Revised Youth Policy to be Tabled in July

first_imgThe revised National Youth Policy should be tabled in the House of Representatives in July.Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, made the disclosure during a rap session with youth leaders from Portland on April 26, at the Portland Youth Information Centre.“The consultants and the oversight committee are in place and we will be tabling the Green Paper in July of this year, so everything is on track for that month,” she informed. The policy places focus on entrepreneurship, skills training and preparing young people for the world of work in the global village. It is also expected to provide insight into developmental models and programmes for young people.The revision of the policy is being informed by the findings of the 2010 Jamaica National Youth Survey, which was commissioned by the Government under the Youth Development Programme loan agreement signed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), the survey provides a holistic profile of young people age 15 to 24 years, and seeks to aid in the strengthening of existing programmes designed for youth development throughout the island.It focuses on, among other things, unattached youth; young people living and working on the street as well as those in state care; young people with disabilities; entrepreneurial and employment opportunities; and spirituality and values.During her trip to Portland, the Minister also visited the Muirton Boys’ Home in Manchioneal as well as the Port Antonio High School, where she engaged in a rap session with students and youth leaders from the parish.The young people were able to voice their concerns on a number of issues including education, unemployment, and opportunities for financial aid.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Drew Brees Passes Johnny Unitas With Sean Payton Watching

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ long-standing record of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass Sunday in front of a raucous crowd at the Mercedes Benz Bowl that included suspended head coach Sean Payton.The history-making play occurred when Brees threw a perfect pass to a streaking Devery Henderson for a 40-yard score with 2:58 left in first quarter. Brees went on to throw three more TD passes as they went on to defeat the San Diego Chargers, 31-24.“The amazing thing about a record like this is it spans over the course of really four seasons and hopefully we can keep it going to for a while,” Brees said. “There are so many people that are a part of this.”Payton and suspended coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis were a part of the occasion, which is way the NFL allowed them to attend the game. The three men sat in a private area of the dome.  All are serving lengthy suspensions in connection with NFL’s bounty investigation this past summer.  Joe Unitas was also on present to see his father’s record broken.Brees eclipsed the record in the spectacular fashion passing for 370 years and four touchdowns, which put him over 30,000 yards in his 100th game as a Saint.“I guess you really couldn’t have written a better script for tonight,” Brees said. “To break the record, to get the win, and the fashion in which we won — really a complete team effort all the way around.”The Who Dat’ nation and Twitter exploded in congratulatory tweets to Brees.  Commissioner Roger Goodell tweeted on his page, “Congrats to (at)drewbrees & his teammates on breaking Unitas’ record. Amazing accomplishment by great QB & leader. We’re proud of you, Drew.”Payton said having the suspended Saints in attendance mattered.“It gave us a good mojo for sure,” Brees said. “I love my coach, so glad he could be here. Mickey and Joe Vitt as well. It is special for our team, special they could be a part of this record.”The Saints move to 1-4 on the season as they head into their bye week.  Brees has the opportunity to move to 49 consecutive games with a touchdown pass when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7. read more

Speculations floats around Michael Misicks return

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSpeculations and questions have been floating around as it regards when the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Missick will be returning to the islands. Well one report is saying it would not be anytime soon as the former Premier has until next week to challenge the extradition decision. Another source has informed Magnetic Media that nothing has been heard as yet as it regards Misick’s return. Misick was denied asylum in Brazil last week when the courts ordered an extradition. News Break will continue to keep you informed with the latest developments on this story. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

TCI interCaribbean launches new Tortola flights

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 5, 2017 – Providenciales – interCaribbean Airways celebrating 25 years of continuous service is pleased to announce new schedule services from Tortola to five new cities this winter season, making 22 cities served.New services will begin from February 1, 2018 with nonstop flights from Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) to: –St Thomas (STT) (Cyril E. King Airport                                                                                           2 flights dailySt Croix, (Henry E Rholsen Airport)                                                                                                 1 flight dailySint Maarten (SXM) (Princess Juliana International Airport)                                           2 flight dailyDominica (DOM) (Douglas-Charles Airport                                                                               3 flights weeklyOne stop to Castries, St Lucia (SLU) continuing from Dominica (DOM),                   3 flights weeklyToday interCaribbean provides competitively priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.“We believe interCaribbean is the first schedule airline to offer 7 nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean. Our planned connections current and new are designed to minimize layover times.Founded as Inter Island Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the airline started as a charter service, and embarked on a program of adding scheduled international destinations, gradually adding larger and faster aircraft.“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market continues to grow and is coming along nicely,” said Mr. Gardiner.   There are now a lot of connections between residents of the destinations we serve, and, by offering new connective options we hope to stimulate an increase in tourist and business travel in the region.interCaribbean entered the BVI market in 2016 with direct flights between the BVI and Antigua, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.   By July 2017, the airline introduced three, weekly scheduled direct flights between the BVI and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.For more information on destinations and reservations, visit www.intercaribbean.com Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more