Dominica Social Security Eyes Redundancy Fund for COVID19 Lay Offs

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNews Dominica Social Security Eyes Redundancy Fund for COVID19 Lay Offs by: – March 27, 2020 285 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share The Dominica Social Security is putting forward a tentative plan for income substitution as coronavirus cases are beginning to rise on the island impacting the workforce and business community.Deputy Director, Augustus Etienne was on a virtual update call with hotel and tourism stakeholders on Wednesday when he said quarantine is medically certifiable.“If they are medically required to be in quarantine, we expect they that they would be issued with a medical certificate in similar manner to somebody who is deemed sick,” Etienne assured. “That person would also qualify for sickness benefits at the rate of 60% of their earnings for the period during which that are incapacitated.Etienne says that period “can go for as long as 26 weeks or 6 months.”For individuals who wish to self-quarantine, employers urge the use of paid vacation leave.Etienne also proposed a tentative plan for employees, who do not have any more vacation days available, to be paid from a redundancy fund.“If the vacation leave which they have at that time is less than the amount of time that they need to be in self-quarantine or self-isolation,” he detailed, “We can look at making a payment to them from the Redundancy Fund,” he explained.Etienne says this fund was established for employers who make their employees redundant. The DSS pays the employee a redundancy sum if the employer is unable to or the employer pays and receives a rebate.Meantime, the DSS is hoping to tap into that fund to help employers and employees in this time when employees are being sent home because of COVID19’s effect on business purses.“We still have not yet zeroed in on exactly how much that is going to be because everything is uncertain as of now,” Etienne told a DHTA meeting.“We do not know for how long that will be necessary, we do not know how many persons are going to be impacted, we do not know what is the level of wages that would have to be replaced…”The Redundancy Fund is supported by employers who contribute.Approval must be sought by the Dominica Employers Federation and Government since the DSS is legislatively regulated organization. Sharelast_img read more

Former TRT Owner Weighs in About Obama

first_imgObama says Netanyahu speech had “nothing new” and Obama says he didn’t have a chance to watch Netanyahu speech.And Yet Obama somehow finds time to golf more than any President in American history.The liberal press will no doubt never acknowledge it, but Obama has done very little for the USA outside of universal health care. With Obama as President, blacks, in particular young black males, have a higher rate of unemployment. Income inequality has widened generally and average Americans believe race relations have worsened.Meanwhile Radical Islam has made the greatest gains under Obama and Iran is going to get the bomb. That will quite likely set off nuclear war even if it’s Israel that takes the first non-nuclear pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Obama will certainly have earned his well deserved Nobel Peace Prize – (sarcasm).Michael GoochDelray, Floridalast_img read more

‘Crisis meeting’ at Chelsea

first_imgRoman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club’s training ground on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.The players were ordered to Cobham in the wake of Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Everton.Blues owner Abramovich is believed to be increasingly concerned that Chelsea could fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he took ownership of the club in 2003.The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea’s players were furious after Villas-Boas cancelled their day off.The Daily Mirror say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has put QPR on alert after admitting contract talks with Victor Moses are on hold.Rangers expressed some interest in the Latics forward during the transfer window.And The Sun pick up on Tony Fernandes’ Twitter comments following QPR’s performance at Blackburn, declaring that he branded his own players “spineless” after the 3-2 defeat.The Rangers chairman had tweeted: “Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.“Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jumah retains perfect record with victory

first_imgDeion Jumah maintained his 100% professional record with a fourth-round stoppage of Karel Horejsek on Saturday.In his first fight since December, the West Londoner made it five wins out of five in the light-heavyweight bout at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.The 33-year-old Horejsek, from the Czech Republic, has fought three times since Jumah’s last outing, but in the end he proved no match.Hammersmith-born Jumah, 26, who last year opted to move down from cruiserweight, was twice an ABA champion and is trained by George Grove’ former coach and manager Adam Booth.He has been hampered by injury and illness during his career, limiting him to just five fights since his first pro bout in February 2013.See also:Jumah set for British pro debutFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – September 23, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – November 23, 2011November 23, 2011In “Community”Thank a community volunteer today!May 22, 2017In “Community”Thank a geocaching volunteer dayMay 21, 2019In “Volunteers” Please join Groundspeak in thanking the Geocaching.com Cache Reviewers, Forum Moderators and Translators for their continued generosity and dedication to Geocaching. These exceptional volunteers contribute countless hours and untold effort to serve the worldwide geocaching community. Their tireless work and selfless attitude is greatly appreciated!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Batang Pier, Painters rise

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I’m not saying this as an alibi, but a three-week layoff was hard on our part,” coach Franz Pumaren said after his Batang Pier needed a big second half to turn back the Picanto. “We were so sluggish, it’s like the team was just excited to be playing again.”Import Murphy Holloway scored 29 points and had 18 rebounds and three others tossed in twin digits for the Batang Pier, who climbed to an even 2-2 record and picked up some confidence for their next game, which will be against powerhouse San Miguel Beer this Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a weak team,” Pumaren said in jest when asked who they play next.Markeith Cummings scored 37 points in almost singlehandedly carrying the fight for the Picanto, who slumped to a seventh straight loss and are likely to become the first casualties of the season-closing conference.In the second game, Rain or Shine import J’Nathan Bullock scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as he led the Elasto Painters to a 105-73 blowout of TNT KaTropa. The local Painters also hit their mark with 16 three-pointers as coach Caloy Garcia wards rose to 3-2, a full game ahead of their victims.TNT’s new import Glen Rice Jr. produced 19 points and eight rebounds in his PBA debut.Pumaren likewise talked with some excitement because Terrence Romeo, the leading scorer for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon, could be returning for the game against the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen.Romeo anchored a torrid finish by the Filipinos on Sunday night that keyed a 75-70 win over Jordan for seventh place at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.Romeo, who scored 26 points in a 97-86 win over China, hit a triple, had an assist to Japeth Aguilar and forced the biggest Jordan turnover as the Filipinos prevailed in front of a huge crowd of overseas Filipino workers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lebanon blows PH 5 to pieces Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments LATEST STORIES GlobalPort import Murphy Halloway loses possession on his way to the basket as two Kia Picanto defenders gang up on him. —AUGUST DELA CRUZGlobalPort dusted off the sluggishness and did away with the over-eagerness just in the nick of time to clip KIA Picanto, 102-90, on Sunday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier got the workout it needed as they await the return of its main gun for a big game happening in less than a week.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Go ahead with the May 1 IPL match in Pune: HC tells BCCI

