Azerbaijan Republic Day 28 May

first_imgAzerbaijan Republic Day 28 May On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Azerbaijan as you celebrate Republic Day and mark the 1918 establishment of the first democratic government in the Muslim world.The United States values the thirty years of partnership with Azerbaijan on economic, energy, and security cooperation, and our ongoing dialogue on improving Azerbaijan’s respect for human rights and the rule of law. We recognize Azerbaijan’s significant contributions to European energy diversification through the Southern Gas Corridor. Strong institutions and processes that respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, rule of law, transparency, and accountability, are vital to us achieving our shared goals and building stronger and deeper ties.The United States also values the connections fostered between thousands of Azerbaijani and American citizens through people-to-people exchanges, as well as through our Embassies’ public outreach.As a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States remains committed to helping the sides negotiate a long-term political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and address the humanitarian impact of the fighting, including the release of all detainees, accounting for those missing, and the full and expeditious exchange of remains. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Azerbaijan, conflict, Department of State, dialogue, european, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Minsk, Nagorno Karabakh, rule of law, security, settlement, southern, United Stateslast_img read more

Falmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert

first_imgRelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert RelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert Falmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert CultureMay 25, 2011 RelatedFalmouth closes Labour Day with gospel concert FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Mayor of Falmouth and Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council, Councillor Colin Gager, is optimistic of a ‘very successful’ day of work on Labour Day (May 23), at the Troy Primary and Infant School. Hundreds of citizens from across the hills of upper Trelawny and adjoining areas are expected to spend the day, working and having fun at the school, which has been selected as the National Parish Project for the parish. The scope of work on the project will include the painting of the school, repairs to damaged sections of the building and installation of cupboards and equipment in the canteen. The parish project, and some 20 other registered ones, will be focusing on educational institutions across the parish under the national theme, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Speaking at the final Trelawny Labour Day Planning Committee meeting at the Council Chamber in Falmouth on Friday (May 20), Mayor Gager noted overwhelming support from the business community, as well as individuals and community groups. He said that materials for successful completion of the project have been pledged, and refreshment and transportation secured for workers. He also advised that the usual positive response from citizens of upper Trelawny is guaranteed as they have indicated that they will be spending the day on the project, then stay over for a massive gospel concert in the afternoon. “This is expected to be a big success, as people in the community are motivated and they will be coming out in their numbers to help with the painting and other work activities on the project,” the Mayor said. He said that the Council was still collecting donations of material and cash, which is going very well, as each Councillor will be having individual projects in their divisions. “After all that activity and the hard work are over, we will sit back to an evening of entertainment, in a gospel and cultural concert in the Troy community square,” Mayor Gager told JIS News after the meeting. “They will be coming out in numbers and, I predict, that it will be one of the biggest events in Troy. All the local churches will be involved…We expect to have a great day of work and excitement,” he said. By GLENIS   ROSE  Advertisementslast_img read more