$39.8 Million Allocated for ‘T21’ National Development Plan

first_imgA total of $39.8 million has been allocated to the Planning Model Development and National Development Plan ‘T21’ in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure.The project, which is being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PSOJ), seeks to prepare a long-term National Development Plan, along with 31 sector plans, which would result in Jamaica achieving developed country status by 2030.Other objectives include the development of a Medium Term Social Economic Policy Framework (MTF) for period 2009 to 2012; develop a planning model, which is responsive to the changing structure of the economy; and establish a framework for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and communication of the National Development Plan.As at February 2013, 30 sector plans were completed in collaboration with task force groups; National Development Plan and MTF completed and tabled in Parliament followed by widespread distribution of both documents to stakeholders; while a Cabinet submission was prepared for approval of the plan and Ministry Paper submitted to Parliament.In addition, public consultations were conducted across the island; presentations made to public and private sector bodies, trade unions, civil society groups, and to the Opposition.Other achievements include: upgrading of the Vision 2030 Jamaica website; 47,000 copies of the popular version of the National Development Plan were printed and 26,000 copies distributed islandwide; completion of four quarterly progress reports and finalisation of two-year progress report; while 10 of 18 Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) were established to monitor and evaluate implementation of the plan.Anticipated targets for the 2013/2014 fiscal year include: printing and dissemination of three-year Vision 2030 Jamaica report; widespread distribution of MTF to stakeholders; to establish and support operation of Technical Monitoring Committee (TMC); and printing and dissemination of new MTF for 2012/2013 to 2014/2015.The project is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). It began in February 2006 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.The House of Representatives is to consider the Estimates of Expenditure beginning on Tuesday, April 9. RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisions $39.8 Million Allocated for ‘T21’ National Development Plan InformationApril 9, 2013Written by: Latonya Linton Story HighlightsA total of $39.8 million has been allocated to the Planning Model Development and National Development Plan ‘T21’ in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure.The project, which is being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PSOJ), seeks to prepare a long-term National Development Plan, along with 31 sector plans, which would result in Jamaica achieving developed country status by 2030.Other objectives include the development of a Medium Term Social Economic Policy Framework (MTF) for period 2009 to 2012; develop a planning model, which is responsive to the changing structure of the economy; and establish a framework for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and communication of the National Development Plan. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedJIS Jamaica 50 Photo Album Wins International Award Advertisementslast_img read more

Residential Camp Added To Foundation’s Summer Schedule

first_imgLive like a professional rugby player at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Campus from Monday, July 31st to Wednesday, August 2nd, receiving expert rugby coaching, fitness training, and top-level nutrition at this three-day camp, designed to give youngsters a taste of life as professional athlete.This residential is aimed at 12-16 year olds and the cost is £185pp, which includes two nights accommodation, lunch and an evening meal on the Monday, three meals a day on Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday.As well as the residential camp, the Community Foundation is also running three standard holiday camps at venues across the region, details below: Our forthcoming Summer 2017 Premiership Academy Camps will be staged at Old Bristolians RFC, North Petherton RFC and Winscombe RFC on dates throughout July and August.For full details of each course and to book securely online click here:Bristol Rugby Premiership Academy Summer 2017 Camps, for 8-11 and 12-16 years.Venue: Old Bristolians RFCDate: Mon, July 24th – Thursday, July 27.Time: 10am-4pmAges: 8-11 and 12-16 yearsPrice: £120Venue: Bridgwater College, Cannington CampusDate: Mon, July 31st – Wednesday, August 2nd.Ages: 12-16 yearsTimes: ResidentialPrice: £185Venue: North Petherton RFCDate: Thu, Aug 3rd – Fri, Aug 4thTime: 10am-4pmAges: 8-11 and 12-16 yearsPrice: £60Venue: Winscombe RFCDate: Mon, August 21st 17 – Tue, Aug 22ndTime: 10am-4pmAges: 8-11 and 12-16 yearsPrice: £60For more information, phone Katie on 0777 585 2791 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Africa made to wait for ANC decision

first_imgThe announcement on who will host the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations will take place on Saturday, in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo and not on Friday as originally planned.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) gave no reason for pushing the decision back 24 hours.Morocco and South Africa are the only two countries bidding and will make their presentations at a conference centre in the city before the CAF executive committee.With the two countries both bidding for both years, it seems that the only formality will be deciding which country will host the tournament in which year.The news will be welcomed in Morocco, who have been beaten by South Africa in their attempt to host the World Cup twice.Morocco received no votes in their bid for the 2006 tournament, which was awarded to Germany. They received 10 votes to South Africa’s 14 for the 2010 bid which South Africa hosted. South Africa looked the favourites to host the tournament earlier, given the country’s state of readiness as the ten stadia used for last year’s World Cup are all in regular use.Morocco have unveiled one new stadium in Marrakech and are set to build at least two more world-class venues, while they could well be eyeing a bid for Africa’s second World Cup, which will not take place before 2026.One of the factors that could see Morocco hosting the tournament earlier will lie with CAF President Issa Hayatou. He is seeking re-election in February and may try to garner North African support by giving them first hosting rights. South Africa’s Danny Jordaan is rumoured to be Hayatou’s strongest rival.The decision will be accompanied by the CAF Super Cup match between TP Mazembe, who reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup, and FUS Rabat at the Kenya Stadium.Source: Soccernet.comlast_img read more

