Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Sign Energy MOU

first_imgBarbados and Trinidad and Tobago to sign Energy MOUOPM, Trinidad and Tobago – Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley departed for Barbados this morning where he will participate in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. The agreement, which will be signed tomorrow (Saturday 24 August, 2019), is related to cooperation…August 23, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM and UN meeting on crisis in VenezuelaA Delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) led by Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis is meeting today with United Nations Secretary-General  His Excellency Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. Prime Minister Harris is accompanied at the meeting by  Dr. Hon Keith Rowley,…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”Energy, agriculture, security high on agenda of Guyana, T&T high-level meeting(Guyana Chronicle) TRINIDAD and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will be accompanied by five of his ministers when he arrives in Guyana this week for bilateral talks with President David Granger. The high-level team from the twin-island republic is scheduled to arrive in Guyana on Wednesday for a two-day…September 17, 2018In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… Sep 29, 2020 CARICOM Energy Ministers Meet CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Sep 28, 2020 The MOU establishes a general framework for both parties to undertake cooperative initiatives, in the areas of energy, energy security and energy exploration, development and production in relation to hydrocarbon resources that extend across their maritime boundary.In describing the push for cooperation in the energy sector between the two countries Dr Rowley said, “It is all good for Barbados and it is all good for Trinidad and Tobago.”He noted that once gas is found in the Barbados acreage and that gas finds its way to the market through the plants in Trinidad and Tobago, it would create a larger resource base for Trinidad and Tobago while allowing Barbados access to a market to sell whatever is found in their acreage.Energy company BHP has made gas discoveries in the North Eastern areas of Trinidad and Tobago’s maritime assets, drilling successful wells that are close to the Barbadian border. The company is also working in Barbados’ waters close to the border.(See highlights of the:  Signing Ceremony)The Prime Minister said the agreement lays the groundwork for the two countries to act as one in encouraging investment in their offshore deep waters. In the coming months it is expected that both countries will sign a unitization and a general framework treaty which will enable the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbon resources.During a bilateral meeting before the signing both Prime Ministers earmarked other areas for cooperation including the fishing industry.Dr Rowley noted that this issue remains of particular interest to the people of Tobago who are closest to Barbados. He said there is a need to find a way forward that is beneficial to all stakeholders while attracting investors from both countries who could penetrate both the local and international markets.Both countries are also advancing discussions with respect to sharing diplomatic missions specifically in Africa and Asia. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img PM Mottley Renews Calls for Restructuring of Global… Oct 1, 2020 You may be interested in… Oct 5, 2020 OPM, Trinidad and Tobago:  Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries today (Saturday 24 August, 2019) in Bridgetown, Barbados. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to Bridgetown for Saturday’s signing The Hon. Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and the Hon. Wilfred Abrahams, Minister of Energy and Water Resources for Barbados signed on behalf of their countries.last_img read more

Precious Pens Four BCs

first_img[mappress]SBT Staff, November 26, 2013 Precious Shipping, in accordance with the company’s strategy to rejuvenate its fleet, has entered into newbuilding contracts for the construction of four bulk carriers.The company ordered two 38,500 DWT bulk carriers to be built at China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd. (CSOC) and Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.The bulkers, estimated at $22.3 million each, are scheduled for delivery in 2015.Precious also signed the order for two 64,000 DWT bulk carriers with Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd. The estimated contract price for the two panamax vessels is $54.8 million.Delivery date for 64,000 DWT bulkers is set for June 2014.After the acquisition and delivery of these vessels and the delivery of six more vessels (ordered earlier but not yet delivered) the company’s fleet will consist of 48 vessels with an aggregate capacity of about 1,636,583 DWT.last_img read more

