Jamaican state minister to push for sustainable development and growth

first_img(L to R) Marlene Gardner-Matthews, Administrative Attaché, Embassy of Jamaica, Havana; Peter Bailey Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Jamaica, Havana; Mrs. Sharon Miller Director Economic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; Hon. Pearnel Charlea Jr, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; and Ms. Liliana García SocarrásLiaison Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba(Source: Facebook) Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr., Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade travelled to Havana, Cuba over the past weekend to participate in the 37th Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).The biennial Session, which will run from May 7-11 at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana is the intergovernmental mechanism used to steer the work of ECLAC.  It will also be used to examine and assess the organisation’s work and progress over the last two years.Environmental sustainable practices “It is in this forum that pressing issues affecting the region’s sustainable development are addressed and modalities for action agreed. I look forward to sharing with regional colleagues the most environmentally sustainable practices as we seek to advance economic and social development,” stated Charles.High-level seminar The Senator’s statement is in direct relation to the high-level seminar titled, “The Inefficiency of Inequality”. Jamaica has been invited to sit on Panel 4 of that seminar which will address the theme of, ‘Territories, Infrastructure and the Environment: a space for the environmental big push’.Other agenda items for the Session include: enhancing South-South Cooperation, promoting deeper Caribbean engagement with Latin America in pursuit of opportunities for growth and sustainable development and examining the regional agreement on access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.This will be HMOS Charles’ first official overseas trip as State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, following his Toronto, Canada, Diaspora engagement in April, which overlapped with his time at the Ministry of National Security and the Foreign Ministry.last_img read more

Blowing snow today, 35-below wind chills tonight

first_imgEmmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, and Clear Lake340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow. Very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions with drifting snow. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Story-Marshall-Tama-Jasper-Poweshiek-Mahaska-Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington,Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora,Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,Dysart, Gladbrook, Newton, Grinnell, and Oskaloosa340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.* WHERE…Much of central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in open areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,New Hampton, Oelwein, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,Austin, and Preston318 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOONCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing and drifting snow and very cold wind chills. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph today. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected late tonight and Friday morning.* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on some snow covered roads due to drifting. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Drifting snow may make travel hazardous or close roads.Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a warm hatand gloves.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1. The information below is from the National Weather Service as of 4:00 AM this morning. Click here for an overview of the weather situation as published by the NWS-Des MoinesFor the latest advisories click hereFor road conditions click here…Areas of Blowing Snow Today and Dangerous Wind Chills Later Today into Thursday….An Arctic cold front will drop through Iowa today and bringstrong northwest winds to the state. Sustained winds of 25 to 30mph with gusts over 40 mph are expected. Areas of blowing snoware expected to significantly reducing visibility at times,especially in rural areas in addition to impacting roadconditions with drifting. Temperatures will fall through the dayand combined with the winds will create very low wind chills of 20to 35 below zero over much of Iowa by late this afternoon andfalling further overnight.last_img read more