Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Taps Buddy Guy For “Fresh Out” Single Off Of Forthcoming Debut Album [Listen]

first_img20-year old Mississippi Delta-bred blues guitar prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is gearing up to release his debut studio album, Kingfish, on May 17th via Alligator Records. The young sensation has received huge praise from the blues community over the last several years for his live collaborations and online YouTube videos.Kingfish has released his first official single off of his debut record, “Fresh Out”, featuring mentor and blues hero Buddy Guy. The song is a slow blues ballad chock-full of soul, as well as gritty blues guitar solos traded off between Kingfish and Guy. Kingfish explains to Rolling Stone, “For my first record, I wanted to come out and give what I was known for in the beginning, which was traditional blues.” Kingfish did just that, and it will be interesting to see any other surprises he has in store off of his forthcoming debut album.Listen to Kingfish’s new track “Fresh Out” featuring Buddy Guy below:Christone “Kingfish” Ingram ft. Buddy Guy – “Fresh Out[Audio: Alligator Records]Along with a plethora of solo performances and festival appearances, Kingfish is teaming up with Buddy Guy this spring for 10 special performances throughout the U.S. In August and September, Kingfish will target a completely different audience, offering support for indie rock act Vampire Weekend. See below for a full list of Kingfish’s 2019 tour dates.For ticketing and more information, head to Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s website.Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 2019 Tour Dates:(headlining and festival dates)February 24 – Clearwater, FL @ Clearwater Sea–Blues FestivalMarch 1 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’sMarch 30 – Pearl, MS @ Pearl City ParkApril 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Springing The BluesApril 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ August Wilson Center For African American CultureMay 4 – Memphis, TN @ Beale St Music FestMay 5 – Dallas, TX @ Intl Guitar FestMay 15 – New York, NY @ The Loft at City WineryMay 17 – Washington DC @ Pie ShopMay 27, Asheville, NC @ The Grey EagleMay 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s AtticJune 9 – Delaware City, DE @ St Georges Blues FestJuly 6–7 – Portland, OR @ Waterfront Blues FestJuly 13 – Nescopeck, PA @ Briggs Farm Blues FestJuly 21 – Winthrop, WA @ R&B FestJuly 27 – Sisters, OR @ R&B FestAug 3 – Mammoth Lakes @ BluesapaloozaAug 9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds South Stage(with Buddy Guy)March 21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock LiveMarch 22 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward CenterMarch 29 – Houston, TX @ House Of BluesApril 9 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach HouseApril 11 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset CenterApril 12 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank CenterApril 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The MasonicApril 14 – Sacramento, CA @ The Crest TheatreMay 1 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumMay 3 – LaGrange, GA @ Sweetland Amphitheater(with Vampire Weekend)August 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The CriterionAugust 17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music HallAugust 18 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory – Texas Lottery PlazaAugust 20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAugust 21 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAugust 24 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight CenterAugust 25 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine AmphitheatreAugust 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox TheatreAugust 30 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation CenterSeptember 3 – Boston, MA @ Agganis ArenaSeptember 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing ArtsSeptember 8 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ MTELUSView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Locally grown

