Vermont Business Magazine Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for governor, issued the following statement Monday morning which takes Governor Phil Scott to task for not responding to a Vermont Republican Party email(link is external) sent out at 10 am on April 11.“Why is Governor Scott silent? Since last Wednesday, there is still a lack of clarity from the Governor’s office on the VT GOP’s use of the slogan “Make Vermont Great Again!” I had hoped the 2018 election would represent a return to civility, both nationally and here in Vermont. The VT GOP has decided to do its best to continue the divisive politics of the past few years.“The VT GOP Vice Chair said of the slogan: ‘What’s the big deal? It’s a fundraising piece. Some people are intentionally triggering themselves so they can engage in moral preening.’“I am not triggered, I am disturbed! I am disturbed that the VT GOP has decided to echo the rhetoric of a man who questions the ability of judges to be impartial based on their place of birth, who mocks the disabled, who actively maligns immigrants as criminals – I could go on. I ask Phil Scott, the leader of the Republican Party, to make it clear that Washington rhetoric doesn’t belong in Vermont. I ask Phil Scott to denounce the VT GOP’s use of this slogan and all the hate it represents to Vermont’s marginalized.“Let’s make 2018 a year of dialogue and inclusivity.”Source: Hallquist 4.16.2018
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Genoa-based Hugo Trumpy has more than 60 years of experience dedicated to this trade lane and customer base, as a former Nordana Line agent. Intermarine and Hugo Trumpy will increase the present liner service to the Americas, ensuring regular sailings from the Mediterranean to the Americas.”With Intermarine, we expect to offer our market an even more diversified and flexible liner service, now accepting heavy units up to 1,400 tons (1,270 tonnes),” said Hugo Trumpy’s Andrea Boesgaard.Since 2014, Intermarine has operated a bi-monthly sailing from the Mediterranean to Americas through a joint sailing agreement with Spanish shipping company, Marguisa. www.intermarine.com www.hugotrumpy.it www.marguisa.com
It was gratifying to read about the final of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting’s annual mooting competition, held at the Law Society. The profession’s support for fostering and encouraging essential skills for the next generation of lawyers was recently seen in the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Mediation Skills Competition, which took place in London in January. Sponsored by leading City firms and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, this competition has grown from eight teams last year to 14. Teams from UK law schools competed in mediation sessions that involved complex commercial dispute and deal-making scenarios in the Rolls Building, as well as in the offices of Bird & Bird. The winning London Metropolitan University team of Legal Practice Course students was given fully funded entry to the International Chamber of Commerce’s mediation competition in Paris. This February event involved mediating complex international problems with teams from around the world, while being evaluated by some of the world’s leading dispute resolution specialists. Some 66 international teams had the opportunity to interact with world-class mediators. We were pleased to be the first UK team in two years to get into the final rounds, coming 11th overall. I would urge members of our profession to consider ‘putting something back’ by getting involved in these and similar mediation competitions in the interests of promoting this growing area of legal practice. William McKay, solicitor/mediator, senior lecturer (LPC), London Metropolitan University
The Timehri Prison, on the East Bank of Demerara, will soon under massive renovations as the Public Security Ministry has begun to invite bids which will see renovations to several parts of the prison.Interested bidders are being invited to bid for the renovation of the Officer-in-Charge’s quarters, female quarters, and medex quarters, and for the tiling of dormitories at the Timehri prison.Bids will be opened on March 14, in the boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Finance Ministry.Only recently, it was announced that Cabinet approved the contract for the construction of six living quarters from Lots One to Two at the Mazaruni Prison. The contract of $41 million was awarded to N&A Construction for Lot One of the project, while AAV Ragobeer General Construction was awarded $35 million for Lot Two of the project.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at a recent post-Cabinet press briefing said the two lots will include nine residences and a third lot was being considered.The renovation of the prison comes on the heel of the visit that was made by President David Granger and a ministerial team in March 2016. During that visit, it was revealed that the living quarters of the prison officers was in a deplorable state.