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2017 In Photos

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first_img Oct 2, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… As 2017 ends and we usher in 2018, we take a look back at a challenging year, but one in which CARICOM showed its formidable strength and resilience. Here are some highlights: Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020center_img Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector…   President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise welcomes SG LaRocque to Haiti in December President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise at the CARICOM Energy Month Exhibition in Port au Prince in October Participants in the Energy Month Kilo Walk in November in Georgetown, Guyana CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque and Cuban Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante share a warm handshake after signing the Agreement in November Heads of Government at the CARICOM-Mexico Summit in October PM of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon Gaston Browne, CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and others tour devastated Barbuda in September Secretary-General António Guterres walks through Codrington town in Barbuda to see firsthand the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Rick Bajornas via UN) Stripped trees tell the story the morning after the hurricane hit Dominica Devastation in Dominica CARICOM Secretary-General offers comfort while on a visit to Dominica following the hurricane Hurricane Irma damage in the British Virgin Islands In the wake of the storm Clearing debris in St. Kitts and Nevis What was left of a gas station in the Turks and Caicos Islands after Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma turned this hillside in Anguilla brown Wood and debris on Ragged Island, The Bahamas, after Hurricane Irma hit Upturned boats on Ragged Island, The Bahamas BVI Premier, the Hon Dr. Orlando Smith and PM of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit greet each other at the Pledging Conference in New York in Nov. 2017 CARICOM SG Amb. Irwin LaRocque, UNDP Administrator Achim Stenier and UNDPDirector for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ms. Jessica Faeita at the Pledging Conference in Nov. Commonwealth SG Baroness Patricia Scotland; CARICOM Chair, PM Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada; PM Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia, SG Amb. Irwin LaRocque in New York, Nov. at the Pledging Conference Representatives of Regional Institutions, CARDI, CCCCC, CRFM at the Pledging Conference in New York in Nov. The formidable strength and resilience of the Caribbean people will be in full cry on the long and difficult road to recovery The Nature Isle becoming green again in November Citizens doing their part to build back better Picking up the pieces in Dominica An elaborate costume displayed by the Haiti delegation during the Parade of Nations at CARIFESTA XIII in August FLASHBACK: Fashion was a big hit at CARIFESTA XIII Former President of Haiti, Michel Martelly performs at CARIFESTA in August The jubilant crowd during the performance at the Grand Market in August Body painting par excellence at CARIFESTA XIII in August A section of the Barbadian delegation at CARIFESTA XIII in August CARICOM SG welcomes then CARICOM Chairman, Pres. David Granger of Guyana (l) to the CARICOM Secretariat for a Meeting of the Bureau of Heads of Government in May A group photo with the Deputy Secretary-General and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors during their Orientation and Capacity-Building Workshop at the CARICOM Secretariat in June CXC launched a new app in July Caribbean Regional Launch of Lancet Series was held at the CARICOM Secretariat The Community observed its 44th anniversary in 2017 CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque congratulates recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, Ms. Shirley Pryce Heads of Government pause for a group photo after their summit in Grenada in July (Photo via JIS) Secretary-General LaRocque (left) has a traditional Japanese dinner during his visit to Japan in July IN STEP: Secretaries-General of CARICOM (R) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and the UN, H.E. António Guterres (L) at the Ninth CARICOM-UN Meeting in July A gift for the Secretary-General from FIFA head, Mr.Giovanni Infantino who visited the Secretariat in April PM Gonsalves at Guyana’s Bourda Market in February (Photos via GINA) CARICOM Heads of Government and Heads of Delegation after their meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, in February His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, and Chair of CARICOM, extends a warm welcome to newest member of the Conference, President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise Exchanges ahead of the COP Ministerial session (from left) Dr. Gale Rigobert, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Sustainable Dev., Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Exec. Dir. CCCCC; PM Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia, Mr. Crispin D’auvergne Sust. Dev. Officer, Saint Lucia; CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque Participants at the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum in Nassau, The Bahamas in January Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (second from left) at the funeral of Sir Derek Walcott who died in March President Rene Preval’s coffin being wheeled away after the funeral service in Port-au-Prince. He died in March (Photo via Miami Herald) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 1, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Canadian Prime Minister to meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in BarbadosPrime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados to participate in the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to build even stronger ties with the region.The Conference will be held 18-19 February 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday 11 February via a press…February 11, 2020In “31Intersessional”CARICOM calls for focused global attention on impact of climate change on small vulnerable states – WTO Ministerial MeetingThis year, many small and vulnerable economies in the Caribbean, including some in CARICOM, notably Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, The Bahamas,  Haiti, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Anguilla, Turks and Caicos suffered massive devastation and absolute destruction of critical infrastructure from two unprecedented hurricanes, fueled by global warming and climate change.…December 12, 2017In “Anguilla”COMMUNIQUE – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTIETH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS:   18-19 MAY 2017   The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) took place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18-19 May 2017,…May 23, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

