UNDP plugs new paradigm for Caribbean socio-economic

first_img…”ensure economic growth is inclusive, empowers people” – HDR reportGuyana and other Caribbean countries must draft new public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, stated the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the Caribbean, which was launched on Monday in Barbados.The report titled “Multidimensional Progress: human resilience beyond income” highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the Region’s countries that go beyond per capita income, economic growth rates and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).A statement from the UNDP said the report calls for governments and the Private Sector to rethink the Region’s progress along multidimensional lines, inspired by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“The inspiration for this report comes from the strong demands of Caribbean leaders for more comprehensive metrics for assessing development, and for a more nuanced examination of the meaning of ‘graduation,’ recognising that income per capita does not reflect the vulnerabilities, development needs and challenges of middle income countries,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the launch of the report.The report also highlights the fact that Caribbean countries high debt hinders the ability to access finance for sustainable development, limiting the region’s ability to achieve the SDGs. In view of the development financing context in the Caribbean, the report demonstrates how, for the most part, Caribbean countries are ineligible for concessional finance due to their status as middle-income countries.With average national per capita income levels above the international financial eligibility benchmark, the report makes a case for a review of eligibility criteria to access concessional financing. It underscores the extreme economic and environmental vulnerabilities in Caribbean countries that – like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – make the Region’s countries special cases for development.“The challenges of sustainable, holistic and universal development do not end at a certain income threshold: we don’t ‘graduate’ from development challenges unless we can respond accordingly to the multiple dimensions that enable people to live the lives they consider valuable, ” UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean Director Jessica Faieta said.In line with the SDGs, the report stresses that on the one hand it is crucial to invest in people, environment, sustainable and affordable energy, institutional efficiency, stability and security as these are key factors to boost economic growth. On the other hand, it is essential to ensure that economic growth is inclusive, empowers people, leaves no one behind, and is not achieved at the expense of the environment.The report focuses on several groups and their “vulnerabilities”, which accumulate over a life cycle hindering people’s capacity to fulfil their potential and also to leave poverty behind, the report stresses.WomenIt said women are disadvantaged in the labour market, with lower paying jobs than men. Although they head nearly half of the Caribbean households, the participation of women in senior managerial jobs is still limited to about 25 per cent in the Region, with the exceptions of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados,” the report stated.HDR said while education can be a potential protective factor against women´s disadvantages in the labour market, women are still earning less than men and are proportionally holding fewer decision-making positions in the Public and Private Sectors.The report stresses that violence against women is a key challenge for the Caribbean, not only threatening lives but also negatively impacting all of society. Physical, sexual, psychological violence or a combination of them affect between 20 and 35 per cent of women in the Region.YouthThe report stated that the Region’s youth are also a critical group in vulnerability, with unemployment among this group ranging between 18 and 47 per cent, except in Trinidad and Tobago where it is 10 per cent.For young women, it stated that teenage pregnancy can hinder the possibilities of studying, working – and leaving poverty behind. It added that young men, especially in poor communities, are both the main victims and the main perpetrators of crime in the Region.last_img read more

Suspect in killing sought by police

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOn Tuesday, police announced the capture of Anthony Castillo, 20, another suspect in the March 2006 killing of Robert Whitehead, 44, of West Valinda. A third man accused of participating in Whitehead’s killing, Paul “Malo” Salazar, 31, of Valinda, was shot to death in the backyard of a home on Fairgrove Avenue in Valinda, Carrillo said. Earlier this year, composite drawings of the Whitehead’s suspected killers were released. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Miley said he believed one of the composites matched Salazar. Carrillo said Wednesday the other drawing looks a lot like Lopez. Investigators believe Whitehead was shot to death confronting two spray-painting taggers outside his parents’ home in the 13400 block of Moccasin Street in West Valinda. • LA PUENTE – A fugitive wanted in connection with the 2006 killing of a Good Samaritan is a known La Puente gang member who should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said. “Puente Trece” gang member Robert “Pee Wee” Lopez, 18, remained at large Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Gil Carrillo said. “We’re still looking for him,” Carrillo said. “There will be a press conference (today) about the case.” During the confrontation, a third man snuck up behind Whitehead and fired several rounds, officials said. The suspects fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle. Detectives have said the taggers were members of Puente Trece who were encroaching on rival territory. The investigation into the Whitehead and Salazar murders led detectives to Soledad Prison in Northern California, where interviews were conducted with inmates believed to have knowledge about both cases, authorities said. Robert Whitehead grew up in the unincorporated county area of West Valinda with his two older brothers. The 44-year-old never married and took care of his parents. His brother, Richard Wagnon, described him as a quiet man who normally kept to himself. After his death and cremation, Whitehead’s ashes were returned to the neighborhood where he lived and died. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Klopp will not be happy with what this Liverpool ace did on international duty

