Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders chosen as next CCJ President

first_img Jul 29, 2020 [su_box title=”The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″]The CCJ was inaugurated on 16 April, 2005 in Trinidad and Tobago where it is headquartered. Its central role is providing legal certainty to the operations of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). It is structured to have two jurisdictions – an original and an appellate. In its original jurisdiction it ensures uniform interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, thereby underpinning and advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. As the final court of appeal for Member States of the Caribbean Community it fosters the development of an indigenous Caribbean jurisprudence[/su_box] Mr. Justice Saunders is Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO). He is also the Course Director of the Halifax-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute. Mr. Justice Saunders has also co-authored the book, Fundamentals of Caribbean Constitutional Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1975 and the Legal Education Certificate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 1977. He was called to the Bar of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in that same year. Mr. Justice Saunders remained in private practice as a barrister and solicitor from 1977 until 1996 when he was appointed as a Judge of the E. In 2003, he was confirmed as a Justice of Appeal of the ECSC and one year later he was appointed to act as Chief Justice of that Court. Mr. Justice Saunders was appointed a Judge of the CCJ in 2005. (CCJ Press Release) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CDB hails Arthur as Steadfast, Passionate Defender of… Jul 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Jul 9, 2020 CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week CCJ Doors Closed Due to COVID-19, E-Filing, Library Queries… CCJ’S new President to be honoured with special sitting(Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be honoured with the first of two Special Sittings of the Court. The first Special Sitting will be held on Friday, 13 July, 2018, at…July 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Special Sitting highlights CCJ’S successes, new presidentPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 13 July, 2018 (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) In what was noted by a few speakers as being held on an interesting date, the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice(CCJ), was honoured at a Special Sitting of the Court…July 13, 2018In “CARICOM”Change in Leadership at the CCJ on 4 JulyPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) On July 4th, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership from the Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron to the CCJ’s 3rd President, the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders. The transition will take place as…July 3, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Mar 31, 2020 Port of Spain, Trinidad – The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been appointed as the incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice with effect from July 4, 2018. The Heads of Government of CARICOM made the appointment at its last meeting, held in Haiti from February 26-27, 2018, acting on the nomination of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC). The RJLSC had selected Mr. Justice Saunders after a competitive merit-based process. Sir Dennis Byron CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… President of the CCJ, the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, said, “Justice Saunders’ appointment to be the incoming President of the Court has been greeted with pleasure by the entire Bench of the Court. He has served with distinction and has exhibited qualities of excellence, sharp intellect, strong moral values, leadership skills and encyclopaedic knowledge for the law tempered by things Caribbean”.last_img read more

The Bahamas Elected to United Nations Human Rights Council

first_imgThe Bahamas was elected by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 12 October, 2018, to serve on the Human Rights Council (HRC), The Bahamas Information Service (BIS) has reported. The Bahamas will serve a three-year term on the HRC, commencing 1 January, 2019, along with the other countries that were elected. The BIS has reported that this is the first time a CARICOM Member State has attained a seat on the Council. Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture The HRC was created by the UNGA in 2006, replacing the former UN Human Rights Commission, and is the UN organ responsible for promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. Also elected from the Latin American and Caribbean Group were Argentina and Uruguay. Fiji, a fellow member with The Bahamas in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), was also successful. The other countries elected on 12 October were Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, India, Italy, Philippines, Somalia, and Togo. The Bahamas, Bahrain, and Fiji are the only Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the 2019-2021 cohort and, of these, The Bahamas and Fiji will be first-time members. During its term on the Council, The Bahamas has pledged to ensure that the interests of CARICOM States, SIDS, and the other Small States are well served, as well as to draw greater attention to the nexus between human rights and issues such as climate change and sustainable development. The Bahamas will continue to underscore the importance of technical assistance and support for capacity building in the promotion and protection of human rights. The HRC membership comprises 47 elected Member States, on the basis of equitable geographical distribution as follows: the African States, 13 seats; the Asia-Pacific States, 13 seats; Eastern European States, 6 seats; Latin American and Caribbean States, 8 seats; and Western European and other States, 7 seats. (Adapted from The Bahamas Information Service Press Release) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 1, 2020 UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… UNGA – Statement by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of The BahamasMadam President, Excellences, I congratulate you Madam President on your election to the Presidency of this 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. 1 wish to assure you and members of the Bureau of the support of my Delegation. I commend Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who continues to guide…September 28, 2018In “Indepth”Grenada PM appointed President of SIDS DOCK AssemblySmall islands elect a ‘dynamic duo’ from Grenada Dr. The Right Hon. Keith C. Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, was appointed President of the fourth SIDS DOCK Assembly. The appointment was made on 29 September, 2018, during the organisation’s fourth session held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, on the margins…October 19, 2018In “General”UN Summit on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)By Elizabeth Morgan “SIDS are a special case for sustainable development. They require concerted long-term attention and investment of the entire international community.” UN SG The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ended its week of summits at the start of its 74th Session with one dedicated to the specific sustainable…October 4, 2019In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApp CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… center_img Oct 15, 2020 You may be interested in… Oct 7, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… last_img read more