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first_img Environment Is Our Most Important Asset – UNEP… Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus as CARICOM… You may be interested in… May 22, 2020 Nov 26, 2018 CARICOM Secretariat emphasizes involvement of local communities in biodiversity capacity buildingThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is actively participating in the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018. A series of interactive dialogues and workshops were held on the side-lines of the global summit in the Rio Conventions Pavilion with…November 26, 2018In “CARICOM Secretariat”International Day of Biological Diversity – Statement by CARICOM Secretary-GeneralThe year 2018 marks 25 years since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993 after the 30th ratification.  It is significant that five CARICOM Member States ratified the Convention (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Kitts and Nevis) or acceded to it…May 22, 2018In “General”CARICOM Secretariat urges sound ecosystem management(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Future regional economic development will depend on sound management of natural resources since healthy ecosystems improve a country’s ability to bounce back from catastrophic events,” Ambassador Colin Granderson has said. The Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations, who is also acting as…October 25, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Secretariat emphasizes involvement of local… May 22, 2020 Nov 6, 2019 As World observes International Biodiversity Day CARICOM… The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean. The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The global summit on biological diversity is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17-29 November 2018. This UNEP side event is expected to discuss support for the implementation of the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the long term strategy for capacity building which will be adopted at the CBD COP-15. It is within this context that CARICOM will present the report which examines how Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Titled: The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean – A review of the progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets, the report was originally launched in Georgetown, Guyana on 24 October 2018 at the opening of the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Workshop for the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) for the CBD and Regional Consultation for Phase III of the Programme for Capacity Building related to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). The preparation of the report was a unified effort among the CARICOM Secretariat, UN Environment, CARICOM Member States and regional biodiversity experts.  It was funded by the European Union with the implementation support from UN Environment, under Phase II of the ACP-MEAs Project. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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Jamaica Culture Minister welcomes US University’s establishment of Reggae Studies…

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first_img Jul 14, 2020 Breadfruit, Climate Change And An Agriculturist’s Vision For… UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage listPORT LOUIS, Mauritius: Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday (Nov 29) secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures. UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, added the genre that originated in Jamaica…November 29, 2018In “Culture”WI cricket in danger, needs protection, says GrangeJamaica Observer – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has likened West Indies cricket to an element of cultural heritage that is in danger and in need of protection. Grange made the comment at the St Catherine Cricket Association Awards Ceremony where she expressed satisfaction that the…December 10, 2018In “CARICOM”Marley’s contribution to Jamaica priceless – Jamaica Tourism MinisterTourism and Entertainment Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has described as “priceless,” the contribution of late Reggae legend, Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley, to Jamaica’s music legacy. “I am often asked the value of Reggae music and…Bob Marley to Jamaica and Jamaica’s tourism, and I would say it is immeasurable…it’s not something…January 17, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Feb 6, 2020 Koffee: the new toast of Jamaican reggae “Reggae’s contribution to Jamaica’s revenue and global competitiveness has been documented but not shared enough. I hope the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Reggae Studies will contribute to that body of knowledge which speaks to the outstanding economic contribution of reggae music to the global creative economy,” Grange said. She was in Minnesota to assist in kick-starting what is intended to be the annual Minnesota International Sports and Reggae Festival and the establishment of the Minnesota International Institute for Reggae Studies. “The celebration of Sports and Reggae in a festival is phenomenal because it blends two elements of Jamaica’s creative genius into one activity,” said Grange. The International Institute for Reggae Studies and the Minnesota International Sports and Reggae Festival are being implemented with the support of the Organisation for Strategic Development in Jamaica and the University of Minnesota. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Dec 30, 2019center_img KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Culture Minister Olivia Grange, has welcomed the decision of the University of Minnesota to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Grange gave her support to the initiative during her visit to the University over the weekend. “The move by the University of Minnesota to subject Reggae Music to academic enquiry follows similar programmes established at our own University of the West Indies in Jamaica with a Reggae Studies Unit. However, as far as we know, it is the first of its kind in the United States.” Gong strong at 75: Love lessons from my father Jul 11, 2019 You may be interested in… Jamaica Reaffirms its Commitment to Reparations last_img read more

