12 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet LocalNews Dominican workers told to stand against suggestions to make Sunday an ordinary working day. by: – May 6, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Secretary Treasurer of the Water Front & Allied Workers Union Kertiste Augustus, says a proposal to make sunday an ordinary working day must be rejected because the idea is not in keeping with the Holiday Pay Act of Dominica.“I refer to the intent by a certain sector to propose a change in the schedule of the Holiday Pay Act #1901, to make Sunday an ordinary day. The workers of Dominica, and like- minded institutions must stand in opposition to this proposal. I want to make it fundamentally clear, that I sure oppose this intent, by whomsoever advocates it. Our law provides for one day of rest per week preferably the sunday.”Mr.Kertiste Augustus made these remarks during his speech at the Labour Day Rally held May 1st 2011.Dominica Vibes News
KINGSTON: Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a meeting will be convened with members of the organising committee – headed by Jason McKay (at the earliest possible date) – with a view to seeing how best the Government of Jamaica can assist in successfully hosting the 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championships (ISKA). “I am very delighted and excited by the fact that we have won the rights to host the 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championships,” said Grange. “It is an indication that the world of karate and kickboxing believes that our people have the ability and capacity to execute at a very high level.” Since the announcement, Grange has alerted technocrats within the ministry to the endless possibilities of hosting the championships, all in an effort to ensure that the sport and the country is positioned to maximise on the gains to be derived. “This is a massive boost to Brand Jamaica and is a challenge all of us must embrace. It is another opportunity to promote and raise awareness about our rich cultural heritage and generate revenue to the economy,” she said. “Coupled with our world-class hospitality industry, I am confident that many of our guests who will attend this event in 2018 will happily return to our shores thereafter.” Jamaica was announced as the chosen destination for the 2018 edition of the championships during the just-concluded ISKA World Championships in Germany, which was held from May 18-22. “Special commendations to the martial arts community and all other stakeholders for the role they have played so far, but rest assured that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is committed to ensuring that the 2018 ISKA World Championships will be a huge success in all areas,” she added. The sports minister also commended the entire combined martial arts team that went to the World Championships in Germany.