GlobalMarkets newspaper names Shaw – Caribbean Finance Minister of the…

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of the Jamaican Gleaner Publication says Shaw has an “impressive roster of economic reforms”Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has been named Finance Minister of the year for the Caribbean by GlobalMarkets newspaper.The publication focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank annual meetingsManaging Editor of the publication, Toby Fildes, noted that Shaw has an impressive roster of economic reforms that was started by the previous Administration, which demonstrates Jamaica’s political stability.“You have kept a tight hand on government spending – fiscal surplus is very high – which will help whittle down government debt,” Fildes said in a letter to the Minister, dated August 24.The editor added that Jamaica has been cited as a stand-out performer on its fiscal targets and the new Government is now targeting faster growth.“These measures are paying off. The Minister recently approached the market with a liability management exercise. In addition, the country’s ratings have been on the up since 2014, with Moody’s lifting the country to B3 in November,” he noted.Shaw, in accepting the award on behalf of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government of Jamaica and the people, said he felt honored and looks forward to collecting it in Washington DC in the United States in October.Last year, GlobalMarkets recognized Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, as the 2016 Governor of the Year.At that time, the newspaper’s editorial committee cited Wynter’s admirable stewardship during difficult times in the international financial markets, acknowledging him as a “well-respected figure, who has been stable and solid amid change of Government”.last_img read more

Press Release: Chief Elections Officer Addresses Recent Circulation of unauthorized Electors List

first_img Share 591 Views   no discussions Mr. Anthony continues, “The digital reproduction of the list is something that the Electoral Commission and the Electoral Office have given consideration to from time to time, however there is recognition that one key factor is the security of any list produced or any online publication of the list. But it is not something that has been dismissed outright.We continue to look at implementing this, once we have the appropriate legal framework and technologies in place.” LocalNews Press Release: Chief Elections Officer Addresses Recent Circulation of unauthorized Electors List by: – May 28, 2019 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! It has been brought to the attention of the Electoral Office that there is, in circulation, an online publication of a document purporting to be a list of electors which has neither been authorized nor issued by this Office.The Electoral Office of Dominica reminds the public that the physical copies of the Register of Electors, produced by the Electoral Office for publication or for sale are the only legitimate source of elector information available in the Commonwealth of Dominica.The Electoral Office does not publish, sell or release for any reason, digital copies of the Register ofElectors. Only physical copies of the lists are ever released, as required by law. The Electoral Office alsoadvises against the replication of lists purchased from or issued by the Office.“We want to make it exceedingly clear that our systems have not been compromised and any elector information released digitally in the public domain did not come from the Voter Management System used by the Electoral Office. As required by law, Electors Lists are published and posted in all polling districts and the public asked to scrutinize the lists and bring any areas of concern to the attention of the Electoral Office,” said Chief Electoral Officer Ian Michael Anthony.Registered electors are urged to refer to the published Register of Electors and any subsequent supplementary lists in their respective polling districts or speak with the Assistant Registering Officers in their communities and constituencies to ensure that they have any queries addressed with the most up to date information regarding their status as duly registered.The Electoral Office of Dominica, under the direction of the Chief Registering Officer (Chief Elections Officer) is the only entity empowered by the Registration Of Electors Act (Chap 2:03) to collect, guard and produce elector information and the production and publishing of these lists are done multiple times per year.On the September 30th of each year, the Electoral Office is required to publish, in each polling district, the preliminary Register of Electors.The office is also tasked with publishing the final Register of Electors on the November 30th of the same year, inclusive of all additions to and removals from, the preliminary list. Additionally, supplementary lists are produced each quarter that features any newly registered persons duly registered in the preceding three months. Chief Elections Officer Ian-Michael Anthony. Tweetlast_img read more

Fujita pulls away down stretch

first_imgIt was Fujita’s first victory since he won the Dong-A Seoul International Marathon in March 2002. Sato came home in 2:11:16 while third place went to Kenya’s David Kemboi, who took third with a time of 2:11:26. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img OITA – Former Japanese record holder Atsushi Fujita ran unchallenged over the final 4 km to win the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on Sunday.Competing in his second marathon in just over two months, Fujita grabbed the lead just before the 38-km mark and easily held off a chasing Atsushi Sato to cross the finish line in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.last_img

Smith lands Ultimate Finish of the Season

first_imgThe striker scored all five City goals in the 5-3 aggregate area final victory over Gillingham, but was unable to play in the final at Wembley with his loan spell from Fulham already over.Smith’s stunning half-volley from the corner of the penalty area – his fourth of the first leg at Priestfield – demanded 40% of the public vote in which over 1,110 football fans had their say.The goal, also voted as the goal of the round for the area final stage, saw off competition from nine other sensational strikes to claim the Ultimate Finish season accolade.City went on to defeat Walsall at the national stadium to lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, part of a famous double along with the Sky Bet League 1 title.Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “There were a number of superb goals in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the shortlist gave fans a very difficult decision.“Matt Smith’s goal was an absolute cracker and continued Bristol City’s fantastic season in all competitions. Our congratulations go to both the player and the club.”last_img read more