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Jason Tolleson Appointed to Lead SEMA Action Network

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first_imgWASHINGTON — SEMA announced this week that it has appointed Jason Tolleson as the new director of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the association’s grassroots hobbyist organization. Tolleson will also serve as SEMA’s government and public affairs manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement As SAN director, Tolleson will work as liaison between SEMA and the SEMA Action Network, informing members of federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect the aftermarket industry. He will also serve as editor of The Driving Force, SAN’s official monthly publication. Passionate for the automotive and automotive aftermarket industry, Tolleson began attending cars shows and auctions at a young age and spending countless hours working in his father’s garage. Raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, he enjoyed turning heads as he cruised up to the beach in a 1977 Triumph Spitfire. In addition to rebuilding and refurbishing on his own vehicles, he used his automotive skills to put himself through college. Tolleson previously served as an aide on Capitol Hill, and more recently as a lobbyist representing local governments and transit agencies. He currently resides in Arlington, Va., and can be reached at jasont@sema.org, or 202/783-6007, ext. 39. For more information about SEMA, visit: www.sema.org. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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I-CAR Announces 2005-2006 International Board of Directors

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first_imgPosed August 2, 2005, 9 a.m. EST AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — I-CAR announced its 2005 – 2006 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee at the 2005 I-CAR International Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. The board of directors sets the overall strategic direction for the organization and assists in obtaining resources in support of the I-CAR mission. The board of directors is comprised of representatives from each of the following six industry segments: collision repair; insurance; equipment, tools, and supplies; education, training, and research; vehicle manufacturers; and related industry services. The 2005-2006 Executive Committee consists of: Chair Rod Enlow, Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR); Vice Chair Robby Robbs, Nobilas; Secretary/Treasurer Rick Ciesla, DaimlerChrysler; Immediate Past Chair Nick Notte, Nobilas; and John Edelen, Allstate Insurance Company. The board also includes 16 directors: Terry Angell, Warren Tech; Vince Claudio, Caliber Collision Centers; Tom Dance, Herb’s Paint & Body Shops, Director-At-Large; Jim Doherty, General Motors Corporation; Terry M. Fortner, Nationwide Insurance; Nick Gojmeric, Nick’s SOS Garage Inc. & Collision Plus Auto Body Repair Centers; Rick Jazwin, Universal Technical Institute; Jerry Kottschade, Jerry’s Body Shop for Automotive Service Association; Dave McClain, Ford Motor Company; Joran Olsson, Pro Spot International Inc. for Equipment & Tool Institute; Sam Pezzullo, State Farm Insurance Canada, Canadian Representative; Clark Plucinski, True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Education Foundation Representative; Rich Rosenthal, USAA; Eugene Scambray, Copart Auto Auctions; Edward T. Staquet, Lord Fusor Corporation; and Chad Sulkala, Acme Body & Paint Inc. for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel Retires More Than 100 American Flags To Complete Eagle Project

