Protocol to be Established for Treatment of Injured Police Personnel

first_imgStory Highlights The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security has been charged to work along with the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital of the West Indies, to establish a protocol on how policemen injured in the line of duty are treated at health facilities. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12. “It is necessary that we as a country provide for the welfare of our police officers, especially those injured in the line of duty. The policeman’s job is unique in that he or she swears to serve and protect, fully conscious that in so doing he or she is at risk to lose their own life,” Dr. Chang said. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security has been charged to work along with the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital of the West Indies, to establish a protocol on how policemen injured in the line of duty are treated at health facilities.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.He informed that the protocol is to be established during the 2018/19 financial year.“It is necessary that we as a country provide for the welfare of our police officers, especially those injured in the line of duty. The policeman’s job is unique in that he or she swears to serve and protect, fully conscious that in so doing he or she is at risk to lose their own life,” Dr. Chang said.“We must, therefore, establish protocols for how injured police officers should be treated effectively and comprehensively. Those on the front line must be assured that the State will be there for them,” he added.The Minister noted that when a police officer is injured in the line of duty, he must have no concern about whether he will be afforded medical care from the State.In addition, Dr. Chang said that a member of the police service charged with an offence while in the lawful execution of his duties, must be supported by the State until the Court decides his/her innocence.“This must include the legal support to aid in his/her defence,” the Minister pointed out.last_img read more

Turkey Starts Operation of Its Second Floating LNG Unit

first_imgzoom Turkey launched the operation of its second floating liquefied natural gas unit, MOL FSRU Challenger, on February 7.The 151,500 dwt vessel, which docked at a port in the Dörtyol district of the Mediterranean province of Hatay, has a 20 million cubic meters of send-out capacity per day, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said.The Bahamas-flagged MOL FSRU Challenger has an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cubic meters and has LNG re-shipment and gas transfer capabilities. Its specifications allow for the re-export of LNG and supply of LNG to neighboring regions where the vessel is located.Local media cited Minister Albayrak as saying that by 2023, Turkey will have increased its 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas storage capacity from the Silivri and Salt Lake storage facilities to 10 billion cubic meters. The country’s target is to be able to store at least 20 percent of annual gas consumption.The country’s first FLNG import terminal, ETKI LNG terminal, launched operations in December 2016. Located close to Çakmakli, Izmir, the 145,000 m3 capacity vessel is operated by the Turkish construction companies Kolin and Kalyon. It too has a 20 million cubic meters of send-out capacity per day.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more