first_imgMatthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food. “For me, it begins with the restaurant experience,” Roher said. “We take a lot of pride in using local ingredients, and we are using these to drive our menus.” Roher saw farmers from the low country driving all over the state to sell at different markets, sometimes barely making enough money to fill their gas tanks. So, he started Farm Box Savannah in November 2009. It runs year-round and supplies over 300 customers with local produce all boxed up and includes recipes on how to prepare and enjoy it. “We have all these incredible producers here so we started Farm Box Savannah, where I am buying from these producers every single week and giving local people the opportunity to eat this great produce,” Roher said. Roher recently added a fresh seafood program, buying seafood from fishermen at the docks in Savannah. Roher hopes to expand the program to include local coffees, Georgia olive oil and meats. “It would be easy, given the right structure and financial investment,” he said, “to expand the company to offer new local products.” If more Georgians followed Roher’s lead, the state would win big.If each of the approximately 3.7 million households in the state spent $10 per week buying produce grown in Georgia, more than $1.9 billion would flow back into the state’s economy annually, according to a report recently released by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.“These findings are some of the strongest demonstrations so far of what a small change in consumer behavior could mean for farmers, and for the entire state,” said Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, who helped sponsor the study. “Looking at the quantity of foods directly marketed in Georgia, there is a tremendous opportunity there,” said Kent Wolfe, a CAES agricultural economist who worked on the study. “Georgia’s food product sales directly to consumers accounts for a small fraction of their total sales. Farmers get to keep a larger percentage of their food dollar when they sell directly to stores, restaurants or other consumers.” According to the 2007 Agricultural Census, Georgia farmers’ direct sales to consumers accounted for .18 percent of their total sales. Rhode Island sold 9.5 percent of its produce directly to consumers. Massachusetts sold 8.5 percent through direct sales. “We are direct marketing such a small percentage of vegetables and melons,” Wolfe said. “We are lower than the national average by half, and making less money than average.” In 2007 Georgia vegetable and melon farmers sold more than $5 million worth of products directly to consumers, which is 1 percent of the crops being sold directly to consumers. According to the UGA study, if Georgia vegetable, melon, fruit and nut farmers increased their direct-to-consumer sales to meet the national average of 2.2 percent, direct sales would increase to over $13 million. “Restaurants are looking for it, retailers and homeowner want local produce, but we need to do a better job of connecting people,” Wolfe said. “Our distribution methods are still in their infancy.”last_img read more

World Military Games: Soccer Berths Decided

first_imgBy Dialogo November 16, 2010 Very interesting report. Its a shame that in the end, the Trinidad team couldn’t count on their best player. But next year there’s more … The men’s final in the World Military Games Rio 2011 will be in Engenhão in July and it promises to be a thrilling game. I am to remind you that no only Trinidad and Tobago are classified to the world games V, Ecuador achieved its classification to defeat a Surinam and get the second place, since the first place it correspond to Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil for hosting and were classified automatically, so there are three representatives of the American continent. I am a member of the Argentine Army and along with fellow NCOs we participate in a soccer tournament at the local level, we will need complete information in order to see if we could participate in the World Military Games. The men’s soccer teams from Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago will represent the Americas at the Fifth World Military Games next July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At a seven-nation qualifying tournament hosted by the Suriname Armed Forces in Paramaribo Nov. 5-14, the teams from Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago steamrolled through the competition before meeting in a hard-fought championship game that took two overtimes and two rounds of penalty kicks to decide. Brazil prevailed 5-4 and goes home a champion, where they next will play host to the top military teams in the world. Trinidad and Tobago also will be there, hoping for a rematch against the Brazilians. The armed forces of Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States competed in the qualifying tournament, known as the 2010 Armed Forces Continental Football Championships. Trinidad and Tobago was grouped with Suriname and Canada, while Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador and United States formed the other group. The tournament was scheduled for eight teams, but Uruguay’s team withdrew. That forced some last-minute scheduling changes, said William Von Ohlen, an official with the USA team. The USA lost its first two games against Brazil and Barbados before scoring a 4-3 victory over Ecuador on Nov. 11, which was Veteran’s Day in the United States. Von Ohlen said there is much camaraderie among the military athletes. “Part of the whole things is friendship through sport. We’re all staying in the same hotels. All the teams get along real well,” Von Ohlen said. He said many of the athletes traded gear and other souvenirs. The tournament opened on Nov. 6 with Trinidad and Tobago outscoring the host nation, Suriname, 3-2. Later that day, Brazil blanked the USA 2-0. On Nov. 7, Ecuador topped Barbados, 2-0, and on Nov. 8, host nation Suriname rolled over Canada 7-1. The tournament continued on Nov. 9 in Paramaribo with two games. In the first game, Barbados defeated the USA, 3-1. That was followed by Brazil earning its second victory of the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador. On Nov. 10, Trinidad and Tobago scored its second victory of the qualifier and clinched the World Military Games berth with a 5-1 victory over Canada. Nov. 11 saw Brazil earn its third victory of the tournament by beating Barbados, 4-1. That was followed by the USA winning its first game, the 4-3 victory over Ecuador. The semifinals came down to Brazil vs. host Suriname in Group A and Trinidad and Tobago vs. Ecuador in Group B. Brazil topped the hosts 3-2 in the Group A semifinal to advance to the championship. With three goals from striker Devorn Jorsling, Trinidad and Tobago topped Ecuador 4-3. It was Jorsling’s second three-goal game of the tournament. But he also picked up a red card in that game, and was unavailable for the championship against Brazil. Game 1: Trinidad and Tobago 3, Suriname 2 Game 2: Brazil 2, USA 0 Game 3: Ecuador 2, Barbados 0 Game 4: Surinam 7, Canada 1 Game 5: Barbados 3, USA 1 Game 6: Brazil 2, Ecuador 0 Game 7, Trindad and Tobago 5, Canada 1 Game 8: Brazil 4, Barbados 1 Game 9: USA 4, Ecuador 3 Semifinal: Trinidad and Tobago 4, Ecuador 3 Semifinal: Brazil 3, Suriname 2 (overtime) Third-place game: Ecuador 3, Suriname 2 Championship: Brazil, 5, Trinidad and Tobago 4 (penalty kicks) Final Standings center_img Tournament results 1. Brazil 2. Trinidad and Tobago 3. Ecuador 4. Suriname 5. USA 6. Barbados 7. Canadalast_img read more