Presenting David Molenaar, speaker at the Offshore WIND Conference

first_imgDavid Molenaar, Country Division Head Wind Power at Siemens Netherlands, will be one of our speakers during this year’s Offshore WIND Conference which will be held in Amsterdam RAI on 24th and 25th October.The theme of the Offshore WIND Conference this year is ‘Reaching Potential’ and will discuss the opportunities available in the industry and how the industry can develop its supply chain. Molenaar will be speaking during the opening session in which leading players from the industry will delve into ‘Calling the shots’.Molenaar worked during his doctoral research in the period of July 2001 – January 2002 for Siemens Netherlands N.V. to tender for the Dutch first offshore wind farm work. As a project manager, he was responsible for the design of a cost-support structure for the planned turbines.In 2004 he started as a project engineer at Siemens Netherlands N.V. At the end of 2004 he was involved, as a technical specialist, in the acquisition of Bonus Energy A/S. In October 2005 he was appointed Business Unit Manager Wind Power. In that position, Molenaar realized Siemens’ final turnkey wind farm with non-Siemens turbines.From October 2007 to date, Molenaar was also responsible for establishing and expanding the Offshore Engineering Center of Competence (CoC) from Siemens Wind Power in The Hague. He leads a team of young and experienced engineers who passionately work on both the realization of Siemens’ offshore wind farms as well as determining its strategy how to lower the life cycle cost of offshore wind further.For more information on the Offshore WIND Conference, to book tickets or to find out who our other speakers are, head to www.offshorewindconference.biz.Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to the wind and marine energy.The two-day event, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 25 & 26 October includes an exhibition where an expected 650+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community.Offshore Energy is the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals. Founded in 2008, Offshore Energy has been breaking records year after year. The 2015 edition attracted 11,865 unique attendees representing 86 nationalities.Source: Navingolast_img read more

How to get more from the supply chain

first_imgIn a heated market, clients are invariably competing in a limited and finite pool of specialist subcontractors as part of the procurement process.Even the larger main contractors with their extensive pre-qualified supply chains struggle to use their leverage to attract the right specialist subcontractors to bid at the right price and at the right time. The power lies with the specialists and without them, “managing” main contractors cannot succeed. Making a project attractive is essential and clients who have a portfolio of future workload are clearly in a better position to entice main contractors and their supply chains when the inevitable ‘shall I bid this project’ question arises.Clients are increasingly reluctant to become passive bystanders and a hostage to fortune as tenders are delivered late, are too high or have unacceptable termsThis leaves clients at the mercy of the market. At Future54 we are finding that our clients are increasingly reluctant to become passive bystanders and a hostage to fortune as tenders are delivered late, are too high or have unacceptable terms through a single or two stage procurement process. The outcome of this approach can be significant delays in getting a project to financial close and a lot of frustration.So, what is the answer? For those clients that are willing to become more actively involved in the procurement process there can be clear benefits in a different type of approach. We call it “reverse engineered two-stage” and involves clients and their teams getting involved in procuring the specialist critical and/or high value packages (typically up to 80% by value) and then “folding” them into a main contract, where the balance of packages are procured. The outcome is that the main contractor provides the “contractual wrapper” and single point responsibility that funders and clients like.There are certainly advantages to this approach. Clients get a much more open and transparent process where discussions on price, design and programme with the client’s team can be advantageous. Likewise, specialist subcontractors generally like the direct relationship with the client and the use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) provide certainty of prompt payment. The benefits are that the direct involvement of the client and team means expectations are better aligned – design, commercials and programme – with a much greater likelihood that we get to contractual close quicker and with less pain.But, it is not straightforward. The approach needs a clear strategy developed at the outset and the subcontracts aligned with the main contractor so that when they are “brought together” there is no conflict. This early thought process needs the right skills but can only be a benefit.Paul Clark, project director at consultant Future54last_img read more

APL launches NAS

first_imgCargo from London to New York will be delivered in 12 days, while shipments from Le Havre to Miami will arrive in 13 days, says APL.The service will commence on January 3, 2018 with the following port rotation: Zeebrugge, London, Rotterdam, Dunkerque, Le Havre, New York, Savannah, Miami, Savannah, Philadelphia and Zeebrugge.APL, part of the CMA CGM group, has special cargo handling facilities and equipment to support project and heavy shipments.  www.apl.comlast_img

