Business and Property Value Boom Anticipated from Barbican Road Project

first_img Minister Chuck told residents at a community meeting on Thursday, September 21, that the road improvements are expected to significantly reduce travel time in the area, which has long been plagued by traffic congestion, and generate job opportunities from the anticipated expansion of businesses. This, according to Justice Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who says he has seen a private sector development plan for Barbican which includes a major shopping complex. Story Highlights A business and property value boom in and around Barbican in north east St. Andrew is anticipated from the US$4.4 million road improvement project now underway in the community. A business and property value boom in and around Barbican in north east St. Andrew is anticipated from the US$4.4 million road improvement project now underway in the community.This, according to Justice Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who says he has seen a private sector development plan for Barbican which includes a major shopping complex.He told residents at a community meeting on Thursday, September 21, that the road improvements are expected to significantly reduce travel time in the area, which has long been plagued by traffic congestion, and generate job opportunities from the anticipated expansion of businesses.Additionally, Mr. Chuck said the value of properties in Cherry Gardens, Norbrook and other surrounding areas “will start to go up.”Meanwhile, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr. Hon. Horace Chang, who spoke at the meeting, said preparatory work, including land acquisition, is taking place for other road improvement projects programmed for Kingston and St. Andrew.He emphasized the importance of undertaking sustainable road development that enables seamless traffic flow and overall commuting, and facilitates heightened private sector activities through increased investments and productive capacity in the communities where they operate.The four-month Barbican Road improvement project, which got underway in August, is being implemented under the Administration’s Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIPD) with funding support from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. It entails significant upgrading of 1.1 kilometres of the 3.75-kilometre roadway.This will involve major improvements along the stretch between the intersections at Jacks Hill Road and the roadway leading to Russell Heights as well as East Kings Road to the Barbican Centre, which will be widened to a four-lane carriageway.Other features will include: conversion of the one-way sections of Barbican Road and the south-bound part of East Kings Road, by the Barbican Centre, to two-way traffic; the installation of traffic signals at the Birdsucker Lane, East Kings Road and Jacks Hill Road intersections; widening of the Bustamante Bridge (box culvert) at the intersection with Jacks Hill Road to accommodate four-lane traffic; construction of 1.5-metre wide sidewalks and medians; the installation of drainage pipe/culverts and LED lights; and new signs, road markings and pavement markers.These engagements comprise the project’s second phase, following the completion of land acquisition and boundary wall construction activities.The project is being spearheaded by Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation through the National Works Agency, and will be executed by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.Complementing this will be a $131 million water and sewage infrastructure installation project which will be implemented simultaneously by the National Water Commission, and executed by Surrey Paving and Aggregates Limited.last_img read more

NBA Finals LeBron James Heat Halfway To Championship

The Miami Heat have been here before. . . just last year. They had two victories in the NBA Finals, but the Dallas Mavericks ran off four straight wins to send LeBron James and Co. into a long, disappointing summer.After leading the Heat to a 91-85 Game 3 victory in Miami Sunday for a 2-1 series lead over Oklahoma City, James said it is different this year.”It’s all about chemistry,” James said. ”Last year I didn’t make enough game-changing plays in the Finals. I’m just trying to make game-changing plays.”James had 29 points and 14 rebounds and Dwyane Wade 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Heat, who host Game 4 Tuesday. It is a must-win game for the Thunder, whose late-game execution Sunday was awful. Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but he had to be benched late in the third quarter, when OKC had built a 10-point lead.With Durant sitting, Miami mounted a run, retook the lead and used strong defense to thwart a Thunder comeback. Still, it took two late turnovers and a missed Russell Westbrook open three-pointer that would have tied the game.James’ poor performance was part of the problem in last year’s NBA Finals, but he seems on top of his game this time. His 3-pointer sent the Heat to the fourth quarter with the lead, and he scored five straight Miami points when the Heat were building just enough cushion to hold off another late flurry by the Thunder.“We carry that pain with us (from last year),” the Heat’s Chris Bosh said. “We think about it every day and that really helps us to succeed in this series.”“I just feel like we’re a more experienced team,” Wade said. “I’m not saying we want it more. But we understand the situation better.” read more

