Minister urges TCI public to get ready for Hurricane Season

Minister urges TCI public to get ready for Hurricane Season

first_img Related Items:Chikungunya, dengue fever, george lightbourne, hurricane season, National Hurricane Center Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 May 2015 – Three days to the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season on June 1st and Minister responsible, George Lightbourne said preparation is a must. “Preparation should incorporate strategic planning for the safety of the elderly, infants, disabled and also your pets. Please ensure that you have all necessary resources available, including but not limited to food, water and medication, shutters and so forth. Remove all debris, and ensure that your property is free from any potential flying objects. Secure important documents and keep important numbers readily available. I once again appeal to you to prepare, because preparing is not an option, it is a must and it is the only thing we can do to reduce the impact of a disaster.”A national address from his desk, using technology to remind the nation that the Disaster Management arm would prefer it if we got ready as readiness reduces risk. The National Hurricane Center has forecast a below normal season with six to 11 named storms predicted. Maybe three to six will become hurricane force and two could evolve to major hurricanes. Already the Atlantic Basin has recorded – pre-season – Tropical Storm Ana; currently the East-Pacific Basin is experiencing Tropical Storm Andres. Despite this forecast, residents do well to remember that it only takes one storm to wreak havoc; last year Tropical Storm Cristobal and his rains in late August shut the country down for two days, caused severe flooding, cut off communities in North and Middle Caicos, waterlogged homes, exposed a series of massive sink holes and led to a fierce spike in Dengue Fever and Chikungunya cases. Cabinet releases funds for Zika prevention; little less than previous announcement Royal Navy ship TCI arrival postponed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tropical Storm Don headed for the Caribbeanlast_img read more

World Day Against Child Labour Acknowledged in The Bahamas

World Day Against Child Labour Acknowledged in The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14, 2017 – Nassau – June 12 was celebrated as World Day Against Child Labour under the theme of “ In Conflicts and Disasters, Protect Children from Child Labour”. This year’s theme focuses on the negative impact of natural disasters and violent conflict on families and children.In The Bahamas, The Ministry of Labour is committed to eradicate all forms of Child Labour including the Worse Forms of Child Labour in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the region. The Government has supported the International Labour Organization’s Regional Initiative “Latin American and The Caribbean Free of Child Labour” which was created in 2014 as an innovative instrument for intergovernmental cooperation with participation of employers and employees. The goal of this international coalition of 27 countries is to reduce the current situation of Child Labour in the Latin America and The Caribbean by 2025.Fortunately, in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas we do not experience war, however we are impacted by natural disasters in the form of hurricanes. The Government has no information on children in The Bahamas being subjected to child labour as a result of natural disasters as national reconstruction exercises are handled by the State.Social Programmes implemented by The Bahamas Department of Social Services, including a national school lunch programme and other successful measures for ensuring the well-being of children exist throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.The Ministry of Labour continues to work closely with the National Tripartite Council which completed a Rapid Assessment on Child Labour designed by the ILO and also recommended the development of a National Child Labour Policy to establish a holistic strategy for monitoring, reporting and prevention tactics. The Ministry also looks forward to continued partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Services and Ministry of National Security as we unite to combat Child Labour in every form.The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has declared that it stands with the rest of our international neighbors to recognize June 12 as World Day Against Child Labour. We raise our voice to declare “ In Conflicts and Disasters, Protect Children from Child Labour.”#magneticmedianews#worlddayagainstchildlabourlast_img read more

Relish your usual tea with a twist at MISTER CHAI

Relish your usual tea with a twist at MISTER CHAI

first_imgTo tea lovers the fragrance adds a finishing touch to the drink they cherish so much. However, the world has too many varieties of tea that can be tasted. Travelling the world may not be everyone’s cup of tea hence, Shangri- La- Eros Hotel has come up with Mister Chai-a new Tea restaurant. It is a first of its kind tea restaurant which serves exquisite variety of tea and coffee. It a unique concept that has been curated to give patrons a local ‘tea shop feel’ focusing on regional Indian street food and beverages with a strong focus on tea. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Conceptualised by the renowned Dubai based interior design company. Stickman Designs, Mister Chai is an intimate and relaxed space, with a seating capacity of up to 50 guests, enclosed by a beautifully detailed brass balustrade, with each bookend creating a unique design detail. This quaint and exquisite element ensures that guests enjoy privacy from the main lobby. Unlike a conventional tea lounge, Mister Chai is a dining destination in its own right. Popular Indian street food has been re-invented and presented in exceptional style.  Experienced and talented chefs under the guidance of executive hef Neeraj Tyagi, have collaborated to design a menu that is as creative as it is well thought out.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Chai Ki Tapri, which consists of the traditional Cutting Chai, Meri Apni Cutting and Kadak Masala Chai provide the quintessential Indian Chai experience. The beverage menu further offers a variety of Black Teas, Green Teas, Oolong Teas and Herbal Teas, Regional Teas, as well as Chai Thandi a variety of Iced Cold Teas.  The menu also contains a section called the Mister Chai’s Microbrewery, which offers a selection of freshly brewed lavazza coffee. The Single Origin Coffee selection is inspired from specific coffee native regions such as Blue Mountain (Jamaican, Full Bodied and powerful), Rain Forest (Costa Rican, Aromatic and Refined) and more. Mister Chai also offers non-tea specialties from the streets of India under the Indian Chaska selection such as Masala Cola, Nimbu Lemon, Orange Ginger Punch, among other similar exciting beverage options. The collection of mouth-watering snacks that have been created is a kaleidoscope of regional dishes with a modern twist. The ‘Namkeen ka Dabba ‘, which is also considered to be the famous Indian savoury teatime snack, comprises of Ajwani Matthi, Curry Patta Peanuts, Cheese Fan giving your palate the perfect flavourful punch. The Wow Pao is a modern take on the native Maharashtran snack consisting of aperitifs such as the Goan Chorizo Pao, Shikampuri Pao or even the classic Vada Pao. Continuing with the Maharashtran inspired relishes, the menu also contains a ‘Taste of Mumbai’ section comprising of classics such as Colaba Fish Fry Sandwich, Bun Maska and much more which encapsulate the authentic flavours of Maharashtra. The Chaat Pe Charcha selection comprises of Corn Bhel, Kale Pakora Chaat, and Shakarkandi Chaat encapsulating flavours in sync with the most popular street food in the Capital.last_img read more

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

first_imgKolkata: Revellers in the city may be looking at an acute shortage of Ola and Uber cabs in the next two days, as over 5,000 vehicles are slated to be taken off the road. In a statement on Monday, the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild claimed that their delegation had visited the office of Uber in Salt Lake, to address multiple issues. The cab drivers are not getting the same rate of fare as regular AC cabs and are also getting their driver IDs blocked over small issues. When they tried to put their agenda forth, they were allegedly heckled out of Uber’s office, which offended the drivers. As a result, they decided to boycott duty until Wednesday. However, Madan Mitra, president of the guild, has urged them to consider the problems people would face in the festive rush.last_img read more