The Fight Against Insurgency Would Be Easier Without Maduro: Colombian Foreign Minister

first_imgBy Voice of America September 27, 2019 These statements came after demobilized FARC guerrilla leaders announced in an August 29 video that they were taking up arms again, accusing the government of violating the peace accord. The group’s declaration threatens to reactivate a long and violent internal conflict.“There’s no question about it. Maduro’s regime gives them protection; it has opened its doors, facilitating their actions from its territory,” Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo told Reuters in an interview.The Colombian government maintains that leaders of ELN and FARC dissidents who abandoned the peace accord, such as Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich, who appear in the video announcing a return to the armed struggle, are taking refuge in Venezuela with Maduro’s approval.Duque’s government and the United Nations (UN) condemned the dissidents’ announcement, while the political party born from the guerrillas’ demobilization said that most former members are still committed to peace, despite “difficulties and risks.”Maduro denies claims that Colombian illegal armed groups have taken refuge in Venezuela. In late July, the socialist leader said Márquez and Santrich were welcome in Venezuela.A U.S. Department of State official told Reuters that Maduro’s government is increasingly providing refuge to Colombian insurgent groups.End of dictatorship best for ColombiaVenezuela, which blamed the rearming of dissidents on Duque’s government for not complying with the 2016 peace accord, expressed concern for the “imminent reactivation” of the conflict that left 260,000 dead and millions displaced in more than 50 years.Maduro later said via Twitter that his government was committed to promoting peace in Colombia, and that it would work to resume conversations between both parties.“The end of this dictatorship, of this tyranny, is best for Venezuela, best for Colombia, best for the region, best for the international community,” said Trujillo, adding that Duque would denounce Maduro’s support for the insurgents at the next session of the UN General Assembly.Venezuelan opposition leader and Interim President Juan Guaidó, recognized by more than 50 countries as the lawful president of his country, has committed to fight against Colombian illegal armed groups.Maduro, who clings to power with the help of the military, accuses Guaidó of being a U.S. puppet.Trujillo said that Colombia will start proceedings against Márquez, and other leaders who have walked out of the peace process, to be included in Interpol’s red list that identifies the world’s most wanted criminals. Colombian security forces estimate that FARC dissidents have about 2,000 fighters.When Trujillo was asked if Colombia had any proof of the presence of insurgents in Venezuela, he said: “There are indications, there are hypotheses.”“But what’s certain is that Venezuela, under Maduro’s regime, has sheltered Colombian terrorists. The ELN is there, ELN leaders are there. Those ELN leaders will work in coordination with this narcoterrorist group that made the announcement [on August 29],” he concluded.last_img read more

