Story HighlightsMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, is appealing to private sector entities to bring their management systems up to international standards by getting certified through the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ).This, he said, will help to boost the competitiveness of the country, and serve to further fuel economic development.Minister Hylton was addressing the NCBJ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Breakfast Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, December 8. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGov’t Recommits to Further Modernizing the National Quality and Standards Framework RelatedBusiness, Jobs To Flow From Logistics Hub Photo: Melroy SterlingMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton (left), presents Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Albert Gordon, with a Certificate of Conformity to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008. Occasion was the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Breakfast Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on December 8. The ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification, which is offered by the NCBJ, is designed to improve the quality of goods or services in public and private organisations by putting the customer at the centre of all business decisions. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, is appealing to private sector entities to bring their management systems up to international standards by getting certified through the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ).This, he said, will help to boost the competitiveness of the country, and serve to further fuel economic development.“When I realise that only some 40 companies in Jamaica that are International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified, we are in problems, because it tells me that we haven’t grasped the central importance of standards in our business processes, in our product development, in our services, and our development for that reason will be stymied,” he said.Minister Hylton was addressing the NCBJ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Breakfast Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, December 8.Mr. Hylton reminded that quality standards are not optional and if the country is to realise a growth agenda, central to it is a national quality infrastructure.He said the Government must “lead by example by doing what needs to be done,” therefore, he has taken the decision that his Ministry and all of its agencies must become ISO certified.In the meantime, Minister Hylton commended the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) on acquiring ISO certification. He presented the entity with its Certificate of Conformity to ISO 9001:2008 during the event.“It really is a signal opportunity where our utility regulator can be setting the standards among regulators regionally, probably even globally,” he said.In response, Director General of the OUR, Albert Gordon, informed that since going through the challenging certification process, “we have become quality evangelists,” having seen the benefits of the exercise, which has improved the quality of service the OUR provides.“We have incorporated the ISO system into our strategic planning process and that has been very important and our strategic planning process starts with our mandate which is to impact national development,” he said.Mr. Gordon said the OUR is willing to share its experience with any entity that is willing to undergo the certification process, noting that it has already had discussions with the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), as well as utility service providers to bring them on board.The ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification is designed to improve the quality of goods or services in public and private organisations by putting the customer at the centre of all business decisions. The standard has been accepted internationally with over one million organisations in 175 countries having implemented it.The forum was part of a three-day awareness and capacity building programme on the newly revised edition of the ISO 9001 standard, the ISO 9001: 2015. The 2015 edition, which was published in September this year, takes into consideration the changes in the 21st century business environment and includes clauses on strong leadership, knowledge and risk management focus.The NCBJ, which is the independent certification unit of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), was established to achieve institutional strengthening and promotion of the national quality infrastructure, and demonstrates the competence required worldwide in the certification of organisations which have met the requirements of these rigorous international standards. 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Former U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Kenneth Merten.Former U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, will tackle the evolving role of the Haitian Diaspora along with a panel of experts on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.The experts will discuss Haiti’s economic future, the Haiti/Dominican deportation crisis, and the role of the Diaspora in these evolving issues.Other panelists include Christian Loubeau; Economic and Commercial Attache, U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Ericq Pierre; Former Haiti Representative at the Inter-American Development Bank, Board of Executive Directors; Jeff Lozama, Chairman of Board, Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and Dotie Joseph, Esq., President, Haitian Lawyers Association and Deputy City Attorney for North Miami Beach.The event is free to the public, but attendees must RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling (305) 917-3279.
ESPN broadcaster Doris Burke tested positive for COVID-19, but she said she is now symptom-free. Burke shared the information Friday on “The Woj Pod” with ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Burke said it took eight days for her test results to come back.She began feeling symptoms associated with the coronavirus on March 11. Burke was broadcasting a game in Dallas that night when news broke that the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, which triggered a suspension of the NBA season that kicked in after the Mavericks beat the visiting Denver Nuggets 113-97.Before the game, Burke recalled her mindset was, “‘Man, I am so tired right now and my head is pounding.’ And looking back, those were my symptoms. And we’ve heard so much about shortness of breath, fever, tightness in your chest, chills, body aches, etc. … That really was my primary symptom throughout this was this extraordinary fatigue.” When she returned home, she decided to have a test at a Philadelphia hospital on March 17 after barely being able to get out of bed for four days, but a long time passed before she finally received the results.“I started to believe, even though my symptoms did not seem to line up with the typical symptoms, I believed, given the nature of my profession, the number of people I encounter, that I did in fact have exposure to the virus,” she said.Burke told Wojnarowski regarding her subsequent recovery, “I’m so incredibly thankful to be feeling well.” —Field Level Media
Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Most awesome bullfighting festival MINO RAIOLA is reportedly trying to engineer a potential switch to AC Milan for Everton flop Moise Kean.The Italian striker’s agent is looking to bring the 20-year-old back to Italy after a dismal opening season in England.Everton striker Moise Kean has failed to impress in the Premier League since joining from JuventusCredit: EPAKean joined the Toffees from Juventus last year, but he has scored just twice in 33 games in all competitions.And he could be the signing that convinces Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pen a new one-year deal at the San Siro.According to Calciomercato, Raiola is in contact with Milan about extending his client’s stay in Serie A.And they state that the 52-year-old is looking to facilitate Kean’s move to Milan where he would partner Ibrahimovic up top.They claim that Everton would be willing to sell the youngster for a fee in the region of £22.5million. But Milan would rather bring in the player on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti remains convinced Kean will stay at the club as he predicted the forward to be better next term.He said: “Of course, he is a player we need to give support to, because he is young,Kean’s potential arrival could prove instrumental in Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing a new deal at AC MilanCredit: Alamy Live News“He came here from Italy, so it was a new adaptation for him, a new country.“Also, he was alone during the lockdown and so it was not an easy season for him.“But this season can give him more experience and more knowledge. He will be better and play more next season.”Jordan Pickford facing uncertain Everton future with Carlo Ancelotti not convinced he has future at club after huge mistakes Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017