Natl Insurance the best social plan says Deputy Director

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bench warrants issued for TCI insurance defaulters Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 May 2015 – The National Insurance Board tells the public that over the 23 years it has been in existence, there has been over $77 million dollars in payments to beneficiaries. This as the company recently announced a staggered approach to raising the wage ceiling over a three year period and giving increases in some of its plans. Deputy Director of Operations Walter Gardiner has been hard at work lately on the PR front for NIB, explaining in a media release issued recently that: ““The NIS legislation today is undoubtedly the best piece of social protection legislation ever implemented in the TCI. Introduced under an extremely dark cloud of suspicion, mistrust and opposition from employers, employees and self-employed alike, convincing the general public to ‘buy – in’ and comply was quite a challenge at that time as this was the very first time that monies were mandatorily deducted from salaries.” Gardiner admits that largely, the public saw NIB as a mere tax, that some businesses even threatened to cut staff and others had forecast failure… but the near quarter of a century of existence for the organization and the elephant sized payouts over this time, he says, proves it was a good move for the Turks and Caicos. Over 1,400 people are a part of the long term payouts, in the pensioners category – they get around $9 million of the monies distributed per year. Overall NIB is reported to pay out $12 million annually, with some $200 million in reserves and collections from the workers in the country announced at $25 million dollars per annum. Gardiner added: I believe that we have proven our worth to the people of the TCI … Today, thousands of people depend on us, but more importantly, thousands of people can depend on us”. Recommended for you Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortion Related Items:national insurance board, NIB, walter T. gardinerlast_img read more

45K to Cat Island Regatta Sailing this Year to Honour Zeke Taylor

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img NASSAU, The Bahamas, July 10th 2017:The annual Cat Island Regatta will be held this year in New Bight, Cat Island, on Emancipation Weekend during the holiday of August 4-7, 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources announced, on July 6, at its offices.  Parliamentary Secretary Carlton Bowleg, Permanent Secretary Rena Glinton, and the Regatta Desk’s Cindy Gay presented a cheque for $45,000 to the Cat Island Regatta Association Chairman, Pat Strachan.“The Cat Island Regatta is one of the oldest regattas in The Bahamas. Therefore, I would like to encourage all Bahamians to support this event generously this year as they celebrate the contribution of Ezekiel “Zeke” Taylor, one of the outstanding leaders who is at the helm steering the Cat Island Regatta to the major event we see today,” said Mr Bowleg.“This year’s regatta will feature A, B, and C class Sailing sloops and some of the best entertainers in the country.  I’m advised the committee is anticipating a large crowd and made every effort to provide crowd pleasing events to make this year’s regatta enjoyable and memorable.”Mr. Bowleg also invited the public to join the North Andros/Berry Islands Regatta, taking place this weekend, starting July 7, 2017 at his hometown in North Andros. He added that regattas are known for generating economic stimulation to the Family Islands, so Bahamians are encouraged to support the local sloop sailing races.Story Courtesy: Gena Gibbs, Bahamas Information Serviceslast_img read more