What has your credit union done to improve a valued employee who under performs?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every credit union has a key member of its team, and there is more than one, that has not quite arrived at fully competent status. Credit union CEO’s, like many parents, frequently criticize a weakness and overlook strengths. Credit union CEO’s unwittingly place undue stress on their employees when they designate them to the wrong position, fail to provide focused developmental training, or even ask what they want to be.Is it any wonder that so many credit unions fail to meet their goals and have high staff turnover? Any worker that doesn’t use 100% of their abilities instills in the credit union mediocrity and indifference when what we were striving for is excellence and enthusiasm. Don’t ignore the fact that there are many credit union CEO’s that are not fully competent, or have misplaced their passion and excellence.I met a few of them in the 25 years I was a CEO. Tell tale signs may be an inability to make a decision, or to say no. Their credit unions and people are frustrated. The frustration becomes destructive to the pursuit of the objectives and goals of the credit union. Perhaps that leader is striving for perfection, and that may be a noble objective; however, it will hinder the growth and productivity of that person and their credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knew he wasn’t offside for equaliser against Manchester United

first_imgThe Arsenal striker took his second-half goal calmly, dinking the ball over David de Gea (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he was in no doubt that he was onside when he scored Arsenal’s equaliser against Manchester United and admits VAR took some of the shine off the goal.The Gunners went behind on the stroke of half-time to a fierce strike from Scott McTominay but started the second half brightly and had the ball in the back of the net when Bukayo Saka played Aubameyang clean through only for the linesman to raise his flag.But the move went to VAR which showed Aubameyang was clearly being played on by Harry Maguire, with the goal belatedly awarded, and the Arsenal star was always sure it would be given. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Aubameyang’s celebrations were initially cut short by the offside flag (Picture: Getty)‘I took the ball from Bukayo. I was sure I was not offside. I was surprised the referee whistled,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports after the match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I always try to score even if there is a whistle from the referee. I heard the crowd saying it was offside but it was a goal so I was happy.’Asked if the VAR delay had dampened the celebrations, he continued: ‘Yeah of course. It’s always a bit of a strange feeling.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You cannot celebrate 100% but it’s OK because I am happy at the same time.’On Arsenal’s performance to fight back after going a goal down to claim a point, Aubameyang continued: ‘I think the team fought very well today. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knew he wasn’t offside for equaliser against Manchester Unitedcenter_img Advertisement After the intervention of VAR, Arsenal were belatedly allowed to celebrate (Picture: Getty)‘We’ll take a point. It’s always hard to come here so we will take it.‘It’s not easy when you take a goal just before half-time. But we came back in the second half with great spirit. Last week we came back as well. We need to start with confidence.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisementlast_img read more

Rare Edwardian inner-city home set to go under the hammer

first_imgThe timber parquetry staircase was lovingly restored. Picture: from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home has multiple chandeliers. Picture: three bathrooms, double car garage home at 11 Ruth Street, Highgate Hill, was “in a class of its own”, he said.“Ruth Street itself is sought after and Highgate Hill is notoriously tightly held. It’s very rare that properties turn over here. This one has a lovely view, easy access to Somerville House – which was why current owners bought it, a four minute walk to the train, and a couple of minutes further to Southbank.”The graceful two level home retained many of its original heritage features including an immaculate timber parquetry staircase, chandeliers, ornate cornices and intricate detailing. The home is a landmark. Picture: Perfect spot to see out the day. Picture: The home has the charm of a bygone era. Picture: Bedroom with wow factor. Picture: The marble benchtop and top of the range appliances are perfect for entertaining. Picture: has marble flooring and wrought iron grills, crisp white interiors, open voids, a huge gourmet kitchen, marble benchtops, LED lighting, and a huge wraparound deck.“Reminiscent of a charming bygone era, you can feel the historical character embedded throughout,” according to Mr White, and the property has “breathtaking city and urban views”.The 561sq m block has manicured hedges and established trees and is also a short stroll from the highly popular Brisbane State High School.The home goes to auction on Thursday September 7 at 12.30pm at Place In-Rooms, Level 1, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane. The downstairs has a perfect teenage retreat or guest area. Picture: 11 Ruth Street, Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: DREAMY inner-city Edwardian era home is expected to draw out prestige buyers when it goes under the hammer within weeks.The four bedroom home, which is closing in on a century in existence, was thoroughly modernised when it was rebuilt by its former owner who was an architect.Agent Ben White of Place New Farm said the previous owner had done a complete rebuilt of the property, but retained its character features and understated opulence. A downstairs outdoor room. Picture: read more