Exporting Caribbean fashion: Regional designers learn how to market brand

first_imgCaribbean Fashion Designers meet with Italian Fashion Industry Experts at CARIFESTA XIII in BarbadosFashion designers participating in the Fashion component at the recently held CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados had an opportunity to meet with Italian fashion industry experts and benefit from fashion workshops, fashion shows and business meetings. The event, which took place in the CARIFESTA XIII Buyers Shopping Mall at the Lloyd…August 31, 2017In “Barbados”Barbados, Eastern Caribbean youth for animation, software development trainingBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the Caribbean Animation and Technology Capacity Building Programme (Carib-AniTech).…March 26, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”IICA Will Assist Caribbean To Boost Trade in Goods, Agricultural Information Exchange, Strengthen Food SecuritySan Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA Press Release) Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis,…April 21, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 (NewsDay) YOUNG fashion designers from TT, Grenada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Tortola – to name a few – have been brought together for the Fashion and Contemporary Design Accelerator, which participants said left them feeling empowered and ready to contribute to building a stronger regional fashion industry. Related Posts On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… center_img CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Oct 15, 2020 The course sought to strengthen ties in a regional industry which has shown room for greater expansion as designers gain increased international recognition. Instructors included a range of experts who operate both regionally and internationally. Instructors included fashion writer for Refinery29 Channing Hargrove, Ouigi Theodore of the clothing brand The Brooklyn Circus, international fashion marketing specialist Hannah Hafeez, illustrator James Hacket of The Lush Kingdom, Broom Betoni Rauseo, Maria Cooper, Michael Lalla and Sharif Murdock. In February 2018, for instance, a number of regional designers, including Meiling from TT and Arlene Martin for drennaLUNA from Jamaica, were featured and had their work displayed at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace. Read more at: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

Community must pursue people-centred developmental model – CARICOM…

first_img CARICOM Flag Raised at Barbados Government Headquarters Oct 1, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… (Barbados Today) CARICOM has re-established a CARICOM Commission on the Economy, with Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on Investment and Financial Services, Professor Avinash Persaud, returning as its chairman. This announcement came from Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, at a press conference, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Thursday, about issues pertaining to the just concluded CARICOM Heads of Government meeting. He said that Professor Persaud presented an interim report at the conference that gave broad outlines on how the commission identified the problems facing the region, and what solutions they believed were appropriate for economic development. “Professor Persaud was very clear that we now have to pursue a people-centred developmental model, where the emphasis will have to be on education, skills and innovation. He was very clear that we have to take concrete measures to solve the problems of intra-regional transport, [and] freight, as well as people. And the fundamental thinking of the commission is that we have to create greater access. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 27, 2020 You may be interested in…center_img Jul 1, 2020 Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister PM Gonsalves Praises CARICOM Achievements, says Challenges… Jul 3, 2020 ST ANN’S DECLARATION ON CSMEWE, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), meeting at Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago 3-4 December, 2018 on the occasion of the 18th Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM; Recalling the 1989 Declaration of Grand Anse which initiated the process towards…December 4, 2018In “CARICOM”‘I AM CARICOM’ Schools’ Campaign Launched in Barbados (Barbados Government Information Service) Fourth, fifth and sixth form students of the Alleyne School in Barbados now have a better understanding of the history of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and how it has evolved over the years. They were given a perspective at a ceremony to kick off the Barbados leg…February 14, 2020In “Barbados”CARICOM Heads: Addressing trade and economic issues (Commentary)By Elizabeth Morgan CARICOM Heads of Government will be concluding their intersessional meeting in Barbados today. This Meeting is chaired by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who has responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in the quasi-Cabinet. Articles leading up to this meeting, give the impression that Heads…February 19, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

