All three boats – the heaviest of which weighed 147 tonnes and measured 36.4 m x 10 m x 14.9 m – were loaded directly from the water onto a Safmarine vessel using the ship’s gear.A diver was also used to assist with the placing of nylon slings around the hulls of the two catamarans.In a separate shipment, Altius delivered another 147-tonne catamaran to Angola. www.grupoaltius.com
St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny AnthonyCASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia Government says it has received a report of an investigation carried out by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into the alleged extra-judicial killings by members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).In a radio and television broadcast on Sunday night, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said the report is now being considered by cabinet.“I wish to confirm that the Government of St Lucia has received the report from the team of investigators. I confirm as well that the Cabinet of ministers is deliberating on the contents and implications of the report,” he said, adding “this address is not the occasion to share the findings with you but I intend to do so in a separate address in early February”.In 2013, the St Lucia Government enlisted the help of the Jamaican police to investigate the RSLPF. This came on the heels of the United States withdrawing security related assistance after claims of human rights violations.In August 2013, the United States suspended all forms of assistance to the RSLPF, citing allegations of serious human rights violations.“The Department of State has made a policy decision to withdraw training and material assistance to the Royal St Lucia Police Force due to credible allegations of gross human rights violations,” the US State Department said in a statement then.As a result, Police Commissioner, Vernon Francois, was prevented from travelling to the US to represent the Regional Security Service (RSS) at a conference of Black Police Chiefs.In his broadcast on Sunday, Anthony said St Lucia recorded a reduction in the volume of major offences, including motor vehicle theft, burglary and sexual offences.He said the island also experienced a fourth consecutive year of reduction in the number of homicides. There were 34 killings last year, but Anthony said “one homicide is already one too many.“We must be resolute in our efforts to continue the downward trend in the number of homicides in fair Helen,” he said, noting “we also witnessed an alarming number of suicides in 2014.“The Ministry of Health and the Mental Wellness Centre are making every effort to ensure that counselling and psychiatric services are available to persons of all ages who are suffering from depression and other related conditions.“Depression is a very serious matter, and persons from every stratum of society can be affected. It is important that government furnish our citizens with the necessary safeguards, but we must also implore families, the religious community and the wider community to reach out to those in need before they arrive at this terminal stage. Let’s go back to our tradition of being our brother or sister’s keeper,” he added. NewsRegional St Lucia Gov’t receives report on extra-judicial killings from JCF by: CMC – January 19, 2015 222 Views one comment
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Non-profit and charitable organizations are welcome to march in the 2019 Memorial Day Parade, which steps off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, in Farmington.Co-sponsored by Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346 and the Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills, the parade has been a community tradition since 1970 and honors veterans, fallen heroes, and active service men and women.Participants assemble near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road and will travel one mile west on Grand River. The parade ends at Oakland Avenue, where a ceremony will take place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park.After the ceremony, the American Legion hosts at community luncheon sponsored by Weingartz at 31775 Grand River.To learn more or to register to march, visit memorialdayparade.us or call 248-471-4960, extension 206.–Press release Reported by
The Indians have been quiet with the Christmas season upon us, and likely with New Year’s fast approaching there’s probably not going to be much noise till 2020 officially rings in.That doesn’t mean that the Indians won’t take phone calls in this week if a team wants to chat about a potential deal for superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor.There are still lots of rumblings about the Los Angeles Dodgers being the front runner for the services of Lindor, and that eventually they will put the best package available for him.While the Dodgers might be the team that everyone thinks is going to land Lindor, last week MLB.com put out a column about some potential trades that fans are not talking about, and they think there’s a chance that the New York Mets may be in the running for Lindor.Click HERE to Continue Reading! Matt Loede Related TopicsfeaturedFrancisco LindorIndians Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.