Jamaicans Must Agree on Common Set of Values – Minister Thwaites

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During the course of the academic year, the Ministry of Education plans to develop and expose children to material that will lead them towards behaviour change and basic and broadly acceptable values.Portfolio Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said the move comes against the background of what appears to be a “national ambivalence about values within the society” where “some of the certainties of the past are no longer accepted”. He stated that as a nation “we need to consensually agree on the values and attitudes that we are willing to accept as a people”.The Minister was addressing the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Independent Schools Association Principals’ Conference 2013, on Wednesday, April 24, at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.Mentioning the recent withdrawal of printed material from the Health and Family Life Education curriculum, Rev. Thwaites said the Government’s position on the matter is very clear.“Our notion of healthy family life is the relationship between a man and a woman, with tolerance and compassion for those who have adopted a different lifestyle, but we are certainly not going to direct people in terms of something that we do not consider normal,” he stated.The Education Minister noted that the criticisms received in relation to that issue have caused queries from some people as to what should be accepted with regards to good social values. He insisted that there are some things that Jamaicans have to be clear about as it relates to values.Rev. Thwaites argued that simplicity in lifestyle, respect for each other, faithfulness and solidarity “are a few of the basic things that are useful in terms of building a society and making individuals happy”.He appealed for the help of the independent schools in building good social values and fostering behaviour change.By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter Jamaicans Must Agree on Common Set of Values – Minister Thwaites EducationApril 29, 2013 RelatedSeven Primary Schools in East Kingston Get Tablet Computers Advertisementscenter_img RelatedJamaicans Must Agree on Common Set of Values – Minister Thwaites RelatedJamaicans Must Agree on Common Set of Values – Minister Thwaiteslast_img read more

Building buys a pint … for Sonnemann Toon

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Government hosts CREAD Consultation

first_img 400 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsPolitics Government hosts CREAD Consultation by: – November 29, 2018center_img Share Tweet Professor Avinash Persaud, Principal architect of the Climate Resilient Execution Agency for Dominica and member of the CREAD’s Transition CommitteeThe Government of Dominica hosted a consultation on the Climate Resilience Executing Agency of Dominica (CREAD) Bill 2018, at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Wednesday.The CREAD Bill 2018 will allow for the establishment of the Agency as Government moves ahead with its objective to make Dominica the World’s First Climate Resilient Country.Stake holder representatives from the public and private sector and civil society will attend the consultation and have the opportunity to review and discuss the draft legislation before it is taken to parliament.The objectives of the proposed bill are to promote the swift and cost-effective recovery of Dominica from climate-related disasters; to ensure that any physical and other infrastructure damaged or destroyed during a climate related disaster is reconstructed or restored to a state that is better than its state before the occurrence of that disaster; to ensure that Dominica will be more resilient to natural hazards and better able to respond to climate-related disasters; and to assist the public and private sectors and civil society to be better equipped to manage and recover from climate-related disasters.The Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD) was formed to assist in rebuilding Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.The Government will soon formalize the Agency through the enactment of the CREAD Bill 2018 in order to rebuild the island as the first climate resilient nation in the world in accordance with a Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan developed by the Commonwealth of Dominica and its partners.last_img read more

Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse

first_img Tags: Limerick’s Paul Kennedy and Jane Kennedy-owned Irish Sport Horse mare Cartown Danger Mouse have taken victory in today’s (Sunday) four-star 1m60 Grand Prix sponsored by Equerry, at Bolesworth International in the UK.A thrilling jump-off saw Kennedy (pictured above) outpace his fellow countryman Billy Twomey, with the 24-year-old Limerick rider collecting a first prize of €33,000.Cork-born Twomey had taken the lead with the Kim Barzilay-owned Kimba Flamenco with a clear round in 38.65 seconds. However Kennedy knocked .09 of a second off that target when last to go. Twomey would finish as runner-up, while Britain’s John Whitaker took third place with Cassinis Chaplin. Richard Howley and Dolores came home in sixth for Ireland while Clem McMahon also finished in the top 10 with PacatoIt was Kennedy’s second win at Bolesworth having also taken the top prize in Friday’s feature competition again riding Cartown Danger Mouse, while the pair were also part of the winning Irish Nations Cup team recently in Lisbon.BREEDINGCartown Danger Mouse (ISH) – 2006 bay mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Missy Boo (ISH). Bred by Paul G Kennedy, Co. Limerick. Owner: Jane Kennedy. Rider: Paul Kennedy (IRL) 17 June 2018, 18:03 Home  »  General  »  Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse last_img read more

Terry Crews settles sexual assault lawsuit against the William Morris agency

first_imgABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Terry Crews has settled his sexual assault lawsuit against the Williams Morris Endeavor agency, and the agent he accused, Adam Venit, is reportedly retiring.“Terry Crews, Adam Venit and WME have settled the lawsuit Mr. Crews filed last year. It will be dismissed,” the agency said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No terms were announced. Deadline reports Venit is retiring Monday.The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star tweeted the word “Accountability” as he posted a link to the news.Crews named Venit as the person who assaulted him at a party Adam Sandler hosted at Hutchinson’s Restaurant in West Hollywood on February 4, 2016. “Venit, upon his first meeting Crews, viciously grabbed Crews’ penis and testicles so hard that it caused Crews immediate pain in a blatant and unprovoked sexual assault,” Crews’ attorney, Bryan Sullivan, wrote in the complaint.“Crews smacked Venit’s hand away and shoved him back more forcefully than before, screaming ‘Hey! What are you doing?!’ two or three times, but Venit ignored everything Crews was saying and continued to try to grab Crews’ genitals,” Sullivan continued. “Crews kept Venit at arm’s length and turned to Sandler to get his attention, yelling, ‘Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts!’”Crews sued for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and negligent retention and supervision.  His suit alleged that he told his agent at the time — another WME employee, Brad Slater — of the incident but that the company took no action. Crews eventually fired his agent and left the agency in November 2017.   The actor, who appeared this year in the hit Deadpool 2, is set to star in the upcoming drama John Henry featuring Ludacris.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more