Sandals inspires changes in Labour laws Minister presents amendments

first_img Sandals Royal Bahamian Serves Up Thanks to Firefighters Recommended for you Related Items:#Bahamaslabourlegislation, #magneticmedianews, #Sandalsinpireschangeinlabourlaws, #SandalsRoyalBahamian, #ShaneGibson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Sandals Resort in The Bahamas was one of the employers which seemed to have inspired recent changes proposed in the House of Assembly to labour legislation.   The media reports on the presentation by Labour Minister, Shane Gibson outline that trade unions get a hand up and engagement before redundancies is more explicit, even mandatory.Minister Gibson recapped some events involving major resorts, Sandals Royal Bahamian was referenced as it last year laid off 600 staff with only days notice to the Ministry of Labour.  Minister Gibson said this is not acceptable and the amendments will require more notice for staff and government.   Unions had accused Sandals of union busting.    Sandals claimed it needed to renovate and reportedly rehired many of the same staffers.There was focus on the removal of ceilings on when severance pay entitlement starts in the Employment Amendment Bill 2017.   The second proposal, outlines changes to the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill 2017 which now makes employers get to the bargaining table faster and demands more accountability by unions.The unions will now have to create reports, have to have greater employee representation in their organizations and those reports once handed over to Ministry of Labour, will be tabled in the House of Assembly.#MagneticMediaNews#Sandalsinpireschangeinlabourlaws#ShaneGibson#SandalsRoyalBahamian#Bahamaslabourlegislationlast_img read more

Bahamas Police arrest more men for drug possession

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Police have arrested two men in possession of drugs and firearms. According to reports, shortly before 1pm on yesterday, officers arrested two male suspected in the Weddell Avenue area, after they were found in possession of one pistol with three .9mm rounds of ammunition, another black Smith and Wesson pistol with eight .40 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, a magazine containing addition rounds of ammunition, a quantity of marijuana and cash. The men were taken custody and will be arraigned this week. Over 178 firearms have now been taken off the street for the year.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

San Diego Restaurant Week preview

first_img KUSI Newsroom January 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 12:36 PMcenter_img San Diego Restaurant Week preview Posted: January 21, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 20th through Sunday, January 27th.The 8 days event will have more than 180 participating restaurants all throughout San Diego County will be offering prix-fixe menu options.Dinner will be served as a three-course, prix-fixe menu for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.Lunch will be served as a two-course prix-fixe menu for only $10, $15 or $20 per person.Tickets are not required, but reservations are recommended.To view participating restaurants, browse menus, and make reservations visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com last_img read more

Honouring those who inspire

first_imgMotivating great minds who work for a cause, is the need of the hour for a developing country like India and what better can be than felicitating them with awards. ‘Utthan Samiti– A ray of Hope’ has initiated and started ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award’, which is dedicated to former President late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, to motivate other people working for the welfare and development of society. This event will be attended by Cabinet Ministers, celebrities, and industrialists. 23 awardees have been selected including eminent social workers, poet, artist, writer, sportspersons, electronic and print media and 1500 visitors from all over India. The ceremony will be held on January 17 at Mavalankar Hall, Constitution Club of India from 4pm onwards.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This award, which is announced under the ‘Clean, Green, Healthy and Educated India’ campaign, will be given to those who are excelling in their category as well as in social works. This award would motivate them as well as other people also to come forward for the welfare of the society. The committee has decided to give this award to people from all fields of life be Journalism, Social Service, Law, Medicine and Health, Literature, Education, (art and culture) artist, Public Service Officers, Industrialist, young entrepreneur, any organisation, NGO / company (govt/pvt), Life Time Achievement, etc. Life Time Achievement Award will be given to Dr Bindeshwar Pathak (Padma Bhushan)- Founder, Sulabh International. The list of awardees also include Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Padma Vibhushan)- Sarod Maestro,  Guru Shovana Narayan (Padma Shree)- Kathak Guru ,Prakash Singh (Padma Shree)- Ex-DG- BSF, Ex- DGP- U.P. & Assam, Ram Sutar (Padma Shree)-  Sculpture Artist, Gulzar Dehalvi (Padma Shree)-  Shayar and Freedom Fighter, Nagendra Pratap Singh- IAS, DM- Gautam Budh Nagar, Malini Awasthi- (Yash Bharti Awardee),  Folk Singer, Dr Uma Tuli (Padma Bhushan)- Amar Jyoti School for Handicapped Children, Sangram Singh- (Winner of WWP Heavyweight Championship), Wrestler-Sports, Bhartiya Jnanapith Trust – Sahu Akhilesh Jain– Managing Trustee, Sonal Kalra– Editor, HT City, Sudip (Piloo) Bhattacharya- Music Director- West Bengal, Dinesh Goel- Industrialist, Sunil Sethi- Chairman, FDCI, Himmat Singh- Fashion Designer. Utthan Samiti (A Ray of Hope) is a social organisation and a non-profit society which was founded by the objective to ensure a clean, green and healthy India.last_img read more

Bus services to be introduced from Dhaka to Siliguri on May 26

first_imgDarjeeling: A bus service from Dhaka to Siliguri via Banglabandha and Fulbari is all set to commence from May 26.The bus will be flagged off on that day from Kamlapur, Dhaka. The luxury bus service will take around 14 hours. The residents of Panchagarh district, Bangladesh will accord a warm welcome to the travellers on the maiden voyage at Banglabandha (the Bangladesh border town on the Indo Bangla border.) Preparations are on at Fulbari, on the Indian side. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTest runs had been conducted last year between Dhaka, Siliguri and Nepal. The bus service is seen to boost tourism. Banglabandha-Fulbari is the third largest dry port and transit point on the Indo-Bangla border. Since long there has been a demand from a bus service between Dhaka and Siliguri. After the inking of the Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement, on 23 April 2018 test runs of two buses had taken place between Dhaka, Siliguri and Kathmandu. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe buses will ply through Asian 2 Highway. The highway connects the three countries. As of now the service will be between Dhaka and Siliguri. There are plans to extend services to the Nepal capital Kathmandu later on. The luxury buses will have seats for 28 passengers. The fare has been fixed at 2,000 Bangladesh Taka (around Rs 1500) Shyamoli Travels will operate two buses as of now. One from Dhaka and one from Siliguri everyday. As Shyamoli is a private enterprise, initially the services will be by transshipment. A bus will ferry passengers from Siliguri to Fulbari, a distance of around 6km. The passengers after completing travel and immigration formalities (passport-visa checks) will be provided another bus from Banglabandha on the Bangladesh side to take them to Dhaka. The same system will be followed from Dhaka. The bus from Dhaka will drop passengers at Banglabandha. The passengers will be provided another bus from Fulbari to Siliguri.last_img read more