Why you should tell the agent who you are when entering an open home

first_imgA family inspects a home.WHEN visiting an open home and you are asked to register your details, you should oblige the agent as they are the custodian of the home in the sellers absence, and need to be able to tell the seller who was in their property. Some buyers are reluctant to give their details for fear that they will be “hounded” by the agent. In today’s world of technology, most agents will register their visitors via a software which does a couple of things immediately. Firstly it saves our trees. Secondly it will instantly send you a text to your mobile phone acknowledging your visitation and automatically provide you with the link to show you photos, information and a floor plan of the house. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Thirdly, specifically for the buyers who do not want to be “hounded”, there is a box we tick while you are standing there which says you do not want to be contacted regarding the property. Only a fool of an agent would not honour that instruction from the buyers.In the case of an auction, when buyers register to bid they must show proof of identity, such as a driver’s licence. I firmly believe it won’t be long before open homes have the same government requirement. I personally have no problem with supplying some form of ID to view an open home, and do so quite often.I am certain that when – and if – the agent is fortunate enough to list one of the visitors homes for sale (which happens regularly after an open home) the new seller would want to know exactly who had gone through their property. So the next time an agent asks you to register when you visit an open home please remember that they are just doing their job.Be sure to let them know if you don’t want to be contacted concerning the property when you leave.last_img read more

The little black dress of fitness

first_img Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle The little black dress of fitness by: – April 1, 2011 Share By Jacque Wilson,CNN It’s 7:20 a.m. and Carl Daikeler hasn’t worked out yet. Not a big deal for the 49% of Americans who don’t exercise regularly, but it’s going to bother him all day.The problem is the CEO of Beachbody, the company behind P90X and Insanity, doesn’t like to work out. So much so that he sometimes has to “trick” himself into the gym. Like the time he decided he couldn’t brush his teeth before he worked out for at least 10 minutes. That little ploy inspired Beachbody’s 10-Minute Trainer program.The fitness industry is constantly coming up with similar tricks to get more of us off the couch, Daikeler said.The result is a rotation of incoming and outgoing trends — from Jane Fonda’s VHS tapes in the early ’80s to Beachbody’s DVD programs that are popular today.Daikeler compares fitness to fashion. “Somebody starts wearing a certain shoe in Milan or Japan and suddenly everybody wants to wear it,” he said. “It doesn’t just solve the problem — like shoes cover your feet. It makes you feel like it’s (a part of) your identity.”Starla Kay teaches youth video classes at the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis. She has a 19-month-old son and not a lot of time for a workout program that doesn’t work.She tried kickboxing, aerobics and just going to the gym, but nothing really stuck until she got one of this year’s hot trends, P90X.“This is the first actual program I’ve done,” she said. “I feel stronger. I feel like I have more energy. I’ve lost 9 pounds so far.”The American College of Sports Medicine publishes a yearly survey of the top worldwide fitness trends. The top 10 list for 2011 includes boot camps and programs aimed at older adults.Trends depend on many factors, said the survey’s lead author, Walt Thompson. Take Pilates, which dropped off the survey’s list from No. 9 last year. Thompson believes the economy made Pilates equipment and specialized instructors too expensive for clubs to maintain. He’s not sure if Pilates will make a return to the top 20, but he doesn’t expect a few of this year’s trends to stick around long.“The problem with the high-intensity kind of programs is that they deliver a punch like severe weight loss programs do, but they’re difficult to comply with in the long haul,” he said.Remember the slide board? Tae Bo? Step aerobics? All trends Houston, Texas, YMCA senior program director Karen Behrend has seen come and go in her 28 years of teaching group fitness.“The reason why programs like that don’t stick is because they’re too hard to do,” she said. “The things that really stick are programs that cross over multiple (ability) levels.”Kay said when she first attempted the P90X DVD program it was “too much” so she dropped it after two weeks. But when she started attending a class with an instructor who taught her how to modify the moves, she found herself returning six days a week at 7 a.m.Behrend cites classes like Zumba, body pump and spinning as success stories. They’re consistent, easy to follow and include that always important element of fun.“They make people feel successful,” IDEA Fitness Journal Editor-in-chief Sandy Todd Webster said. “That’s a huge key in good programming is to make people feel like ‘Wow, I get it.’ ”IDEA is the world’s largest association for fitness and wellness professionals. It also does a yearly survey of fitness trends. This year, aerobics, water fitness and martial arts-based classes had the largest decline in popularity. Dance and boot camp classes showed the largest growth.“Think Jazzercise classes — they’re fun. They combine good music, easy choreography (and) social aspects,” Webster said.Jazzercise is one of those trends that stuck. Judi Sheppard Missett founded the company in 1969 and the dance-based classes are still popular across the world. In fact, Entrepreneur Magazine recently named Jazzercise 2011’s most successful fitness franchise.“It’s not like you can take a six-week course and be fit the rest of your life,” Missett said. “It’s really good that people are coming up with different ways to move. I’m happy for anybody doing anything, anything that gets them off the couch and on their feet.”She continues to choreograph routines to approximately 30 new songs every 10 weeks to keep her high member retention rate.It is the beauty and curse of the industry, Behrend said. Old trends evolve into new ones, forcing gyms to stay cutting edge, but keeping customers excited about working out.“The trick only lasts so long,” Daikeler said, going back to his fashion analogy. “The best designers aren’t looking for trends; the best designers set the trends. Will this capture a market audience or is this like Lady Gaga’s meat dress?”Daikeler said he just hopes whatever the industry comes up with next is the end of the biggest trend in America right now: obesity.center_img 121 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