Greek port congestion leads to CMA CGM surcharge

first_imgThe PCS will apply for any imports and exports through the port from January 8, 2018, except on US trade, where the date will be February 1, 2018.The surcharge is USD80 per teu and USD160 per feu and will be applied to all cargo including dry, reefer, out of gauge (OOG) and breakbulk. The surcharge must be prepaid in addition to the regular negotiated ocean freight rate, CMA CGM said in an official statement. www.cma-cgm.comlast_img

Parliament approves amendment to Proceeds of Crime Act

first_img Share Share 19 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Parliament approves amendment to Proceeds of Crime Act by: – May 16, 2013 Share The Dominica Parliament has approved an amendment to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2013.The amendment was read a first and second time in Parliament on Thursday morning (May 16) and presented to the House by Minister of Legal Affairs Ian Douglas.According to the Mr Douglas, the amendments are intended to make the process for confiscation of property that either represents the profits of criminal offence or was used to facilitate the commission of crime more effective. Several amendments have been made to the bill and it is anticipated that the authority of the director of public prosecutions and judiciary will be strengthened.An amendment to section 4 of the act will allow the director of public prosecutions to apply for, or the courts on its own initiative to make an order of forfeiture against a property that is tainted, or a confiscation order against a person in respect of the benefits he/she has derived from the commission of any offences or any other criminal conduct.An amendment to Section 18 of the act will allow the court to deem any property to be property that came into the possession or under the control of the person by reason of the commission of one of the offences as laid out by the schedule or any other criminal misconduct for that matter.Mr Douglas also explained to Parliament that an amendment to section 19 of the act will require the director of public prosecutions to tender to the court a statement to any of the matters relevant to determine whether a person has benefited from a schedule offence or any other criminal conduct, and also to an assessment of the value of that person’s benefit from the offense. National Security Minister Charles Savarin who rose in support of the amended act noted that “All of us in this Honourable House should be concerned about criminal activity in our societies”.He said criminal activities have a negative impact on the welfare of society and the amended bill will assist in curbing these activities.“It will ensure that the court is not unduly impeded in dealing with matters so the laws need to be clarified and the hands of the judiciary strengthened…I hope all of us in this Honouarble House will see the merit of the amendments and would lend support without qualification,” Mr Savarin said.Attorney general Levi Peter who also rose in support of the bill indicated that it is very significant because “the kingpins have been able to avoid responsibility and by and large they have been able to get others to do it for them while they enjoy the benefits”.Parliament has been adjourned and will re-convene from 3pm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

LIAT resumes commercial flights into Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 276 Views   no discussions Share BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel LIAT resumes commercial flights into Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – September 18, 2015center_img Tweet Share LI581 landed at the Douglas-Charles Airport at 8:14AM on Friday 18 September 2015 (Photo courtesy: The Office of the Prime Minister)LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, has resumed its service to Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika ravaged the island last month. Over forty (40) passengers arrived on that flight LI581 at Douglas Charles Airport at 8:14AM on Friday 18 September including International Relief Coordinator, Baroness Patricia Scotland, while forty-two (42) passengers left on the return flight.“It is the first scheduled passenger flight, and we hope that more will continue so that persons coming to and from Dominica, it would be a lot easier for them,” Senator Tonge told Dominica Vibes on Friday.The Douglas Charles Airport was ravaged by storm waters from Tropical Storm Erika on 27 August 2015 which now requires a replacement for all equipment, estimated at a cost of 39.5 million dollars to fully restore the facility.Earlier this week Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, David Evans applauded the government and people of Dominica for their resilience and tireless efforts to get the country back to a state of normalcy following the storm.LIAT flight LI581 (Photo courtesy: The Office of the Prime Minister)LIAT will increase to two daily flights from Saturday September 19.Effective Saturday, September 19, LI 364 will depart Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados at 14:20 daily, arriving at the Douglas-Charles Airport at 15:20. On Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday the service continues to Guadeloupe and Antigua arriving at 16:25 and 17:20 respectively. On Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the service continues non-stop to Antigua, departing Dominica at 16:00 and arriving in Antigua at 16:40.Though much effort has been made to restore the facility, all night flights in and out of Dominica remain suspended until further notice.last_img read more

