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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McKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art

first_imgTags :artcommunityMcKinley Elementarysocial justiceStudentsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica College Joins Over 1,500 Leaders & Organizations in Keeping America’s Promise to Tackle Climate ChangePublishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago HomeFeaturedMcKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art Dec. 24, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsMcKinley students brighten community with ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk artClara Harter6 months agoartcommunityMcKinley Elementarysocial justiceStudents It’s the season for spreading joy, and Danielle Eden, a first grade teacher at McKinley Elementary, enlisted her students to do exactly that through a ‘positivity during the pandemic’ chalk art project. Under Eden’s guidance students excitedly selected their uplifting message, created an original design, and rushed all over the neighborhood to write it in chalk. “I’m really proud of my students. They’re only six and seven so to see them to take such initiative and care so much about where they were going to chalk and what they wanted the community to see really brought us together as a class and it makes me feel really inspired that they care so much about their community,” said Eden.Many of the messages were about spreading love and supporting one another, while other drawings focused on fighting the pandemic together by wearing a mask and thanking essential workers. This reflected a wonderful budding social consciousness from the young students and demonstrates how teachers can help children learn from difficulties of the pandemic. “It’s been such a challenging time and I think there really needs to be a lot of emphasis on social emotional learning. Oftentimes my students say things like ‘I want COVID to be over, I want to be back in the classroom,” said Eden. “So having something where we could be positive and spread positivity kind of uplifted us during this challenging time.”The project incorporated two of SMMUSD’s social justice standards — justice: I know that life is easier for some people and harder for others and the reasons for that are not always fair, and advocacy: I care about those who are treated unfairly. The fun chalk art series also taught children lessons on spelling, math, and geography. Students had to incorporate site words that they are learning in class and use standard units of measurement to layout their design. Every student then picked three places on the Santa Monica map to complete their art and used science skills to track the sunlight on their art at different times of day.“Project based learning is really important because it means students take a lot of initiative for their own learning,” said Eden. “The learning takes place through the project, so through this project we were learning about our spelling words and measurement and science, so it’s tied into something really meaningful.”Eden came up with the project idea when she spotted neighborhood chalk art on her walk home from work. Students were especially excited to create the art as they had just read a book on how people in San Diego used murals to uplift the community. [email protected]last_img read more

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