UTI Announces Retirement of Robert Hartman; John White Named as Successor

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  PHOENIX — Universal Technical Institute Chairman Robert Hartman has announced plans to retire from his duties as an executive officer and chairman of the board, effective September 30. Hartman will continue to serve as a member of UTI’s board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The company’s Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Planning Officer, John White, will assume the role of chairman. White was previously the chairman and CEO of Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute for 21 years prior to its merger with UTI in 1998. For more information about UTI, visit: www.uticorp.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

The Timken Company Elects Ward J. ‘Tim’ Timken, Jr. as Chairman

first_imgCANTON,OH — The Timken Company announced its board of directors has named Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr. chairman, effective August 15. The appointment follows the July 29 United States Senate confirmation of W.R. Timken, Jr. as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and his subsequent resignation as chairman and member of the Timken board, effective August 14. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe new chairman, 38, joined The Timken Company in 1992 and was elected to the board in 2002. In April 2005, he was named vice chairman while continuing to serve as president of the company’s Steel Group, guiding that business, which had $1.2 billion in sales in 2004, to record levels of profitability. Upon his resignation, former chairman W.R. Timken, Jr. said, “I leave The Timken Company with a sense of pride and a tinge of sadness after an affiliation of more than 47 years. However, I have great faith in the new leadership and an excellent board of directors. I am confident this company is poised for continued strong growth.” “We are grateful to Ambassador Timken for his visionary leadership as chairman over 31 years,” said Robert W. Mahoney, chairman of the Timken board’s governance committee and retired chairman of Diebold. “Under his leadership, the company has grown six-fold and become a global leader in both the bearing and alloy steel industries. Our recently released six-month earnings report shows the company achieving record sales and profits and with a very strong balance sheet, adding to Ambassador Timken’s great legacy. “The new chairman’s track record at Timken suggests a new legacy of leadership is in the offing,” Mr. Mahoney continued. “Tim Timken provided strong leadership to the Steel Group and has been a valued member of the board for the past three years. He has earned our respect, and we are confident that Tim will carry on the highly successful transformation of the company,” Mahoney said. AdvertisementSince its founding by Henry Timken in 1899, the company has had five chairmen, all Timken family members. After becoming a public company in 1922, the company adopted a practice of engaging professional executives to lead the company. Timken and James W. Griffith, president and CEO, 51, will work together within the office of the chairman. “It is a great honor to be entrusted with leadership as we fulfill a new vision and continue to build momentum in pursuit of strategic global growth,” the new Chairman Timken said. “I look forward to working with our leadership team as an advocate of our core values, to enhance our brand reputation, and to build upon our expertise in friction management and power transmission.” Before leading the Steel Group, Timken served as a corporate vice president in the office of the chairman. He played a key role in the 2003 acquisition of The Torrington Company, which was instrumental in the company’s strategic transformation. The Torrington acquisition is the largest in Timken’s history, increasing the size of the company by 50 percent and providing a broader range of friction-management products and services. He also has extensive experience in international business, including key positions with the company’s operations in Europe and Latin America in the 1990s. In addition to his strategic development and leadership role at this Fortune 500 company, he continues to be responsible for government and community affairs. AdvertisementTimken holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. An active member of civic and business organizations, he serves on several boards, including the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Ohio Steel Council, the Ohio Business Development Council, the Stark Development Board, the Henry & Louise Timken Foundation, the Timken Foundation and the Timken Charitable Trust. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Ira Davis Joins Asian Manufacturer Alliance

first_img In this article: LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Print BOYNTON BEACH, FL — Ira Davis, former president of Beck/Arnley Worldparts, has announced a new partnership with a group of Asian automotive parts manufacturers to assist the market’s larger distributors and importers in achieving lower costs and improved profit margins. The company, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers (AIM, Inc.), has its North American headquarters in Boynton Beach, FL, with offices in China. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 30 years in the import field, Davis’ extensive experience and attention to details will be utilized in his new role at AIM to help mitigate problems encountered when importing products from abroad. Utilizing a staff of skilled engineers, quality control personnel and administrative staff in Asia, AIM closely monitors every step of the process, from production to delivery, in order to insure that products are manufactured consistently and on time to meet customer requirements. Manufacturers joining the Alliance are hand selected based on their world class quality standards, consistency, and ability to respond to customer requirements, identify and correct inherent product function problems and develop new products and programs rapidly. AIM can be contacted at (561) 364-1933 or ira@AimDirect.com. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement Up Next:Delphi Appoints New Global Marketing Director for Aftermarket Unit DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. Don’t Miss:Ex-Dana Exec Paul Bishop Joins Ice Industries as President, COO,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

