Alpha Boys’ School To Benefit From Sale Of Posters

first_img The IRPC 2013 exhibition, which will run for one week at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C., was officially opened to the public on November 14. The Alpha Boys’ School music department will benefit from the sale of posters that were entered in the second International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). The International Reggae Poster Contest was established as a global platform to shine a powerful beam on the positive impact of reggae music and to present a bold vision. Story Highlights The Alpha Boys’ School music department will benefit from the sale of posters that were entered in the second International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC).The IRPC 2013  exhibition, which will run for one week at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C., was officially opened to the public on  November 14.Founder of the IRPC, Mr. Michael Thompson said that Alpha Boys’ School is a Jamaican success story which has contributed significantly to Jamaica’s musical legacy.“This academy for underprivileged youth, located in the heart of Kingston and founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy Order, has produced some of the most notable legends in the history of Jamaican music.  Some of these legends include Don Drummond of the Skatalites, top Rocksteady singer, Desmond Dekker and Yellowman, one of dancehall’s first superstars,” he said.Mr. Thompson noted that this year’s competition received 1,100 submissions from 78 countries worldwide.  He said this  has  exceeded expectations and shows that Reggae music has touched the hearts and minds of music lovers the world over.  Poster winners were selected from among 363 finalists.The International Reggae Poster Contest was established as a global platform to shine a powerful beam on the positive impact of reggae music and to present a bold vision.Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, in declaring the exhibition open, lauded the founders of the IRPC.  The competition, he said, gives participants from around the world the opportunity to infuse art with Reggae music.He said the exhibition now on display at the embassy brings to the forefront how far Reggae music has gone around the world and highlights the reason why  “we are proud of our culture.”The Ambassador also commended the IRPC for dedicating proceeds from the exhibition to the Alpha Boys’ School music department, which he said, will go far to help nurture and produce more outstanding musicians.last_img read more

Inaugural Natural Gas Conference Oct. 4-6

first_imgStory Highlights Participants will hear from business leaders about investment and other opportunities in the natural gas sector. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) will be hosting Jamaica’s inaugural Natural Gas Conference from October 4 to 6. Deputy Director General at the OUR, Hopeton Heron, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on September 27, explained that this conference will be of interest to the transportation, legal, financial and taxation sectors, among others. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) will be hosting Jamaica’s inaugural Natural Gas Conference from October 4 to 6.The conference, themed ‘New Horizons: The Development of a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica – Prospects and Challenges’, will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston.Deputy Director General at the OUR, Hopeton Heron, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on September 27, explained that this conference will be of interest to the transportation, legal, financial and taxation sectors, among others.“For people in manufacturing, heavy energy users, they can learn how to boost manufacturing and production with a more efficient and affordable power supply,” he said.Participants will hear from business leaders about investment and other opportunities in the natural gas sector.“You can get first-hand information on how to bring value to your business,” Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications at PCJ, Camille Taylor, said.She further explained that the conference will also present opportunities for banks, investment firms, insurers and other financial service providers.Additionally, it will allow participants to be a part of the discussion that contributes to the development of the policy and regulatory framework for Jamaica’s natural gas sector, and also to take advantage of networking opportunities.Keynote speaker at the conference will be the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley.Other presenters are Chairman of the OUR, Joseph Matalon; Chairman of the PCJ, Russell Hadeed; Group General Manager at the PCJ, Winston Watson; CEO of New Fortress Energy, Wesley Edens; and President of Sagicor Jamaica, Christopher Zacca.Some of the topics to be covered are Introduction and Future Direction of Natural Gas in the Local Energy Mix, the Perspective of Primary Users of Natural Gas for Electricity Generation, Developing an Effective Regulatory Framework for Jamaica’s Natural Gas Sector, and Regulations and Standards for Natural Gas Infrastructure and Metering.New opportunities for business and investment in Jamaica from natural gas, reducing Jamaica’s carbon footprint and preserving the environment, natural gas as transportation fuel, and legal and taxation considerations will also be discussed.Additionally, there will be an update on the current exploration activities being undertaken for natural gas in Jamaica.The conference will culminate with a field trip to two of Jamaica’s newest and most modern energy facilities – the Jamaica Public Service Company’s 120MW Bogue Power Station and the NewFortress Energy storage and regasification site – both of which are located in Montego Bay.For registration and payment details on the conference, persons may visit www.pcj.com, www.our.org.jm or www.jamaicagasconference.com.last_img read more