Alabama man stable lost right kidney in TCI shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, June 26th 2017 – Providenciales – The good news is that Kevin Newman, an Alabama man who survived being shot in his abdomen early on Friday during an armed robbery along grace bay is stable.  The bad news is that he lost his right kidney in the shooting where he was shot once, and is in a medically induced coma.  Newman, according to family comments published in the NY Post was out looking for his son around 1:45am on Friday when he was approached by armed bandits looking to rob him. Police are now hunting down four men and have issued wanted posters, in connection to the case which has fuelled strings of angry commentary on social media and which has attracted the attention of popular news networks which are reporting on the crime.  Newman was here on holiday, with his family.  That family, led by wife, Tiffany Newman raised money on a Go Fund Me account and had Newman medically evacuated to Broward Health Medical Center in Florida by late Friday.  The Ministry of Tourism reported that they were willing to pay for the airlift, but the fast acting family had already raised the reported $15,000.  A Tourist Board staffer stayed by the side of the family throughout the ordeal, ensuring the entire family was flown back to the US as soon as possible to be with Mr. Newman.  Tiffany Newman told ABC News, ““It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein. He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusion… The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. “Up to news production time, no one was reported arrested for the crime.The Ministry of Tourism said, “We are shocked and saddened regarding the incident that occurred on one of our islands, in the early morning of June 23, involving a visitor to the destination. He and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers while doctors continue to monitor his recovery.A criminal act, whether against a resident or visitor, is never something taken lightly and there is a heightened and concentrated effort to identify the individual(s) responsible. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a popular and peaceful destination known for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere and this type of occurrence sends a ripple through the entire community. The safety, of all those on the islands, are always our top priority and remains as such.  The Ministry of Tourism is in complete cooperation with our acting police commissioner who has increased visible security.  We ask that everyone cooperate with authorities as needed.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Back to roots

first_imgSitting against a large work-in-progress canvas in his East Delhi studio, he jovially says, ‘ I started out as a young and angry man almost 50 years ago but now I am a happy artist.’  That contentment is writ large on the 78-year-old world renowned painter-sculptor’s work. A. Ramachandran started out with portraying urban angst through his paintings before he shifted his glance towards the intricate Kerala mural arts and simple and joyous Rajasthani tribe- Bhils. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Millennium Post speaks to the Padam Bhushan-winning artist ahead of his first ever mini-retrospective in his native state, Kerala. The grand spectacle that starts from 11 August in Kochi will showcase 100 of his celebrated works.You have been bestowed with great honours such as the Padma Bhushan for your artistic excellence. As an artist what was the most fulfilling moment for you over the last 50 years?I am happy when I paint. No other honour can be equated to this feeling; the happiness I get is a spiritual experience in itself. When I put a blank canvas in front of me, I am struck with a terrifying state of mind; my first stroke creates ripples on the surface that make me rhythmically carry forward the painting. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou studied Malayalam literature before being initiated into art. How did this interest develop. As a serious medium of expression I understood art only when I went to study at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. There I saw the great masters at work and realized it’s a life search. Rabindranath Tagore once told my teacher, Ramkinkar Baij that whatever you see in life, catch it by the throat and don’t leave it till you get it. Once you get it, never look back. I carry forward these teachings as I capture the throbbing elements of life in my work and block them out of my vision once the work is complete.Your work seems to carry a continuity with an element, a creature peeking out from a corner. Who is it?That creature represents me. It is what I call Ramdev- a form that Bhils in Rajasthan worship. When I am gone and people look at my work, if they say something bad, you will see tears running down my face. When they say something good, you may trace a smile.last_img read more