first_imgJurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, admitted after the game that he expected his £67million signing to make a mistake eventually, but he did have words of wisdom for Alisson.Klopp urged his keeper to learn when to use his incredible ability on the ball, telling him it is only wise to play around in the area ‘in the right way’ and ‘in the right moment’.Since the defeat of Leicester, Alisson has kept his showboating to a minimum while wearing Liverpool’s colours – but he let his natural self shine through on international duty. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Jesus. Correa nearly got that from Alisson..Alisson should stop trying to be MAtS— Sergi (@xavthur) October 16, 2018This is the kind of incident Klopp wanted Alisson to avoid by using common sense, and the German is sure to be giving his goalkeeper another talking to when he returns to Merseyside. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow revealed Alisson was caught out trying to be a little too smart while playing Leicester Most read in Premier League Alisson under serious pressure from Correa and nearly gave it away on the goalline. Don’t think he’s as smooth as he thinks on the ball.— Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) October 16, 2018 Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has already made a fool of himself once this season, gifting a goal to Leicester in last month’s Premier League clash.The Brazil glovesman, signed by the Reds from Roma over the summer, was caught in possession by Kelechi Iheanacho inside his own area, losing the ball and allowing the Leicester man the opportunity to set-up Rachid Ghezzal for a relatively easy finish into an empty net. Liverpool fans look away. Alisson tries to gift Argentina the opener, letting the ball run past him near his own goal-line… Correa nearly pounces.— AS English (@English_AS) October 16, 2018 tense TOP WORK center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? On Tuesday evening Brazil beat Argentina in a friendly played in Saudi Arabia, but Selecao had to survive a scare brought on by Alisson that would have had Klopp pulling his hair out.Being passed the ball inside his area, Alisson could clearly see he was being chased down by Angel Correa, but instead of moving possession on to a team-mate quickly, the keeper decided to dribble across the box – just yards from his own goal.Correa went in to challenge Alisson and was unfortunate not to win the ball, with it bouncing away to Marquinhos, the Brazil defender, who managed to remove the danger. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Eita!— globoesportecom (@globoesportecom) October 16, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker whoops changes 1 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY last_img read more


first_imgUlster 3-11 Munster 1-15: GAOTH DOBHAIR’S Neil McGee was the Ulster hero as the province won the inter-provincial title in front of a crowd of 3,000 at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh today.The sides were tied at half-time but Munster were heading for victory until Donegal’s Neil McGee joined the attack to smash home a last-gasp goal.Clare’s David Turbidy was the top scorer on the day for the Munster side, hitting eight points. Down’s Mark Poland hit the first goal of the match after some good work by Tyrone’s Owen Mulligan and Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever.Munster won most of the midfield play but Ulster’s forwards made up for that as Mulligan, Poland, Dan Gordon, Darren Hughes and Martin Penrose all pointed as Ulster had 1-07 to Munster’s 0-10 at half-time.Ten minutes into the second half Peter Harte scored a second goal for Joe Kernan’s side.Clare’s Rory Donnelly was brought on for Munster and he helped turn the game for the visitors hitting a goal and helping his side chalk up some more points. But in the last minute with just a point between the two sides, Karl Lacey found his Donegal team mate McGee in the forward line and he hit the back of the net to seal a two-point win.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on McGEE THE HERO AS ULSTER WIN INTER-PROVINCIAL TITLE was last modified: February 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:McGEE THE HERO AS ULSTER WIN INTER-PROVINCIAL TITLElast_img read more


