CSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Pen

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) has welcomed the community of Gordon Pen, St. Catherine, to its family with the use of the PeaceMobile and Information Village, at an event held today (January 17), at the Eltham Park Primary School and Gordon Pen Football Field in Spanish Town.“The PeaceMobile marks entry into new communities and forms part of the CSJP’s comprehensive public education programme, as it easily galvanizes rapid community support and builds awareness,” said Communications Officer at the CSJP, Leroy Porteous.The CSJP’s expansion into new communities, he said, is being facilitated through a recent injection of 7.25 million Pounds Sterling grant from Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), and as a result, more than 7,000 young people across the island are set to benefit from the expansion of services under the CSJP. RelatedCSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Pen The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) has welcomed the community of Gordon Pen, St. Catherine, to its family with the use of the PeaceMobile and Information Village, at an event held today (January 17), at the Eltham Park Primary School and Gordon Pen Football Field in Spanish Town.“The PeaceMobile marks entry into new communities and forms part of the CSJP’s comprehensive public education programme, as it easily galvanizes rapid community support and builds awareness,” said Communications Officer at the CSJP, Leroy Porteous.The CSJP’s expansion into new communities, he said, is being facilitated through a recent injection of 7.25 million Pounds Sterling grant from Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), and as a result, more than 7,000 young people across the island are set to benefit from the expansion of services under the CSJP.In addition, several government and private sector agencies have partnered with the CSJP, in an effort to bring their services into the communities where residents can easily gain access.Residents of the Gordon Pen community, Mr. Porteous added, have benefitted immensely from the services of these stakeholders, including the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Tax Administration of Jamaica, National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Restorative Justice, Dispute Resolution Foundation, Community Security and Safety Branch, National Housing Trust and the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning.“As a result of the PeaceMobile and Information Village, residents of the community were able to submit applications for birth certificates, tax registration numbers (TRN), and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) cards,” Mr. Porteous said.He added that the first 100 applications submitted to the RGD would be processed at no cost to the residents.Mr. Porteous also highlighted that the CSJP will be continuing its quest to implement its social intervention programmes in three additional communities by the end of the fiscal year, namely, Central Village and Greendale in St. Catherine, as well as White Hall/Red Hills Road in St. Andrew.The Communications Officer noted that Gordon Pen is the 47th community that it operates in thus far, and that entry into the other communities will bring the total number to 50.The CSJP is a multi-faceted crime and violence prevention initiative focusing on building community safety and security, and reducing poverty. CSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Pen JusticeJanuary 18, 2013Written by: Toni-Ann Rankinecenter_img RelatedCSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Pen Advertisements RelatedCSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Penlast_img read more

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New Transportation Director For SH Schools

first_imgThe Southampton school district elevated one of its own, Samantha Saw, to director of transportation. She officially started her new role August. 7.“Ms. Saw is truly deserving of this position,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Dyno. “She has shown her dedication to the district and its students as she has risen through the ranks of our transportation department.”Saw began working with the district in 2004 as a school bus driver. She served in that capacity until 2015, when she was promoted to dispatcher. In that role, she worked alongside the district’s 40 drivers, oversaw routes and the district’s fleet fueling and mechanics’ work orders, assigned bus routes, and managed field trip coverage.Before joining Southampton, she had also worked in patient financial services at Southampton Hospital and served as a financial assistant for Prudential-Bache Securities. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Long Island University’s former Southampton campus.“I am thrilled to have accepted this new position,” Saw said. “I plan to continue to keep the department working as efficiently as possible and to always look to recognize the good work of our dynamic staff.”Southampton High School has a new aquarist on staff as part of its marine sciences program. Rachael Patane, of Holbrook, comes with a wealth of experience that she will use to oversee the school’s 2600-square-foot lab featuring a greenhouse, algae culture room, and 30 species of fish.“I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to work in Southampton and share my passion and experience in the marine environment with the students,” said Patane. “I hope to achieve many ‘firsts’ in aquaculture with the students and bring a new focus on cephalopods to thecurriculum.”Prior to taking the position with Southampton, Patane was a shellfish field technician with Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County. In that role, she conducted field work focusing on shellfish husbandry. Her career also included work as the primary aquarist for the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, where she was in charge of the facility’s largest exhibits, including the shark tanks.For more information on Pantane and her vision for the future of the marine sciences program read “Southampton School District Hires Aquarist.”BridgehamptonBridgehampton High School junior Nick Saunders took his passion for the nation’s Armed Forces to another level, when he far surpassed a fundraising goal of $125 for his participation in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride — a 25-mile bike ride that began at Amagansett Farm and threaded through the scenic roads of the East End — donating just under $2400 to the cause.Bridgehampton sixth-grader William Barletta started the school year on a compassionate note when he saw a fellow student sitting alone at lunchtime, and decided to sit with him. “It is always these small heart-warming stories that inspire our students to help make a positive difference in our school culture,” Principal Michael Miller said. “We commend William for his simple yet generous actions.”TuckahoeOn Friday September 6, Tuckahoe’s sixth to eighth-grade students were invited to Southampton High School to view several short films presented by Mountainfilm, a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, political, and social justice issues. The presentation was geared toward middle school students and aims to inspire audiences to action.Hampton BaysIn recognition of their exceptional achievement on national Advanced Placement exams, 13 Hampton Bays High School seniors have earned Advanced Placement scholar awards. Six of those students — Melissa Barreto, Jacob Helfand, Julia Heming, Marissa Kennedy, Sarah Oh, and Diana Ramirez — were named AP Scholars. Gabrielle Caine, Lily Candelaria, Dylan Fotopoulos, Ian Hubbard, Skye McMorris, and Riley Stotzky earned AP Scholar with Honor, and Alexander Rojas was recognized as an AP Scholar with [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Enjoy Traeger Grill samples Saturday at Smith Hardware

first_imgEverybody loves free samples, and Smith Hardware has them on Saturday.    Sherman, Deborah and the folks at Smith Hardware in downtown La Follette invite you to stop by Saturday as Marc Terry visits for Traeger Grill demonstrations.  Sample time is 11 am until 2 pm at Smith’s as Marc features Coffee Rub, Blackened Saskatchewan Rub, Apricot sauce and Sweet and Heat sauce.  See ya there.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/02/2018-5PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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RAM Clutches contingencies renewed for IMCA Stocks, Hobbies, SportMods

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. – RAM Clutches continues a popular contingency award program benefitting drivers in four IMCA divisions this season.The Columbia, S.C., manufacturer gives $50 product certificates to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA Southern SportMod competitors.“We have just completed our fifth year as a sponsor of IMCA and we could not be happier with the response we have received,” said RAM’s Mike Norcia. “We are pleased and proud to support these racers and such a wonderful organization!”Top five eligible drivers in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for Stock Cars, Big Daddy Race Cars Northern and Southern regions for Hobby Stocks, and in both national North­ern and Southern SportMod standings earn RAM awards.Drivers in all four divisions must display two RAM decals on their race car, compete with a RAM manual transmission and return a com­pleted sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible for those contingencies.All certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office.Other products with IMCA applications manufactured by RAM include flywheels, hydraulic bear­ings and repair parts.More information about those products is available at the www.ramclutches.com website, by call­ing 803 788-6034 and on Facebook.“The return on this program has been noted by our partners at RAM Clutches and has enabled us to renew for a sixth season in 2018,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They make a great product and our racers appreciate the ongoing support.”last_img read more

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