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first_imgBy BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily Postbjgordon@ladailypost.comLos Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel completed his Eagle Scout Project today, which is Flag Day 2019.Cassel organized a retirement ceremony for more than 100 American flags. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. at Los Alamos Fire Station #2 on DP Road.Cassel collected the flags from local residents, with help from the Los Alamos Veterans of Foreign Wars who sponsored his Eagle Project. His liaison at the VFW was Ed McDaris. Cassel even had two gigantic flags from car dealerships to retire.Retired flags that have become worn and frayed must be disposed of in a prescribed manner, most commonly by burning. Any remaining fragments and the metal grommets must be buried, Cassel said.Cassel was inspired to do this project by his father Justin Cassel, a retired firefighter. He worked with Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief James Thwaits to design a method for burning the flags in a safe manner, he said.Cassel told the audience about some of the history of flag protocol and proper disposal. He read a poem honoring the flags for their service. The first flag was then placed in a barrel above a gas fire and a huge pile of approximately 100 flags also was set on fire in a metal crib above a large gas flame.Cassel, who was born and raised in Los Alamos, has been involved with scouting since he was a 6-year-old Cub Scout. He is a member of Troop 122. His Scoutmaster, Greg Noeninckx, congratulated Cassel on successfully completing his project this morning at the close of the ceremony.Cassel will begin his senior year at Los Alamos High School in the fall.James Cassel, right, and his team burn a large flag cut into strips as part of the flag retirement ceremony this morning at Fire Station #2 on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com More than 100 flags are set on fire today during the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com A firefighter helps the scouts hoist a large flag onto the flames. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel and his team fold a flag in preparation for its disposal during a special Flag Retirement Ceremony at 10 a.m. today at Fire Station #2 on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comcenter_img Scout James Cassel, center, reads a poem honoring the flags to be retired as members of his team look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com James Cassel, center, and his team watch as a member of the Los Alamos Fire Department distributes the remains of flags evenly so they will be completely consumed by the flames. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Governor Appoints Two Tourism Commissioners

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first_imgSANTA FE ― Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque and reappointed Belia Alvarez, Director of Community Relations for Heritage Hotels and Resorts, to serve on the Tourism Commission. Prior to her role as Corporate Director of Community Relations with Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Alvarez also served as General Manager and Regional General Manager within the company. Alvarez commits her time to numerous leadership organizations, including the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber Board, New Mexico Hospitality Association Board of Directors, New Mexico State University School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Advisory Board, Ambassadors for Spaceport America, and the Advisory Board for Visit Las Cruces. Alvarez previously served as Chair for the former Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board (currently Visit Las Cruces) from 2012-2014. Alvarez is a Las Cruces native. “Both Tania and Belia are incredibly dedicated professionals who will add new perspective to the commission,” Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said. “The New Mexico Tourism Department and the tourism industry will be well-served with Tania and Belia on this commission.” STATE News: Alvarez’s professional career in hospitality and tourism spans 23 years. As Corporate Director of Community Relations, Alvarez is responsible for preserving and cultivating cultural partnerships and recognition, managing statewide community relationships and advocating for collaborative opportunities to bring awareness to New Mexico’s culture and tourism. Armenta and Alvarez will each serve 7-year terms on the 7-person commission. With the appointment of Armenta and the reappointment of Alvarez, the Tourism Commission is now represented by three women, the most since 2013. Armenta was 1 of 12 women recently featured on Corporate & Incentive Travel’s cover story titled “CVB Leaders: Remarkable Women Share Insights and Wisdom on Leading a CVB,” along with being named one of Smart Meetings “2016 Smart Women in Meetings” award recipients. Armenta is also a former recipient of the “40 Under Forty” awards by Albuquerque Business First. “I am truly honored to be reappointed to the Tourism Commission by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham,” Alvarez said. “Tourism remains an important economic driver for New Mexico, with continuous year-over-year growth.  I remain committed to our remarkably successful New Mexico True campaign and will work diligently to promote and protect the culturally unique tourism resources that we call our own.” “I am very honored to be appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to serve as a member of the New Mexico Tourism Commission,” Armenta said. “Tourism is one of New Mexico’s most effective economic development strategies, and we have tremendous opportunities for increased growth and success in our immediate future.” Visit Albuquerque President & CEO Tania Armenta Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Director of Community Relations Belia AlvarezArmenta’s time with Visit Albuquerque spans 20 years, and she has served as President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque for the past three years. Armenta serves on several national and local boards including the US Travel Association’s Destinations Council, Destinations International DMAP Board and The Jennifer Riordan Foundation Advisory Board, and the New Mexico Hospitality Association Board of Directors as Board Chair. last_img read more

