falconer Lauds Diaspora for Keeping Jamaica’s Image High RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, has lauded the Diaspora for keeping the good name, image and reputation of Jamaica at a high level. She was delivering the keynote address at the annual gala of the Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association’s North-Eastern American Chapter, held on June 29 at the Hilton Hotel in Greenbelt, Maryland. Noting the country’s accomplishments in various fields, Miss Falconer said: “we should never allow ourselves to be led into believing that the minority position is what defines a people and a nation, as is demonstrated time and time again, when Jamaicans step out, they take on and beat the world.”  The Minister told the audience that the Government is committed to openness, noting that “enlightened policies” in the information and telecommunications technology (ICT) sector, as well as passage of the Access to Information legislation, have made information readily available to nationals at home and abroad. She said that under her leadership more is being done to open up government to the people, and in a matter of weeks the new Jamaica House/Office of the Prime Minister website will be launched, “which will be on the cutting edge and interactive”.  “We have also brought together, all the communications arms of Government under one umbrella grouping, to share ideas and to ensure that we all agree on the importance of increasing the access to government information by the people,” she said. Turning to technology in education, Minister Falconer stated that despite fiscal constraints, the Government is seeking to increase the use of ICT to improve access to and the quality of education. “We are determined to move the education system to a point where it is more relevant and more geared towards providing us with an internationally competitive edge,” she said. “We have, at this time, an education system that produces a large number of brilliant graduates at every level.  We are aiming for a system where all have an equal opportunity to excel, where very few will fail, and where the broad majority emerge as more than just average, but having mastery of the basic skills and competencies on which to build a productive and fulfilling life,” she added. Minister Falconer encouraged the alumni groups to continue their outstanding efforts to help their school and by extension, education in Jamaica. By Derrick Scott (Washinton, D.C.) RelatedMinister Falconer Lauds Diaspora for Keeping Jamaica’s Image High Minister Falconer Lauds Diaspora for Keeping Jamaica’s Image High InformationJuly 3, 2012last_img read more

Altice USA homes in on wireless launch

first_img Related MVNOs mount South Korea 5G pricing challenge AT&T targets enterprise with 5G FWA US mobile broadband user numbers rise Home Altice USA homes in on wireless launch Previous ArticleKT expecting 5G revenue boost in H2Next ArticleFitch forecasts mobile recovery in Indonesia Cable operator Altice USA updated its wireless launch plans, noting it expects to deploy service under an MVNO agreement with Sprint sometime before the close of Q3.On a call with analysts, CEO Dexter Goei said it has entered a phase of “heavy testing” and locked in “major mobile handset partnerships” in preparation for the launch. He added Altice deployed more than 19,000 small cells in less than a year as part of its partnership with Sprint, and work on its core network is now complete.Goei said Altice had settled on a price point and distribution plan, but declined to provide specifics until nearer the launch.Not worriedAs it prepares to cross over into wireless, Goei insisted the operator doesn’t feel threatened by mobile operators encroaching on Altice USA’s territory with 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband products.“We’ve seen no 5G fixed wireless launches in our footprint. We don’t expect to see them anytime soon given technical and economic constraints for mobile network operators.”The sentiments echoed statements made earlier this year by Comcast Cable CEO David Watson, though Goei conceded it could feel the impacts of FWA competition in rural areas “over time”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 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 Diana Goovaerts Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 MAY 2019 Tags Altice USAfixed wirelessMVNOlast_img read more

Rugby legends Johnson, Eales to visit Tokyo

first_imgTwo giants of rugby union — both in terms of ability and stature — are heading to Tokyo in June.Unfortunately, for Japanese fans of the “game played in heaven” they will not be joining the plethora of former and current international players plying their trade in the Top League. Rather, Martin Johnson and John Eales will be over here as part of the former’s “Testimonial Year.” The two second-row forwards, and the last two captains to lift the Rugby World Cup, will be holding an entertainment dinner in Tokyo to raise funds for the Martin Johnson Testimonial, which hopes to collect £1 million during the year for MacMillan Cancer Relief, the NSPCC and SPARKS, as well as a number of other charities.The event, on June 10 at the Westin Hotel, will be hosted by former England and British Lions hooker Peter Wheeler, and will feature “An Audience With,” during which guests will be able to pose their own questions to the two legends; video action from the players’ careers and a Grand Auction featuring an amazing array of sporting memorabilia and prizes.Johnson, who has announced that he will retire at the end of the season will be fresh off a testimonial game at Twickenham.Captain of the England side that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, the Leicester stalwart also captained the British Lions in 1997 and 2001 and is renowned the world over as one of the greatest locks and captains to have ever played the game.Eales’ nickname sums up his contribution to the game — the Queenslander, who played when Australia won the 1991 RWC and who lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 1999 when Australia triumphed for the second time, being known simply as “Nobody” as in “Nobody’s perfect.”For more information on the various sponsorship opportunities and on the different table categories available please contact Robert Derry in Hong Kong on 852-29730181 or e-mail [email protected] IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more