New Portsmouth Mayor calls for more government support

first_imgMayor Mr Cleave St. JeanNewly elected Mayor of Portsmouth, local businessman Cleave Glen St. Jean has called on the government to provide more support to the Council.He said government will continue to contribute to contribute financially to the development of the area.“Government has the responsibility to assist us in our effort. Note what I said. We don’t expect central government to do everything for us however they must recognized that greater assistance is needed. We appreciate the assistance that they have given in the past, we also appreciate the efforts that government and the pal-rep has made in getting some of the road repaired, housing issues addressed and tourism projects implemented, however there is still a lot more to be done,” he said.According to St. Jean, “we know that we have a responsibility to find alternatives to obtain funding for project that we need to undertaken however we may need to call on Government for Help.He said Cabinet may also have to increase the council’s allowance.“Be assured we will be knocking at your door. Our fist knock could be for greater assistance in reducing the council’s debt and purchasing a small truck,” he added.Roy Case, Murphy Wallace, Samuel Williams, Peter Patrickson Royer, Shagan Peire-Louis Errol Hill, Iroy Brokes, William Mc Lawrence and Jeff Frank are the other members of the council.Meantime Parliamentary Representative for Portsmouth Ian Douglas has called for the formation of a business associate in the area.He told the 15th Inaugural Meeting of the Portsmouth Town Council Thursday night that the formation of a business associate will go a long way in enhancing doing business in Portsmouth.He said many communities have left Portsmouth behind in that regard.“We have spoken about that for the longest while. Just as Roseau has the DAIC, I believe its time Portsmouth businessmen should get together and form a Portsmouth Business Association. I sat at a meeting at Ross and I could feel the absence of a Landlord Association. If we had such an association, we could stand up in unity because it is said that with unity there is strength,” Douglas said.Dominica Vibes News Share Share LocalNews New Portsmouth Mayor calls for more government support by: – October 17, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 69 Views   no discussionslast_img read more