Pet fed comes back with 4th edition

first_imgPet Fed, a two-day festival, is back with its 4th edition in the Capital with some Bollywood celebrities supporting and taking part in the event.Powered by Dogsee, the pet festival is coming back with its 2017 edition in Delhi on December 2-3 at NSIC Grounds in Okhla and will have its debut edition in Mumbai on December 17-18 at MMRDA Grounds, BKC, said a statement. Anticipating more than 25,000 pet parents and 4000 pets, this year’s pet extravaganza will witness engagements into fashion shows, talent shows, workshops, police dog shows, dog art gallery and even a world record attempt. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAnd if your pets have some cool tricks in their repertoire, enroll them for the Pet’s Got Talent, happening for the first time in India and show off how well they can jump through a loop, play dead on command or any other such fascinating trick.After creating waves in Delhi, Pet Fed is set to give every pet parent and animal lover a chance to spend two days with these loving creatures who love us unconditionally and to reciprocate the love they deserve in Mumbai as well. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePet Fed is India’s biggest pet festival curated to celebrate the love people have for animals. The entire concept of Pet Fed was started by the young entrepreneur Akshay on the belief that there’s an event for every passion of human being, be it music, art, fashion or comedy, but nothing for people who like animals. Pet Fed was curated to fill this very gap in the market.When: December 2 – 3Where: NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi Timing: 11 am – 9 pmlast_img read more

Aadi Mahotsav Upliftment of tribals

first_imgAadi Mahotsav, a fortnight-long national tribal festival promoting tribal culture, cuisines and commerce, is being held at Dilli Haat. Organised under the supervision of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), the festival features exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through 204 stalls.The event, which was inaugurated on November 16 by M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, in the presence of Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Government of India, will last till November 30. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith participation of over 750 tribal artisans and artists from over 25 States are, the mega event has a lot to look forward to. A special feature of the festival is Aadi Vyanjan i.e., tribal India cuisine. The delectable food items are recreated and presented by tribal chefs, to suit the urban tastes. Offering local flavours of Assam, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand etc., festival gives you an opportunity to treat your taste buds with specialties like Chilka, Jowar papad, Pokkada, Khari Boti, Maka ki roti, and Urad daal vada. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis is not all, as an attractive stage has been raised at the venue to showcase tribal music and dance performances every evening, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Artists from different parts of the country shall perform their traditional art forms to enthrall the audience. Moreover, four rock bands from North East would be giving enrapturing performances throughout the festival. The 15-day Mahotsav is expected to have a footfall of over one lakh delhiites as it promises to be a feast of shopping, exotic dining, and fine music. What’s interesting is that, for the first time, this Mahotsav displays rich digital commerce and e-commerce being promoted by Tribes India. In line with the national aspiration, to go cashless, the tribal artisans are accepting payment through major credit/debit cards for which Point of Sale (POS) machines have been installed in each stall. A special training program has also been conducted by State Bank of India for smooth operations of the digital transaction method. The main mandate of TRIFIED is capability enhancement of the tribals, promotion of tribal products and creation of marketing opportunities with a view to ensure them fair prices for their products and augmenting their income on a sustainable basis. Not only it is engaged in the retail operations for marketing of unique and ethnic tribal products but equally focuses on training for skill up-gradation and capacity building of tribal artisans. By signing of MOUs with online shopping portals like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, PayTM and GEM, TRIBES India has given a major push to the marketing of tribal products. Speaking of the same, Pravir Krishna, Managing Director – TRIFED said, “Being master craftsmen, tribals have the skills and talent to produce some of the finest handicrafts in the world, but what they lack are marketing skills. Therefore, TRIFED is taking an initiative to provide marketing support to the tribal people. This would help them to promote their craftsmanship thereby giving them a platform for commerce.” Since working with tribals was quite a difficult task for the government, TRIFED has trained about 60,000 tribals in the last one year. ”E-commerce platforms never work on charity. They seek profits. Therefore, we have a very strong quality control while we train a panel of 2,500 suppliers all over the country,” Pravir Krishna further adds.In order to appeal the customers so as to make a captive customer base, and to promote Tribes India as a brand, TRIFED is offering special discount schemes and offer packages on most of the products being sold through Tribes India outlets.last_img read more