Magna Announces Management Change

first_imgAURORA, Ontario — Magna International has announced that Siegfried Wolf, Magna’s co-CEO, has resigned as a director and officer effective Nov. 15, in order to pursue an opportunity with Basic Element and its machinery division OJSC Russian Machines, the parent company of Russian automotive OEM, GAZ Group. Magna’s board has accepted Wolf’s resignation and has confirmed that Donald Walker will be Magna’s sole CEO.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Frank Stronach, Magna’s chairman, stated, “On behalf of the board, management and Magna’s employees, I would like to express our appreciation for Sigi’s major contribution to Magna’s success over the years, including in establishing our strong presence in Europe. When Oleg Deripaska recently approached us for permission for Basic Element to make an offer to Sigi, we made it clear that the decision should ultimately rest with Sigi. Magna’s decentralized culture and operating principles ensure that our success is not dependent on any one person. We respect the choice Sigi has made and wish him success in pursuing this new challenge.” Stronach added, “We also recognize the potential benefits that could arise from this opportunity — Magna stands to further strengthen its relationship with Basic Element and continue to grow in the recovering Russian automotive market, while Basic Element gains an experienced manager with extensive full vehicle assembly expertise who can immediately assist its automotive division in pursuing its modernization and growth strategy.” “Sigi has done a great job for Magna, particularly in building a strong European management team and strengthening our relationships with our European-based customers,” added Walker. “Notwithstanding this change, our executive management team, together with the global management teams at our operating groups and the decentralized management of our operating divisions remain committed to continuing to deliver strong operating and financial results with a continued focus on innovation and expanding our geographic footprint.”Advertisement In commenting on his departure and new appointment, Wolf stated, “I have the utmost respect for Magna and the culture and principles that Frank Stronach has instilled. While I look forward to this new challenge with Basic Element, I intend to remain a friend and strong supporter of Magna and have no doubt that it will continue to succeed under the guidance of Don and the rest of the executive management team. I also look forward to potential future opportunities to work together with Magna in connection with Magna’s ongoing expansion strategy in Russia and the important role that I am sure it will play in the development of the Russian automotive industry.”last_img read more

AFT Joins National Campaign To Tax Rich

first_imgFrom the Albuquerque Teachers Federation:ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Teachers Federation released today the following message:We owe billions to students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities.For more than 40 years, Title 1 and IDEA have been underfunded. In just the last decade, they have been underfunded by more than $580 billion. It’s time to pay our debt! It’s time to Fund our Future! It’s time the rich paid their fair share.As part of The American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) campaign to Fund our Future, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) is joining the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS) and the Tax The Rich Bus Tour. The tour is noon Saturday, July 20 in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza.Elected leaders such as U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino and State Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, as well as representatives from OLÉ and Working Families, will join AFT President Dr. Ellen Bernstein in demanding action.Our debt to our students and their schools has a simple solution”. The Keeping Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers (PACT) Act (S. 3699), sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will:Create a 10-year plan to increase annual funding for Title 1 and IDEA Prioritize students by making Title 1 and IDEA funding mandatoryRepay 40 years of federal funding shortages to our most vulnerable studentsIncrease appropriations over the next decadeProvide relief for state and local education budgets that have been bearing the burden of the underfunding.The Tax the Rich Bus Tour will make it clear that the American people want the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations to pay their fair share in taxes.“Everybody says they care about kids, but nobody wants to pay for public education,” President Bernstein said. “By fixing the tax code, we can begin to repay the $55 billion annual shortfall in federal funding that has short changed our students of color, kids in poverty, and kids with disabilities.”It’s time to confront our broken promise to students and pay our debt to our public schools.last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 54

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly afternoon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWSlast_img