Electronic Platform Being Developed to Facilitate Investments

first_img Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions. The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors.The platforms are the National Business Portal (NBP) and the National Trade Portal.This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions.“Ultimately, the NBP will seek to better streamline business approvals and will represent one key output of the National Investment Policy,” he said.The National Trade Portal, meanwhile, is aimed at fast-tracking information sharing, facilitating online application submissions; and enabling back-office interface among the Government’s Border Regulatory Agencies.The trade portal was approved by Cabinet in the 2017/18 fiscal year under the overarching Trade Facilitation Initiative.Mr. Shaw said both projects are funded through the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project of the World Bank.“As a country, we have sought to build a strong and robust landscape in which business can thrive, recognising that comprehensive and supportive business facilitation frameworks are essential for investments and business development,” the Minister explained. Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).last_img read more

Containerships Viasea Join Forces on New Route

first_imgzoom Shortsea vessel operators Containerships and Viasea Shipping have partnered up on a new route to Norway.As explained, the partnership will enable the two shipping companies to offer “highly competitive” shortea solution between Norway, Poland and the Baltic countries.The service will be a fixed weekly schedule with end of the week sailings from Klaipeda and Gdynia and the arrival in Oslo on Monday morning. The first departure from Klaipeda will take place on April 5, 2018.“Containerships has invested to a strong growth path with new LNG-vessels and trucks. The other focus has been to open new services in its main market area in the Baltics. Opening a new service in Norway with a strong player like Viasea enables us to offer competitive solution to our customers right from the beginning,” Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO of Containerships, commented.“Although our companies are different in terms of size and age, we are quite similar in which services we offer. Both companies focus exclusively on the shortsea market… By combining our strengths and existing networks, we can offer a new alternative for our customers, as well as open up for new opportunities,” Morten Pettersen, Managing Director of Viasea, said.Containerships and Viasea are operating within each company’s segments and areas. Containerships is operating in the Baltic Sea, whilst Viasea is mainly connecting UK and continental Europe to Norway. Ambition to develop their services in new regions is said to be the main reason for this cooperation.last_img read more

Certain Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

first_imgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain Pacific oysters due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.The oysters were processed by Union Bay Seafood Ltd. and Intercity Packers Ltd. with a harvest date of July 14, 2019.They were sold in five dozen packages in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.Consumers who purchased the oysters should either return them or throw them out.No reports of illness have been linked to the product, however, in severe situations Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning can cause difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and even death.last_img read more

Canadas Nathan Fillion joins the cast of A Series Of Unfortunate Events

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Today, we’re hearing that the mighty Nathan Fillion is joining the show for season 2. Exactly who the Firefly and Castle star will be playing remains a mystery at this stage.Also joining Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Bernadette Peters, Joan Cusack, K. Todd Freeman and Patrick Warburton in the cast are Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart.BY ROB LEANE AND KATI BURT Advertisement Facebook It’s official: Netflix has renewed A Series Of Unfortunate Events for its second (and third!) season. The season 2 announcement was made via a YouTube video, which pointed fans to a little viral website entitled VastlyFrighteningDecision.com.On that site, the narrator Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warbuton in the show) wrote this:“Even as we speak, set builders, costume designers and trauma specialists are snapping into action, the better to bring you even more upsetting episodes, all because of your reputed enthusiasm for this grim example of so-called family programming. I hope you’re happy. Because you won’t be, ever again.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more