Perfect score for Warriors

first_imgBy Russell Bennett The Pakenham Warriors’ Big V basketball teams made it a perfect five from five across the weekend…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fun at the fete

first_imgCOLUMBA Catholic Primary School in Bunyip held a twilight fete last week in excellent weather conditions. There were rides, food,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bain-Singh awaits murder sentence

first_imgBy Casey Neill A man who worked as a butcher in Pakenham is awaiting sentencing over a murder and a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

End of a Perfect Season — Spartans edge Saints 3-2

first_imgFlorian Niedermaier scored shorthanded early in the middle frame to build a 3-1 Spartans lead in a second period that saw the home side out-shoot the Saints 15-8. Saints first-year forward Grant Iles tallied with nine minutes left in the third period to cut the lead, but Trinity Western all-star goaltender Silas Matthys shut the door on any comeback hopes.Huber faced 44 shots from the high-flying Spartans offence in taking his first loss of the season.The scene shifted to Burnaby on Saturday night where the Saints took on the Simon Fraser University Clan.BCIHL leading goalscorer Derek McPhail registered the game’s first marker with 30 seconds left in the first period to spot the Saints a 1-0 lead. After a scoreless back-and-forth second period, Simon Fraser tied the score two minutes into the third period on the powerplay when Mac Colasimone scored on Saints starter Patrick Zubick. Ian Mackey scored another powerplay goal two minutes later to give the home team a 2-1 lead.Veteran Saints forward Dane Feeney tied the game at twos with just over three minutes left in regulation. In overtime, Mathew Berry-Lamontagna registered the game winner with 31 seconds left in the extra frame.Despite the pair of losses, the Saints remain five points up on second place Trinity Western. The Saints will now take a weekend off before jumping on the bus for a weekend roadtrip to Vancouver Island where they will play the University of Victoria Vikes (December 1) and Vancouver Island University Mariners (December 2).The Saints will return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on January 12 and 13 when they will host Trinity Western. The Selkirk College Saints had a ten-game winning streak come to a sudden end in Langley after the Trinity Western University Spartans handed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) top team its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Friday night.The Saints traveled west for a weekend roadtrip that started at the Langley Events Centre, home of the second-place Spartans.The Spartans scored the game’s first goal midway through the first period when Brayden Brown beat Saints starter Brett Huber. Selkirk College captain Dallas Calvin tied the score with just under three minutes left in the opening period, but 40 seconds later Evan Last helped Trinity Western regain the lead.last_img read more

Galway U21 team v Dublin named

first_imgThe Galway U21 team to play Dublin in the All Ireland U21 Hurling Semi Final in Thurles tomorrow evening at 6pm has been named. Senior panellists Conor Whelan, Brian Molloy who is captain and Eanna Burke are named in the forward division, while 3 of last year’s All Ireland Minor winning team start, namely Sean Loftus, Fintan Burke and Thomas Monaghan. The team in full is: Cathal Tuohy (Tommie Larkins)Conor Jennings (Loughrea)Darragh O ‘Donoghue (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Declan Cronin (Cappataggle)Fintan Burke (St Thomas)Shane Cooney (St Thomas)Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)Darragh Dolan (Cappataggle)Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)Kevin McHugo (Tommie Larkins)Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema Leitrim – Capt.)Conor Whelan (Kinvara)Thomas Monaghan (Killimordaly)Eanna Burke (St Thomas)Cian Burke (Athenry) 16 August 2016; Ryan McCambridge, Antrim, Stephen Bennett, Waterford, Eoghan O’Donnell, Dublin, and Conor Whelan, Galway, came face to face in Dublin today ahead of the Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi Finals on Saturday, August 20. Leinster champions Dublin play Galway in Saturday’s Semi Finals at 6pm while Ulster champions Antrim and Munster champions Waterford go head-to-head in the other last four pairing at 4pm. Both games take place at Semple Stadium in Thurles and will be broadcast live on TG4. Pictured are Dublin hurler Eoghan O’Donnell and Galway hurler Conor Whelan during a Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi-Final media day at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Paul Mohan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more