Concerns Raised Over Some Plastic Alternatives

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Concerns about alternatives to petro-based single-use plastics dominated much of the discussion, as the conversation surrounding the ban continued during the town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last night. And, after hearing that there were concerns that the chemicals contained in some of the alternatives could be a danger to human health, Minister of Maritime Affairs and …

Needs Of PWDs To Be Considered In Plastics Ban

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Persons living with disabilities may have special conditions extended to them to accommodate their needs. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, and Permanent Secretary, Esworth Reid, both offered this solution after hearing concerns raised by Special Envoy for the Disabled, Roslyn Hurley, during the town hall meeting on petro-based plastics at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, …

Final Town Hall Meeting On Plastics Ban

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The final town hall meeting to discuss the ban on petro-based single-use plastics will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, will again join a panel of speakers to discuss various aspects about the ban, including …

Transportation For Second Town Hall Meeting

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Bus transportation will be available after the second town hall meeting to discuss the ban of petro-based plastics next Wednesday, April 24, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The buses will take commuters to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Terminals. Members of the public, vendors, retailers and distributors are urged …

No Holding Back On Plastic Ban Talks

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There was no holding back as vendors, retailers, distributors and members of the public voiced concerns over the ban on petro-based single-use plastics during the first of two town hall meetings, held on Wednesday night. Topping the list of concerns was the price of alternative products, the July 1 deadline for the ban on the usage of the items, the …

Policyholder Town Hall Meetings Delayed

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The town hall meetings planned for claimants and policyholders of Resolution Life Assurance Company Ltd (ResLife), to update them on the proposed settlement scheme and liquidation of the company, have been postponed until next month. During the March 20, 2019 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mia Amor Mottley, it was disclosed that town …

Vendors Urged To Attend Town Hall Meetings

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Local vendors are being urged to come out and attend any of the two town hall meetings being held to sensitize the public about petro-based plastics, and their alternatives. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Paddock Road, St. Michael, and the second on Wednesday, April 24, at the Lloyd Erskine …

Importers & Retailers Invited To Exhibit At Meetings

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Importers and retailers of alternative products to the single use plastics are invited to exhibit their products during two town hall meetings being held by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy. Interested persons are asked to contact the ministry at 535-5712 to register to exhibit at the meetings, no later than Monday, April 15. The town hall …

Town Hall Meetings To Discuss Plastics Ban

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

In an effort to sensitize members of the public and key stakeholders about the ban on petro-based single use plastics, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy will host two town hall meetings this month. The first of these meetings will take place on Wednesday, April 17, at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Paddock Road, St. Michael.  Vendors, …

Criterion Referenced Test Town Hall Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be hosting a series of town hall meetings on the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment this month, and in February. The meetings are aimed at sensitizing parents, teachers and principals about the processes involved in the administration of the test, which assesses children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class …