FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedSeveral Activities Planned for Tourism Awareness Week Craft Council Set Up To Improve IndustryJIS 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 Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill (left), addresses the inaugural meeting of the Craft Council of Jamaica, held on Tuesday, September 9, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices. Also pictured is State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford. The Craft Council of Jamaica has been set up to create an effective governance, operational, technical and infrastructural framework that will strengthen the sector. RelatedNegril Police Station To Be Refurbished Related2.4 Per Cent Increase in Stopover Arrivals Craft Council Set Up To Improve Industry TourismSeptember 10, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Story HighlightsThe Craft Council of Jamaica, comprising local craft traders, producers and other stakeholders, has been established, as the Government continues its work to facilitate sustainable development of the industry.The group had its inaugural meeting at the New Kingston offices of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, on September 9.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said the meeting was very significant, “as it signals the commencement of a strategic process to totally streamline the craft industry.” Advertisements The Craft Council of Jamaica, comprising local craft traders, producers and other stakeholders, has been established, as the Government continues its work to facilitate sustainable development of the industry.The group had its inaugural meeting at the New Kingston offices of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, on September 9.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said the meeting was very significant, “as it signals the commencement of a strategic process to totally streamline the craft industry.” He noted that while craft is a very important industry and one which has the potential of becoming a major growth sector, there are many long-standing issues, “which we must resolve, in order to effectively develop the sector and harness its potential.”Dr. McNeill pointed out that prime among these issues is the need to implement a proper governance structure and regulatory framework.“Given the fact that there are multiple state bodies with oversight for craft, as well as the largely informal structures that exist, it is important for us to take a strategic and holistic approach to the management of craft,” he said.The Minister said the Council would play an integral role in this regard, as its main objective will be to create an effective governance, operational, technical and infrastructural framework that will strengthen the craft sector and facilitate sales, promotion and marketing of craft, both locally and internationally.He explained that the Council will act as a central body to “coordinate the push to oversee the development of the craft sector in its entirety and monitor the quality of the items produced and sold as authentic Jamaican craft.”Dr. McNeill informed that the group will also play a pivotal role in overseeing the development of the Craft policy, which is intended to modernise the sector.Among the objectives of the craft policy is streamlining the sector by facilitating incremental improvements in areas such as quality, variety, customer satisfaction and profits to the entire industry.It also seeks to facilitate the sustainable growth of the craft industry and promote greater local identity of finished craft and souvenirs. It will foster innovation, greater regulation, as well as better production and distribution.Stakeholder groups represented on the Council include: the Port Authority of Jamaica; Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), under the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce; Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment; Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo); and Ministry of Youth and Culture.“I am pleased to say that we have pulled together a team of experienced individuals and I am confident that under the leadership of the Chair, Mary Helen Reece, you will effectively address the issues that have been plaguing the sector for decades,” the Minister said.
The service, which carries general cargo, ro-ro, heavy lift and oversize project cargo, deploys two multipurpose vessels and calls at Uddevalla (Sweden), Vlissingen (The Netherlands) and Bilbao, before heading to Callao (Peru), Iquique and Arica (Chile).In addition, the service offers inducement calls at Buenaventura (Colombia) and Valparaíso (Chile), as well as other ports.Uniport Bilbao also noted that Vasco Shipping Services (as representative of Cosco Shipping) has begun a weekly service from Bilbao to the ports of Alger (Algeria), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Jebel Ali (UAE).The Spanish port also saw NordikMaritime celebrate its 45th call at Bilbao, with the arrival of the multipurpose ship Karion.Bergé Marítima Bilbao has reinforced its operating capacity with the acquisition of a new 140-tonne capacity mobile harbour crane, which will be used for the handling of heavy project cargoes. Meanwhile, Toro y Betolaza has received the last six of 12 Mafi trailers, which are used to load project cargoes onto ro-ro vessels in Bilbao. Toro y Betolaza adds the new trailers to its 104-tonne capacity mobile harbour crane, which became operational in January.Bilbao port has also witnessed Asta Logistik coordinate the shipment of project cargo to South Africa for Volkswagen Uitenhage. The consignment comprised of ten parts, weighing 480 tonnes in total. www.uniportbilbao.eswww.sdwshipping.comwww.vascoship.comwww.nordikmaritime.com www.berge-m.eswww.torobe.com
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Palace: Santiago fired from DDB over alleged corruption ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY PRINCE GOLEZ[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Tuesday, November 21, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Allegations of corruption prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Dionisio Santiago as Dangerous Drugs Board chairman, Malacañang said yesterday.Santiago tendered his irrevocable resignation on Nov. 7 on Duterte’s order in light of his comment that the mega drug rehabilitation facility in Nueva Ecija was a “mistake.”“I would like to confirm that General Santiago was let go by the President not only because of his statements on the mega rehab center being a mistake,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque told a press briefing.“He (Santiago) was also let go because of complaints that [he] was using taxpayers’ money for junkets abroad,” said Roque.According to the Palace official, they received a complaint alleging that Santiago brought family members and six “closest” personnel with him on trips to Austria and the United States.“There were also complaints that General Santiago may have accepted consideration from major drug players,” Roque said.The former DDB chairman was also accused of receiving a house from the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog.In July Parojinog – whom Duterte tagged as a narco-politician – was killed along with six others in a series of drug raids.“That’s a complaint on file with the Office of the President. It was by the union of PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency),” Roque said./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
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