first_imgA 63-year-old woman has spent the night at a former community development office in protest at her redundancy pay-off.Ann McGowan spent the night at the Atlantic View Community Development Company in Ballyshannon.She was the only employee of the group and was laid off a fortnight ago. She claims her redundancy was just a third of what she believed she was entitled to.Michael Tunney, chairman of Atlantic View, says the group – which is voluntary – will meet to discuss the matter today. WOMAN SPENDS THE NIGHT IN COMMUNITY OFFICE IN PROTEST AT REDUNDANCY PAY-OFF was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOMAN SPENDS THE NIGHT IN COMMUNITY OFFICE IN PROTEST AT REDUNDANCY PAY-OFFlast_img read more


first_imgThe scene this evening in the car park at the Emergency Department donegaldaily.comLETTERKENNY Hospital was flooded again, the HSE has now said, but it’s not as bad as last year.“After torrential rain in the Letterkenny area earlier this evening, there has been some flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital,” said a sombre Letterkenny Hospital spokesman.“As the car park and roadway are flooded, access to the Emergency Department is very curtailed. There is a low level of flooding due to water leaking into the reception and administrative areas at the Emergency Department but clinical areas have not been affected. “Patients already in the Emergency Department and hospital inpatients have not been affected.“To expedite the clean up, the Emergency Department has gone off call until midnight after which it is expected full services will be restored.“As the Emergency Department is inaccessible due to external flooding, patients are being asked to attend their GP or Nowdoc or to go to Sligo Regional Hospital or Altagelvin.“The emergency services are at the scene,” he added.  HSE STATEMENT: EMERGENCIES DIVERTED TO DERRY AND SLIGO – HOSPITAL WAS FLOODED was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:againfloodedHSE statementletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

Red Sox undaunted by 0-2 series deficit

first_imgBOSTON – For once, the Boston Red Sox have history on their side. Heading into today’s game against the White Sox at Fenway Park, the team that went 86 years between World Series titles is undaunted by Chicago’s 2-0 lead. Those fans are sure to be chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when David Ortiz comes to bat. They’ll accept “Manny being Manny” whether the quirky Ramirez hits a homer or jogs to first base on a grounder. Both sluggers will be back where they hit best – Ortiz lining doubles high off the left-field wall and Ramirez also going to the opposite field with homers over the low right-field fence. Ortiz batted .322 at Fenway compared to .278 on the road. Ramirez hit .307 at home and .280 on the road. The Red Sox scored just six runs in the first two games of the series – losing 14-2 and 5-4 – after leading the majors in batting average. Now they must face Garcia, who was 10-3 with a 3.40 ERA on the road and 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA at home. “That’s why I picked Freddy to pitch on the road trip,” Guillen said. “Hopefully, he continues to do what he’s been doing all year long.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After all, these Red Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees to win the AL championship last year. They’re 8-1 in games in which they’ve faced playoff elimination since 2003. And they had the best home record in the majors this season. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Every experience you have helps you,” Boston manager Terry Francona said Thursday. “If players or me or the coaches or somebody can pull something positive from that experience, good.” The White Sox haven’t been World Series champions since 1917, the year before Boston won it – and they’re not about to get comfortable now. “When your enemy’s down, you’ve got to keep your enemy down,” Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. “You make some noise and you wake up the monster, you’re going to be in trouble.” Freddy Garcia, who pitched much better on the road this season, will try to close out the series for the White Sox. Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will try to prevent that. “We’ve been in this situation before,” Wakefield said. “Now that we’re back at home playing in front of our home crowd, there’s still a chance.” last_img read more

