$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

Live from Atlanta: Rankin previewing SEC title game

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Riot Games to cut back Oceanic Pro League support

first_imgRiot Games Oceania has reportedly downsized the Oceanic Pro League ahead of its 2020 season.Kotaku Australia has reported that teams in the league will no longer receive an operating subsidy.Photo credit: Riot GamesRELATED: Riot Games and 4Entertainment to launch Belgian and Dutch leagues“We can confirm we have removed the operating subsidy for the upcoming season in accordance with the plan teams were made aware of when they entered the league,” Riot Games Oceania told Kotaku Australia. The operating subsidy was distributed each week over the course of the league’s two splits.The report also explains that minimum player salary requirements will be being removed for the league moving forward. “We can also confirm we have agreed as a concession with team owners to waive OPL’s minimum salary requirement. This decision wasn’t taken lightly – but with a view to sustainability – and was communicated to OPL players on October 23,” Riot Games Oceania confirmed.RELATED: Splyce rebrands to MAD Lions in Riot Games’ LECIt’s reported that the previous minimum player salary requirement was $10,000 (£7,694.45) per year. The new rule now means that there is no guarantee that players will receive a salary at all going into 2020.Esports Insider says: The lack of a guaranteed salary for players will, likely, see them move across to another regional league or stop playing altogether – balancing practice and competition alongside a full-time job to sustain the profession is a tall task and would, in some cases, lead to a downgrade in performance by nature.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Chinmayanand case Priyanka slams BJP govt police for repeating Unnao negligence

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the BJP government and the police in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday over the Chinmayanand case, saying they were repeating the “negligence” shown and “protection” given to the accused in the Unnao rape case. Her allegations came a day after the student, who has levelled rape charges against former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, threatened to set herself on fire if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was not arrested immediately. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The student also asked if the government was waiting for her to die even after her statement was recorded before a magistrate. “The consequences of the BJP government and police’s negligence and protection to the accused in the Unnao rape case are in front of everyone,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. “Now, the BJP government and police are repeating the same in the Shahjahanpur case. The victim is in fear. But do not know what the BJP government is waiting for,” the Congress general secretary in-charge eastern Uttar Pradesh added. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The police had earlier registered a case of criminal intimidation and abduction on a complaint lodged by the student’s father. Later, the student, who studied in a college run by an organisation led by the BJP leader, also accused him of rape and “physical exploitation” for over a year. In the Unnao case, expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been accused of rape by a 19-year-old woman.last_img read more