first_imgIn a big relief to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Bombay High Court has granted permission to the board to go ahead with the May 1 IPL Match at MCA stadium in Pune. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )The Indian cricket board citing logistical difficulties had moved the Bombay High Court to allow the May 1 match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians to be held as scheduled.Earlier, the HC had ordered the matches scheduled from April 30 onwards to be moved out of Maharashtra.The season nine of the cash-rich started off with a controversy after a PIL highlighted that the IPL venues in Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur were consuming 60 lakh litres of water to maintain pitches, when Maharashtra was going through a drought.last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was delighted to be back in action for their FA Cup win over Barnsley.The Clarets stopper made his first appearance for the club since the Europa League tie in Aberdeen when he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Barnsley on Saturday. “It was great to be back out there with the lads and pick up a good result,” he said.“I’ve been back in training a few weeks now so I felt ready to play. The lads came away with a clean sheet and a win.”And Pope is now targeting a return to Premier League action.Asked if he needed a few more games before being considered for a regular starting spot, he said: “You’re asking the wrong guy. Who knows? I’m happy with today and I played a reserve game as well so I’m well on the way. I’m happy with where I am. I feel good.” last_img read more

More Emphasis Should be Placed on Spanish as Second Language – Embassy Official

first_imgEducation Officer at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (Region 4), Patricia Mumby Lalor (left), presents the winning trophy to students of Chetwood Memorial Primary School in St. James, the overall champions of the Ministry’s Day of Excellence (Dia de Excelencia) Primary School Spanish Competition. The competition was held at the St. John’s Methodist Church Action Centre, in St. James, on May 16.The event saw primary schools from across Western Jamaica competing in the categories of poetry, drama, song and dance, as well as a booth contest, for which students showcased the cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries.The overall winner of the performing aspect of the competition was Chetwood Memorial Primary School, while Savanna-la-Mar Primary won for best booth. Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Spain, Victoria Garcia, says more emphasis should be placed on Spanish as a second language, to increase the marketability of Jamaican students.Ms. Garcia was addressing students during the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Region Four’s biennial Day of Excellence (Dia de Excelencia) Primary School Spanish Competition, which was held at the St. John’s Methodist Church Action Centre in St. James on May 16.“One of the areas that could lead you to excellence is the study of Spanish. The motto of the Embassy of Spain is ‘Spanish Matters’, but this is not just a motto, it is a reality. Spanish matters for your future,” Ms. Garcia said.“Together with other skills, it will allow you to grow both culturally and spiritually, and will create a right path towards your future. Spanish is very important in the world today and it is strategic and crucial for Jamaica,” she added.Ms. Garcia outlined that while Jamaica’s dialect (patois) helps citizens to express their identity, speaking Spanish as a second language can open up new opportunities for the country. She also reminded students that Spanish culture is a part of Jamaica’s history.Students from Chetwood Memorial Primary School in St. James celebrate after being crowned the overall champions of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (Region 4) Day of Excellence (Dia de Excelencia) Primary School Spanish Competition, which was held at the St. John’s Methodist Church Action Centre in St. James on May 16. Story Highlights “Furthermore, Spanish matters for Jamaica, because you are surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries. That means more than 70 per cent of the population in the Caribbean are Spanish speakers; therefore, Spanish is good for strengthening ties, friendships and economic opportunities for Jamaica (which) enjoys a central location in the Caribbean and should profit from it,” the Charge d’Affaires pointed out.Ms. Garcia also highlighted that the Spanish community amounts to 577 million people globally, including native speakers and foreigners for whom it is a second language.“That means 7.6 per cent of the world population speaks Spanish. As a matter of fact, there are more native Spanish speakers than native English speakers in the world. It is also the fastest-growing language now, so that is a general reason why you should continue in your efforts to learning Spanish,” she encouraged the students.She also informed that Spanish is the third most-used language on the Internet in general and second on popular cell phone applications, such as Twitter and Facebook.“Spanish is [also] a vehicle for cohesion, mutual understanding and cultural exchange between Spain and Jamaica, and between the large Spanish-speaking community and your country. As such, Spanish will be important for Jamaica and it will be an enriching and transforming force individually for each of you, giving you access to some of the richest cultures of the world,” Ms. Garcia said. Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Spain, Victoria Garcia, says more emphasis should be placed on Spanish as a second language, to increase the marketability of Jamaican students. Ms. Garcia was addressing students during the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Region Four’s biennial Day of Excellence (Dia de Excelencia) Primary School Spanish Competition, which was held at the St. John’s Methodist Church Action Centre in St. James on May 16. “One of the areas that could lead you to excellence is the study of Spanish. The motto of the Embassy of Spain is ‘Spanish Matters’, but this is not just a motto, it is a reality. Spanish matters for your future,” Ms. Garcia said. last_img read more