Ground Broken for Belvedere Community Centre

first_imgRelatedHouse Approves Amendments to Smoking Regulations RelatedHouse Approves Anti-Gang Legislation Ground was broken in Belvedere, Westmoreland on Thursday (Feb. 20), for construction of a community centre at a cost of $10 million.The project, which will be undertaken through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), is scheduled to be completed within six months and will serve approximately 5,000 residents.The community centre is being built on more than two acres of property donated by community member, Gladstone Spence.Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland, Hon. Luther Buchanan, who addressed the ground breaking ceremony, said that the project “is a clear indication that this Government is serious about rural development”.In addition to serving as a facility for community meetings and activities, Mr. Buchanan said the centre will be used as a shelter in the event of hurricane or other natural disaster.“This centre will serve as one such shelter of refuge for the entire area. I am therefore saying to you as citizens of Belvedere, take very, very good care of this community centre,” he implored.“As soon as I see how you are taking care of it, I will make a commitment for there to be a hard court established here for netball, basketball and other sporting activities for the youth,” he told the residents.Mr. Buchanan informed that the project will be carried out on a work-rotation basis and that the fullest co-operation is expected from all the residents. He also urged the contractor to ensure that the project is completed within time and budget.Residents of Belvedere and surrounding communities will benefit from employment opportunities during the execution of the project.“The JEEP programme has been designed to create employment and this is what the organisation is really about,” said Chairman and Manager of the JEEP programme, Lucille Brodber.“This project will help to improve the community of Belvedere as well as surrounding communities.  Under the JEEP programme, we have employed in excess of 40,000 persons and worked on various projects island-wide such as drain rehabilitation, agricultural projects, and community facilities such as this (one), as well as in the education sector,” Mrs. Brodber informed. Ground Broken for Belvedere Community Centre ParliamentFebruary 22, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland, Hon. Luther Buchanan, and Chairman/Manager of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), Lucille Brodber, break ground for construction of the Belvedere Community Centre on Thursday (Feb.20). Looking on are community members. Advertisementscenter_img Ground Broken for Belvedere Community CentreJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsConstruction of the community centre will cost $10 million.The centre will be used as a shelter in the event of hurricane or other natural disaster.Residents of Belvedere and surrounding communities will benefit from employment opportunities during the execution of the project. RelatedSenate Adopts Proposed Cybercrimes Act Amendmentslast_img read more

City expands benefits for evicted tenants

first_img Nobody has ever explained to me why my landlady was never forced to pay me relocation fees. I was forced out of my home a year ago as the landlady said she wanted the condo back for her son. City attorneys office and legal aid contacted her and informed her she needed to pay me relocation fees but she just ignored them and I was ousted out. Not only that but I never got my $1000 deposit returned and she kept my furniture as I’m disabled and unable to walk and therefore could not move my furniture. Outrageous . I’ve had no help and forced to live in my car till I finally had surgery . Living in your car in Winter while not able to walk and constantly moved on by police is soul destroying. Who can tell me why the relocation fees were not enforced? 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The increase is the first since 2011. It also raised the per diem evicted tenants get to temporarily stay in hotels while they find new housing from $165 to $292 per day. The amount evicted tenants are entitled to depends on how many bedrooms their unit had and whether they are older than 62 or disabled. A typical studio tenant previously received $9,950 and will now receive $15,020, while a one bedroom tenant got $15,300 and will now get $20,705. Landlords had to pay tenants who rented units with two or more bedrooms $20,750 and will now pay $28,810. Elderly and disabled tenants will receive about $1,000 to $2,000 more at each step.Across the board, the permanent relocation benefits now incorporate the two months rent landlords often ask for from a new tenant, a security deposit, the costs of disconnecting and reconnecting utilities, packing and moving, storage for three months and packing supplies.Rent Control Board chair Anastasia Foster said the benefits tenants have received since 2011 increased each year with inflation but did not adequately cover all the costs associated with moving. ‘The new amounts reflect actual costs and what we’ve been hearing from tenants for years that (the benefits) have been insufficient to cover the costs of a sudden, expected move,” she said. “This will hopefully go a long way to alleviating some of that pain.”Foster said the new amounts don’t take a few important costs into account, however. “Packing up an apartment you’ve lived in for ten years with two kids and a dog can’t be done in a weekend, and you can’t get everything set up in a new place in a weekend either,” she said. “People inevitably have to take time off from work and that lack of compensation is unaccounted for.”Tenants with children also usually have to pay for childcare during the moving process, Foster added.While the benefits hike will provide tenants with a stronger safety net, landlords say providing relocation assistance to tenants can be prohibitively expensive.Property owners successfully sued San Francisco in 2017 after the city ordered landlords evicting tenants under the Ellis Act to pay up them up to $50,000. A judge ruled such a high amount “placed a prohibitive price on a landlord’s right to exit the rental market” in violation of the Ellis Act.The upper limit on Santa Monica’s permanent relocation benefits is now $30,682 for two bedroom households with an elderly or disabled member.“If all the landlords in Santa Monica announced they were raising rents” at the same rate that City Council raised relocation benefits, an Apartments Association of Greater Los Angeles representative said at Council’s Jan. 8 meeting, “there would be riots in the streets.”[email protected] :NewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments 3 Comments This is a ridiculously low amount to vacate not only your home but the costs of moving and security deposit plus market rate rent .It’s not helping the seniors nor the disabled Gillian Lomax says: Munit says: March 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM Comments are closed. January 11, 2019 at 12:23 AM Just wrote a lengthy comment, did it get lost in the shuffle? 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Broadway Balances America Goes Behind the Scenes with On Your Feet!