Mike Shinoda Alessia Cara And More Join Suicide Prevention Campaign

first_img Mike Shinoda, Pearl Jam Back Suicide Prevention mike-shinoda-alessia-cara-and-more-join-suicide-prevention-campaign Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 28, 2018 – 4:27 pm Dave Navarro’s Powerful Message Of Hope Facebook 30 Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto, Charlie Puth, Bebe Rexha, Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins, Nothing But Thieves’ Conor Mason and GRAMMY winners Stone Temple Pilots are other artists that will participate in the special. Mental health specialists, athletes and radio personalities will also join the discussion.The broadcast will make space for conversations to take place on how to discuss mental health with loved ones, what can be done to prevent suicide, how to help someone struggling with depression, and how to get more involved with suicide prevention locally.Cara believes in the importance of talking about mental health and is joining the campaign to spread the conversation. “I definitely want to reach as many people as I can whether they’re dealing with mental illness or even if they’re just dealing with a weird period in their life,” she told the campaign. Mike Shinoda, Alessia Cara And More Join Suicide Prevention Campaign center_img The two-hour special will feature conversations with music artists, athletes and specialists on mental health and suicide preventionJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Aug 27, 2018 – 1:33 pm GRAMMY winners Alessia Cara, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, Halestorms’ Lzzy Hale and Pearl Jams’ Mike McCready will join the second-annual “I’m Listening,” suicide prevention campaign organized by radio network Entercom. The campaign will feature a two-hour live broadcast special across all Entercom stations on Sunday, Sept. 9 in which the artists will join discussions and share their personal stories around suicide prevention and mental health. News Email Mike Shinoda, whose bandmate Chester Bennington took his own life in 2017, hopes he can help bring more awareness about mental health. “In most parts of the world, suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined,” he told Rolling Stone. He released his debut solo LP Post Traumatic after Bennington’s death. In the album, Shinoda grieves Bennington’s death. He has been open about the sexual abuse he experienced in the past.“I hope that sharing my personal story, in music and conversation, helps open up the door to new discussions and awareness about mental health,” Shinoda continued.The “I’m Listening” campaign is a year-long movement that features a website with mental illness information and resources, suicide prevention PSAs and on-air promos.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and can affect anyone regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender. Catch the full broadcast on Sept. 9 at 7 a.m. via live stream or via your local Entercom station at its respective time zone.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 27 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 27, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.Fun On The Fourth: The Wilmington Fourth of July Building is open for meal tickets and merchandise from 10am to 2pm. Cash or check only; no credit or debit cards.In The Community: Wilmington Pop Warner is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 11pm. Bring the flyer HERE and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington Pop Warner.  Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Storytime at Silver Lake at 10am. Pokemon Dodgeball at 10am. Quidditch at 11am. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Country Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Coal India videographs strikers reports normal operation

first_imgKolkata: Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Tuesday said operations were normal in all its subsidiaries as one of the central trade unions observed a protest demonstration on Monday against the Centre’s move to allow commercial mining. The four central trade unions — CITU, BMS, HMS and AITUC — had served a joint strike notice on March 14 but subsequently, they withdrew the strike which was scheduled for Monday. CITU was the lone union to head off and called for a protest day against the commercial mining. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”To ensure no loss to production and off-take Coal India management made elaborate arrangements and a multi-pronged plan was put into action at all mines of CIL,” the miner said in a statement.According to it, all the subsidiary companies of the miner geared up by setting up videography and photography arrangements at mine level to identify the persons taking part in the strike.”The arrangements were so elaborate that the operations in all the subsidiaries of CIL were normal on Monday except for few stray incidents where protesters tried to sit on dharna but it did not succeed and no adverse effect on production related activities was reported anywhere,” the coal behemoth said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn a bid to ward off the strike, Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal had invited the four trade unions BMS, HMS, AITUC and CITU for a meeting in Mumbai where their apprehensions were sought to be “dispelled in a proper perspective”.Subsequently, the next round of meeting was held with Secretary (Coal) as a result of which the four trade unions agreed to call off the strike in principle, the miner said.In fact, BMS and HMS inked their pact to steer clear-off the strike. Though AITUC did not formalise their consent through signature, nevertheless they agreed to back off.last_img read more

Authentic health info is now a click away

first_imgOne of the major highlights of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 days action plan was the aim to improve the performance of the health sector in the country. In order to improve the health literacy and to provide authentic health information, Union Health Minister JP Nadda had launched the National Health Portal (NHP) at the Health pavilion of India International Trade Fair, in November last year. The portal addresses one of the common problems like availability of reliable, high quality information for the promotion of health amongst the people.  National Health Portal (NHP) aims to resolve this issue by acting as a single point of access for authentic health information and promote health literacy amongst a wide spectrum of users including general public, students, health care professionals and researchers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In today’s age there is no dearth of information available on the web, but it is available in scattered form. The NHP acts as the first point of access for any health information. The portal has detailed information on various topics ranging from handy health tips, disease based information, government health policies and programs, disaster management, health facilities around you, laws and governance, redressal mechanism, healthy lifestyle,  career options for students and other health related information.Indian Government has been taking initiatives to revive traditional medicine and NHP goes a step further in promoting the same by giving in depth information about AYUSH.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix(Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)A prominent feature of this portal is the voice web. The voice web is a 24X7 toll free helpline (1800-180-1104), which  was launched by Nadda on July 2 as a part of Digital India Week wherein best practices and innovations in public health care systems were recognised. The NHP voice web is capable of recognising user voice input. Currently the information is available  in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bangla and Gujarati languages.last_img read more