President attends CSME Sub-Committee Meeting in Barbados

first_imgAs teachers continue a countrywide strike in demand for a 40 per cent salary increase, President David Granger has travelled to Barbados where he participated in the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) on Wednesday.The meeting, which was held in Bridgetown, was convened to discuss and makePresident Granger shares a light moment with Secretary General of Caricom, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holnessdecisions which are aimed at hastening the movement towards a single market and economy within the Caribbean Community (Caricom).The Sub- Committee, of which President Granger is a member, was chaired by recently elected Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.The meeting saw discussions on a wide range of CSME-related issues, including the role of the private sector and labour in the CSME, facilitation of travel, the free movement of persons, contingent rights, and the proposed establishment of single registration for companies.Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge; Guyana’s Ambassador to Caricom, Charlene Phoenix; and Senior Foreign Service Officer within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sherwyn Naughton, accompanied President Granger toPresident David Granger in discussion with Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, as Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge listens attentivelythe meeting.last_img read more

FLOOD ALERT AFTER DAY OF TORRENTIAL RAIN

first_imgGARDAI and the AA have issued warnings tonight to motorists after a day of torrential rain.Roads in several areas are only passable with care.Readers have warned of flooded roads – and dangerous driving by some motorists – in several areas of the county tonight. The Port Road in Letterkenny has been flooded all day; as have roads in and around Lifford, Castlefin, Ramelton, Ballyshannon, Pettigo, Ballybofey, Convoy and Gaoth Dobhair.Readers in and around Letterkenny have complained about motorists speeding though flood waters, causing problems for them.A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily: “Motorists approaching roads which are flooded must slow down and take care. It is dangerous for them and other motorists to speed in these sort of conditions.”Farmers already suffering due to a poor spring – and a lack of fodder – have been forced to move livestock because of flooded fields.  FLOOD ALERT AFTER DAY OF TORRENTIAL RAIN was last modified: May 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FLOOD ALERT AFTER DAY OF TORRENTIAL RAINlast_img read more