first_img Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger! Broadway Balances America, the special five-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, continued its fourth season on October 2 with a special look at the tour of the Gloria and Emilio Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet!. Correspondent Amber Milt sits down with music royalty and learns how their love story became a Broadway hit, and we meet the Miami native who plays Gloria in the show—Christie Prades. Plus, Amber and Christie tour Miami and belt out a few of the show’s well know tunes. Click play! ‘On Your Feet!'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Broadway Balances Americacenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

10 months agoRanieri driving Fulham bid for Besiktas defender Vida

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ranieri driving Fulham bid for Besiktas defender Vidaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham boss Claudio Ranieri is reviving his plans for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.Le 10 Sport says Ranieri wants to boost his defensive options and is eager to bring Vida to London.The Italian has been tracking Vida since his time in charge of Leicester City.The Cottagers are ready to bid for the Croatia international, confident of landing Vida for a realistic fee.Besiktas, in the midst of financial difficulties, need to sell to balance the books this month. last_img read more

20 hours ago​Anfield will play host to Liverpool Women

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Anfield will play host to Liverpool Womenby Ian Ferris20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Women will play a Women’s Super League game at Anfield for the first timeVicky Jepson’s side will play Everton during Women’s Football Weekend, which has been scheduled for the next men’s international break.”It’s important that if you support Liverpool you get down and support the women’s team,” Jepson told BBC Sport.It will be the first time Liverpool Women have played at the 54,074-capacity ground since an FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal in 2013.”It should be exciting for the fans given we have a big Liverpool family,” Jepson said.”There is still a long way to go just like any women’s team but we are certainly moving in the right direction.”We are being backed and moving towards where we need to be.”The Reds usually play their home games at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park, which has a capacity of 16,587. last_img read more

Video: Two More Ohio State Players Lose Their Black Stripe

first_imgOhio State freshmen standing up at practice.Twitter/@OhioStateFBIn the latest Ohio State football video, two more Buckeye underclassmen officially “lose” their black stripes and become recognized as full-fledged members of the team.At OSU, freshmen must practice with a black stripe on their helmets until they earn their keep. Getting your stripe removed is a major milestone, which this Ohio State football video captures well.Today, on the final day of training camp, true freshman running back Demario McCall and redshirt freshman defensive end Rashod Berry shed their stripe. Both players earned the cheers and admiration of their teammates. Each gave a brief speech after Meyer called them up.Awesome way to end fall camp! Demario and Rashod welcome to the Bucks!— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 20, 2016During the week, freshmen quarterback Dwayne Haskins and first-year cornerback Rodjay Burns also had their stripe removed. They joined the first eight players who lost their black stripe earlier this summer or in the springtime.These eight have earned the right to be called Buckeyes.— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 13, 2016Congratulations to Demario and Rashod. Buckeye fans, who do you think will be next?last_img read more

IT department to observe Aaykar Diwas today

first_imgNew Delhi: The income tax department will celebrate Aaykar Diwas on Wednesday, in the run-up to which the department’s field offices organised a grievance redressal fortnight to help taxpayers, the finance ministry said in a statement. The department will also launch a ‘Kardaata e-Sahyog Abhiyaan’ which will endeavour to assist and support taxpayers and other stakeholders in enabling them to e-file their returns and discharge other tax-related obligations. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIncome tax was introduced for the first time in India on July 24, 1860, by James Wilson to compensate for the losses incurred by the British regime during the first war of independence against British Rule. While field offices will organise functions at local levels to celebrate Aaykar Diwas 2019, the main function at the national level will be held at New Delhi on July 24, 2019. The function will be presided over by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur and other senior officials of the ministry would attend the event. The event will include release of departmental publications, e-journal, publicity kit for outreach programmes among other things, the ministry added. The week preceding the Aaykar Diwas 2019 has been marked by various activities undertaken by the regional offices of the department across the country. Several field offices undertook a grievance redressal week or fortnight to help redress pending grievances of the taxpayers.last_img read more

New Brunswick NDP releases campaign pledge for economic development

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s NDP leader has released an innovation and economic growth plan that boosts the minimum wage and creates a so-called public investment bank.Jennifer McKenzie says her plan fights social inequalities by introducing a $15 minimum wage so that workers don’t have to take on multiple jobs just to get by.Campaigning in Saint John, McKenzie said the plan would also create “green collar” jobs by making large public investments in the renewable energy economy and the retrofitting of homes to improve energy efficiency.She said an NDP government would also spend on research and development, training and infrastructure to promote growth in high-tech and innovation-based companies.McKenzie said the program would be funded by eliminating Opportunities NB and existing regional development programs, to the tune of $130 million.last_img read more

7 CRPF troopers injured in Srinagar road accident

first_imgSrinagar: Seven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district. A CRPF mobile bunker went out of the driver’s control and turned turtle in Parimpora area on the outskirts of Srinagar city, police said. The injured were shifted to a hospital where a sub-inspector and a head constable were said to be in a critical condition.last_img