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Labour Ministry Takes Position in Growth Drive

first_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Collette Roberts-Risden, said this is the philosophy that will guide the Ministry towards the future. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is working to reposition itself as a driver of growth as the Government advances its mandate for increased job creation and development. Mrs. Roberts-Risden was addressing a Productivity Forum on May 17 as part of National Workers’ Week and in recognition of the 80th Anniversary of the Labour Department of Jamaica. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is working to reposition itself as a driver of growth as the Government advances its mandate for increased job creation and development.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Collette Roberts-Risden, said this is the philosophy that will guide the Ministry towards the future.She also noted that this is a key recommendation of the Labour Market Reform Commission (LMRC), established in 2015.Mrs. Roberts-Risden was addressing a Productivity Forum on May 17 as part of National Workers’ Week and in recognition of the 80th Anniversary of the Labour Department of Jamaica.It was hosted under the theme ‘Ramping Up Productivity through Innovation’. The forum was hosted by the Jamaica Productivity Centre.The LMRC has a mandate to ensure that the country’s labour market structure, regulations, policies, programmes and projects become compatible with modern practices in order to improve productivity and economic growth.“Labour is a key component for growth. The modernisation of labour and focusing on productivity is where we are pushing. One of the challenges going forward is how we deal with the changing nature of employment, increasing informality and non-standard forms of contract,” Mrs. Roberts-Risden said.She argued that improvements in productivity in the workplace across all sectors will be the driving factor in the country achieving its growth targets.The Permanent Secretary used her presentation to highlight the journey of the Department since its establishment in 1938, which includes passing and amending a number of critical legislation. Story Highlightslast_img read more

HOLY CRAP IT IS ME WOMAN SURPRISED BY PHOTO OF HERSELF AT

first_img Twitter Facebook “I thought, it’s a shame to have this sitting in a closet,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Fredericton, N.B.“I thought I should give it to the woman if she’s still alive and if she’s not, let her family have it.”Foster took to Facebook, hoping someone might know the patriotic mystery woman who attended the Canada Jam rock concert in August 1978.A few days later, in Meaford, Ontario, Noreen McCallum-Fedoriuk received an unusual message from an old friend who was in her Grade 7 class. Noreen McCallum-Fedoriuk, first as a 22-year-old, then at 62, re-creating her photo. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: It’s a photo that hung on Norm Foster’s wall for decades.A young woman at a rock concert proudly holds up her Canadian flag, using a crutch as a flag pole.More recently, the framed photo taken by his friend at the concert they both attended in 1978 had been relegated to the back of a closet. But he pulled it out and felt the woman in the photo needed to see it.‘It’s a shame to have this sitting in a closet’last_img read more

Jazzing it up

first_imgIt is the time when all the jazz lovers in the city can head on to enjoy the best of jazz music as Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy celebrates the international Jazz Day.Keeping up with its tradition of bringing the best in music and cocktails to its customers,  it lines up three great bands- Drift The Trio, Grey Area and Takatrio performing Jazz live. 30 April is honoured as the International Jazz Day by UNESCO. This day is marked out to celebrates the historical, cultural, and educational contribution of this popular genre of music. It aims to spread international awareness about this unique musical style; and to promote the cultural, and social values that Jazz stands for.Honouring this sentiment, Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy presents a night dedicated to Jazz.When: 30 AprilWhere: SCO 23, Behind Galaxy Hotel, Sector 15, Gurgaonlast_img read more