Gov’t Commits to Facilitating Potential Investment Interest in Cuba

first_imgRelatedInvestment Opportunities Main Area of Focus at Diaspora Conference Advertisements Gov’t Commits to Facilitating Potential Investment Interest in CubaJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, says the Government is prepared to assist, in whatever way possible, in facilitating local investors interested in exploring and tapping into business opportunities anticipated to materialize in Cuba, consequent on the United States’ re-establishment of diplomatic relations with that country.Mr. Brown notes that while the United States’ economic embargo imposed on Cuba over 50 years ago remains in place, the diplomatic re-engagement announced by US President, Barrack Obama, is expected to facilitate “some economic activity” and “ease of movement’ between the countries, among other things.“After 50 years of embargo, there is still a lot of development that will have to take place to bring Cuba forward (in line with significant advances made by other countries). What they do have in their favour is the fact that they have a highly educated population and, therefore,…closing of the gap won’t be that challenging for them. But it is still going to require significant investment of capital. So it, therefore, means that there are possibilities for investors in Jamaica to invest in Cuba,” the State Minister argues.Speaking at the weekly meeting of the Trafalgar New Heights Rotary Club, at the CRU Bar Complex on Lady Musgrave Road, St. Andrew, on January 15, Mr. Brown said an important aspect of the revived diplomatic relations is the possible dismantling of the embargo, anticipated.While acknowledging that the embargo’s removal is “a matter for the Congress of the United States of America to address”, Mr. Brown said thawing of the relations should generate is a “myriad” of opportunities for large, medium, and small local investors to explore and tap into the potential business opportunities in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island of 11 million people. RelatedDiaspora Hailed For Contribution to National Development RelatedJamaicans In Canada to Invest in Stock Market Come April 1 Against this background, Mr. Brown said the government “stands ready” to “facilitate” anyone interested in exploring these possibilities. He contended that given the history of the relationship between Jamaica and Cuba, which established diplomatic ties in 1972, “the possibilities are significant.”“I think the issue, really, is how we view what is happening and how we prepare ourselves for what is happening. As far as the Government is concerned, I think that we have prepared the way in terms of the diplomatic relationships that are there, in terms of the connections that are there, and that it is really for private enterprise to become proactive in terms of seeking out the opportunities that exist there,” Mr. Brown contended.A key element of the diplomatic re-engagement between the United States and Cuba is the mutual re-establishment Embassies and resumed appointment Ambassadors, as agreed on by President Obama, and his counterpart, Raul Castro. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerState Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon Arnaldo Brown (right), shares pleasantries with Vice President, Trafalgar New Heights Rotary Club, Kerry Spencer (centre), and President-elect, Horace Matthews, during the club’s weekly meeting at CRU Bar Complex, Lady Musgrave Road, St. Andrew, on January 15. Mr. Brown, who was the guest speaker, addressed matters pertaining to the recently announced re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America, and Cuba. Story HighlightsState Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, says the Government is prepared to assist, in whatever way possible, in facilitating local investors interested in exploring and tapping into business opportunities anticipated to materialize in Cuba, consequent on the United States’ re-establishment of diplomatic relations with that country.Mr. Brown notes that while the United States’ economic embargo imposed on Cuba over 50 years ago remains in place, the diplomatic re-engagement announced by US President, Barrack Obama, is expected to facilitate “some economic activity” and “ease of movement’ between the countries, among other things. Gov’t Commits to Facilitating Potential Investment Interest in Cuba Foreign AffairsJanuary 17, 2015Written by: Douglas Mcintoshlast_img read more

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Ain’t Too Proud Tony Nominee Derrick Baskin on Oprah Being ‘Auntie O’ & More

first_img Derrick Baskin  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 24:51Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -24:51 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Derrick Baskin in Aint Too Proud (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Related Shows Due to Baskin portraying a living member of The Temptations, he has had the opportunity to meet and continue to learn from the man who started it all. “He’ll text or call maybe every couple of weeks to make sure that I’m healthy and doing all right,” said Baskin of his relationship with Williams. “There’s just nothing like getting to know the real Otis Williams. He’s such a warm guy, and he’s very proud of what The Temptations have accomplished. He always visits and and every time he comes he has a new story to tell and and I’ll put those into the show. It’s an honor to tell this story.”Audiences can’t resist flocking to the Imperial Theatre to see the songs and dance moves of The Temptations, and sometimes those audiences include A-List celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. “We were told to stay after the show and as I walk on stage, Oprah Winfrey walks right towards me from the other side,” Baskin said. “I had no idea she was there. they tell us that someone’s coming but I never like to know who. All of us would have freaked out and been stuttering on stage if we knew it was her. She just really loved the show, she called us superb and she loved the entire production and cast. That kind of support from someone like Oprah is good stuff. I got my own picture with Oprah. This was the opportunity and i took it. I call Otis ‘Uncle O,’ and Oprah is like my favorite auntie so I called her ‘Auntie O’. All the extended family.” Star Files from $49.00center_img Landing his first Tony nomination had Baskin reminiscing about his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in which he appeared with fellow Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger of To Kill a Mockingbird. “We saw each other at a press junket the day after all the nominations came out and we we found each other and just gave each other the biggest hug,” Baskin said of reuniting with Keenan-Bolger. “Jesse [Tyler] Ferguson, who was also in Spelling Bee, came to the show, too. Spelling Bee really truly was an ensemble show. It’s kind of similar to the five of us Temptations because we have to be a unit like we were a unit in Spelling Bee. Much more dancing, less spelling.”Be sure to see Baskin in Ain’t Too Proud, playing at the Imperial Theatre.Watch the full #LiveAtFive interview below! Derrick Baskin is currently giving a Tony-nominated performance as Otis Williams, the sole living original member of hit Motown group The Temptations, in Ain’t Too Proud, which received 12 total Tony nominations, including Best Musical. “As an artist, to be recognized for the work that you do there’s no greater compliment,” Baskin said to Beth Stevens in a recent interview on Broadway.com’s #LiveAtFive. “We don’t do theater to get recognition; to do the show is its own reward. To be recognized for this particular work means the world to me because I’ve never had to do this amount of work to make a role successful. I’ve never had to memorize so much dialogue, I’ve never carried a show, I’ve never lead in the show. This is all new territory and it required me to really study and to stay grounded. It just feels really good.” Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Derrick Baskin (Photos: Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) View Commentslast_img read more