A’s keep rolling, earn seventh consecutive win in return to Coliseum

first_imgOAKLAND — Khris Davis may be down for the count, but the power is still pumping at Oakland Coliseum.The latest rays of light came from Matt Olson, Mark Canha (back-to-back) and Stephen Piscotty, all of whom went yard Friday in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s have won seven straight and, not coincidentally, hit 19 home runs over that streak.A change in location — against a bottom-feeding team like Detroit, no less — could be credited for the offensive spark. But, according to …last_img read more

Steve Kerr on two-way guard Ky Bowman: ‘I want to keep him’

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — When Ky Bowman was a standout two-way football player at Havelock High School in North Carolina, it didn’t matter whether he was playing wide receiver or defensive back. “I’m still going to get a hit,” Bowman said. “I’m going to come across the field and get a hit on somebody.”Bowman’s hit anyone, anywhere mentality is helping him carve out a role with the Warriors. Hardly an interview goes by without Bowman mentioning his ability to “pick up 94” — referring to his eagerness …last_img read more

Incentives for exporters

first_imgThe government provides various incentives to South African firms to export their products internationally. Export Marketing and Investment Assistance The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme compensates exporters for the costs involved in developing export markets for South African products and services. Set up by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), EMIA aims to develop an export market in South Africa and to assist South African exporters gain access to this market. By encouraging individual manufacturers and exporters, the DTI hopes to recruit new foreign direct investment. The scheme is administered by Trade and Investment South Africa’s (TISA) export promotion unit. Under this scheme, the DIT offers exporters incentives and financial assistance with market research, trade missions, showcasing products and services at international exhibitions, among other things. Costs covered can include exhibition fees, stand construction, travel and daily allowances. Who qualifies for EMIA assistance?South African manufactures and exporters;South African export trading houses representing at least three SMMEs or businesses owned by Historical Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs);South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs or HDI- owned businesses; andSouth African exports councils, industry associations and joint action groups (JAGs) representing at least five South African entities. The Industrial Development Corporation The IDC makes financing available at reduced rates for selected expansion schemes that are expected to result in increased foreign exchange earnings. Financing of credit for exporters of capital goods is also available through the IDC or private sector merchant banks at reduced rates. The Export Credit Insurance Corporation The ECIC provides export credit and foreign investment insurance cover on behalf of the government. The ECIC, an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to facilitate and encourage South African export trade by underwriting export credit loans and investments outside the country to enable South African contractors to win capital goods and services’ contracts in other countries. Website: Website: Website: the official portal for South African government incentive schemes: Website: See the DTI website for the latest information on EMIA Download the DTI’s Guide to Incentive Schemes 2011/12, [PDF]Contact the EMIA administrators:General enquiries: (012) 394 1014DTI Customer Contact Centre: 0861 843 384 Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation Offers exporters insurance covering domestic or international debtors, which means exporters are protected against non-payment. IDC is a shareholder of the company.Website: See the DTI website for the latest information on sector specific funding, including Project Funding For Emerging Exporters guidelinescenter_img See the DTI website for the latest information on CPFP, including guidelines and to download application forms Sector Specific Assistance Scheme The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) is a reimbursable 80:20 cost-sharing grant offering financial support to export councils, joint action groups and industry associations. The scheme has a subprogramme specially designed to assist emerging exporters. Eligible enterprises are non-profit business organisations in sectors and sub- sectors of the industry prioritised by the DTI. Customs and Excise duty refunds Provision is made in the Customs and Excise Act for general refunds, as well as a large number of specific drawbacks and refunds of customs and excise duties, to exporters. These concessions are available to manufacturers as well as to merchants who import goods for re-export. Assistance is divided between individual and group offerings; and each scheme has its own defined criteria. VAT Export Incentive Scheme Exporters may zero-rate VAT on exports regarded as a direct export. Applicable to exporters registered as VAT vendors in South Africa. You must be registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to export commercial goods from South Africa. Capital Projects Feasibility Programme The Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP) is a cost-sharing programme that contributes to the cost of feasibility studies likely to lead to projects outside South Africa that will increase local exports and stimulate the market for South African capital goods and services. All South African enterprises are eligible, as long as the study is undertaken by local companies. reporter Reviewed: 5 August 2012 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more