Akoustis Granted Multiple Patents for BAW RF Filter Technology

first_imgAkoustis Technologies, a manufacturer of innovative BulkONE™ bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high band RF filters for mobile wireless, has has been awarded multiple foundational patents related to its single crystal piezoelectric materials, novel BAW resonators, wide bandwidth RF filters and their application in mobile devices.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,362,887.  Further, the China Patent Office (SIPO) has issued China Patent Nos. ZL 201520549840.3, ZL 201520566852.7 and ZL 201520652061.6.A summary of each patent assigned to Akoustis is provided below:US Patent No. 9,362,887 – Integrated circuit configured with two or more single crystal acoustic resonators resulting in BAW RF filter for a communication, mobile or computing device.China Patent No. ZL 201520549840.3 – Wafer scale packaging for single crystal acoustic resonators and BAW RF filters.China Patent No. ZL 201520566852.7 – Communication, mobile or computing device configured with single crystal acoustic resonators and BAW RF filters.China Patent No. ZL 201520652061.6 – Membrane structure technique for fabrication of single crystal acoustic resonators and BAW RF filters.The assignment of these four patents is a significant milestone for Akoustis.  The patents establish the foundation of key intellectual property (IP) covering use of single crystal BAW resonator technology in RF filters for the mobile-wireless market.  These newly issued patents are additive to previously announced exclusive IP rights licensed from University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Cornell University.  Furthermore, the Company has additional US and International patent applications pending and will pursue such applications with the objective of receiving additional issued patents.The patents solidify Akoustis IP position as a differentiated manufacturer of BAW RF filters for the high-growth mobile market. They will continue to build and strengthen their IP portfolio with the goal of creating a significant and meaningful barrier-to-entry for potential competitors utilizing single-crystal BAW resonator technology. This innovative approach will allow them to differentiate and compete in the high band RF filter market for 4G/LTE mobile, 5G Wi-Fi and 5G mobile communications markets.In May 2016, Akoustis reported unprecedented high band resonator bandwidth performance – achieving record-breaking 12.5% K-Squared performance from 3.4GHz BAW devices constructed from its patented, undoped single crystal AlN.Acoustic is targeting the RF filter market which is estimated to reach $12.5B by 2020 (Mobile Experts 2015 report) and is dominated by a select few semiconductor companies utilizing inferior polycrystalline piezoelectric material.  Their innovation in single crystal BAW technology will offer unprecedented performance in RF filters specifically targeting the more difficult high frequency, wide bandwidth 4G/LTE bands and beyondlast_img read more

UWF Drops 2-Point Game to AUM, 63-61

first_imgNext Game: Both teams took a while to get their offense going. AUM led 6-2 before UWF tied it at six and the teams traded buckets into the end of the period with a 10-10 tie.  UWF will play host to West Alabama (8-8, 3-7) on Saturday evening. The game will begin at 4 p.m. Full Schedule Roster UWF (5-14, 1-10 Gulf South) shot 39 percent with a 41 percent effort in the second half. AUM (10-8, 3-7) got 21 points from Catlin Carter and 14 from Jordan Brewster, who made two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Watch Live AUM used a 9-2 run that was capped off by a Morales three to go up 42-34 late in the third.  The second quarter saw more back and forth play with neither team leading by more than four points. The Warhawks held a 22-19 edge just past the midway point as the Argonauts closed the half on a 6-2 run with a layup from Ellmore and two from McCree.center_img West Alabama 1/25/2020 – 4:00 pm Preview PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF had four players score in double figures but Auburn Montgomery made nine 3-pointers to create enough distance before holding off a late rally and defeating the Argonauts, 63-61, at the UWF Field House Thursday. Danielle Norquest led UWF with 17 points and 13 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 15th double-double. Rachel McCree had three 3-pointers to end her night with 15 points. Charlotte Ellmore and Faithe Franklin had 10 points each.  UWF trailed by 11 midway through the fourth quarter and battled back to within two points twice, including with six seconds remaining but Rachel McCree’s long shot at the buzzer was just short. Live Stats  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more