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Colonial Church members take part in ‘Wall of Love’ countering Westboro protest

first_imgPhoto via Aaron Roberts of Colonial Church.Approximately 25 members of Colonial Church in Prairie Village caravaned to Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday afternoon to take part in a “Wall of Love” countering Westboro Baptist Church’s protest of a transgender student who was named Homecoming Queen.Pastor Aaorn Roberts said the church organized to get a group of members to participate in the demonstration after they learned of Westboro’s intent.“One of our members saw the Westboro flier and messaged me on Facebook hoping that there was some kind of plan for a human wall against that hate,” Roberts said. “No child – no person – should have that kind of cruel hate leveled at them, and it’s particularly irksome to me that it is done in the name of ‘church.’”The “Wall of Love” grew to around 200 people when students from Oak Park joined the group.last_img read more

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Leadership lessons from fantasy football

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While I personally don’t participate in fantasy football, much of my staff does, so I know of the strategies that take place on draft day and the spirited comradery that happens week after week as their teams compete.As some of my staff, and likely some of yours, gears up for this year’s NFL season, I thought I’d highlight some similarities – and shared strategies – between leadership and fantasy football.An article in Forbes notes five connections between leadership and fantasy football and highlights that “strategy is of the upmost importance” to both. Here are a few of the connections made in the article that stuck out to me:– Get your players in the right positions. No fantasy football team would be complete without a quarterback or wide receiver. Likewise, a leader needs to make sure their people are in the right positions where their skills and talents will best benefit the organization.– It’s all about results. In fantasy football, it’s about winning and putting together the best team each week. In the business world, it’s about the launching of a new product, streamlining processes or increasing revenue. continue reading »last_img read more

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WATCH: A miracle school

first_img To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Bramble Way Principal Charmaine Lekay. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlaySeek back 10 secondsSeek forward 30 secondsMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackDefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Video Advertisementcenter_img It’s back to school time. Bramble Way Principal Charmaine Lekay says they are dream chasers.last_img read more

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Premiere fashion event launched in Dominica

first_imgThursday February 26, 2015, Roseau, Dominica—JnoBaptiste Aaron Public Relations is proud to present the first annual Fashion Bouyon Dominica (FBD) scheduled to take place from May 29-31, 2015 at the Windsor Park Stadium. Fashion Bouyon is the premiere fashion, lifestyle and culture event in Dominica. FBD intends to be the ultimate platform for fashion in Dominica to create opportunities for all players in the industry using the nature and culture brand that Dominica enjoys as the backdrop. Fashion Bouyon Dominica will begin with an official White Hot Welcome Cocktail on Friday May 29, 2015. Fashion Bouyon Dominica Fashion Show will take place on Saturday May 30, 2015. Fashion Bouyon will culminate with a “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed tour of the Nature Island of Dominica for all the players of the fashion event. In its debut FBD has already attracted some of the biggest names in fashion in the world, to include, Korto Momolou and Mychael Knight—two of the most prominent names to come out of the Emmy-nominated hit fashion show aired on Lifetime Television, Project Runway, produced by Supermodel Heidi Klum.To produce FBD, JnoBaptiste Aaron PR has partnered with Terry Donovan of Signature by Terry Donovan Events, the creator of Summer Sizzle BVI, who has worked on such renowned fashion events as the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. – / 11 358 Views   no discussions Share EntertainmentLocalNews Premiere fashion event launched in Dominica by: – February 27, 2015 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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R&S and MediaTek Announce Collaboration for 5G Wireless Communications Testing

first_imgRohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on developing test solutions for 5G. The purpose of the cooperation is to be strategic partners in driving 5G developments in several areas including mm-waves for 5G radio access and over-the-air (OTA) testing concepts for massive MIMO antenna arrays.At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, they showcased a proof-of-concept for beam tracking in mobile environments at 28 GHz. Antenna technology with adaptive beam steering and tracking, in order to deliver robust mobile broadband communications in the mm-Wave frequency range in mobile environments, is one of the key ingredients of 5G technology.The joint proof-of-concept demonstration of MediaTek and Rohde & Schwarz at the MWC 2017 employs hierarchical beam architecture for coarse and fine beams and MediaTek’s proprietary calibration and characterization techniques for beamforming optimization. The 5G mm-wave signals at 28 GHz are created via the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and MediaTek’s mm-wave prototype platform. The signal is received and analyzed by the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer.Click here to know more about Rohde & Schwarz’s 5G Wireless Communication.last_img read more

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