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At L.A. Tan On Central

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first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos is Massage Therapist Heather Woodward providing a massage for client Linda Hull Thursday at L.A. Tan, which is a beauty and wellness salon at 975 Central Ave., specializing in nails, pedicures, massage, tanning, Reiki, Tarot and more. The community is encouraged to visit L.A. Tan and the other small businesses in that shopping strip where the DMV is despite road construction as access to the parking lot is not impeded. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Members Of Congress Introduce Legislation To Support Student Veterans

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first_imgU.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján CONGRESSIONAL News: “Our commitment to our servicemembers – those who bravely put their lives on the line to protect our country – must extend beyond the theater of war and into the classroom. Not only do theses courageous men and women deserve our utmost appreciation, but they also need the academic opportunities to further their careers and live up to their own potential. With the introduction of the Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School (WAVES) Act, we can reaffirm our responsibility to support our student veterans and help them secure a prosperous financial future for them and their loved ones,” Gomez said. The Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act would require that Veterans Affairs work-study wage match the local minimum wage if higher than the state minimum wage – ensuring that student veterans are paid fairly for their work. Full time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are pursuing a college degree, vocational, or professional program are eligible to receive a VA work-study allowance for a VA-related work-study job while using their education benefits. “Veterans have put their lives on the line to serve our nation and keep Americans safe. In states across the country – including New Mexico – veterans are being shortchanged and struggling to make ends meet as the result of wage disparities. We must fix this issue and support student veterans as they work toward achieving their education goals,” Luján said. “I’m proud to introduce legislation to uplift student veterans and deliver on our promise to those who served our country.” The hourly wage for the work-study program is the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. However, this does not account for the 44 localities nationwide that have higher minimum wage standards than their state, resulting in veterans being underpaid across 11 states.center_img “I’ve been a longtime supporter of a higher minimum wage, partnering with workers to help draft Seattle’s historic $15 minimum wage bill in 2014 and securing House passage of the Raise the Wage Act this summer. This bill closes a glaring loophole in the Veterans Work Study Program to protect student veterans from being shortchanged. Student veterans should be able to earn the same serving their fellow veterans on-campus or at a nearby VA facility as they would working a fast food job,” Jayapal said. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities. The legislation was introduced by Reps. Luján and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), and was co-sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). “At a time when costs of living continue to rise and as we have failed to raise the federal minimum wage for over a decade, many localities, like my home of Los Angeles, have stepped up to provide a living wage for their communities. But our student veterans, who served with pride and selflessness to protect our homeland and our freedoms, are not allowed to benefit from these local efforts. This legislation would fix that so that our student veterans get the due wages for the work they are doing through the VA work-study program,” Roybal-Allard said. “I’m proud to join Congressman Luján in introducing this bipartisan legislation to support student veterans,” Raskin said. “Yesterday, America observed Veterans Day and I met with vets across my community who would have greatly benefited from increased wages created by this legislation. We owe our veterans immediate and serious improvements in the delivery of higher education, health care, affordable housing, therapeutic services, and economic opportunity. I’m committed to working with veterans in Maryland and my colleagues in Congress to improve the lives of all our nation’s veterans and am a proud cosponsors of the Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act.”last_img read more

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Santa Teaches Kids To Ski On Pajarito Mountain

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first_imgScene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Santa (AKA Michael Donnelly) spent time teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Donnelly of Los Alamos was named the Ski Instructor of the Year in 2018 and inducted into the New Mexico Ski Hall Of Fame. Donnelly, 82, enjoys sharing his skiing knowledge with children. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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