Desmond Bannister MIA explained by Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 16th 2017: He is the last man to officially take the oath in the new Dr Hubert Minnis led cabinet, Desmond Bannister.Hailed to be the new Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister was not seen at the swearing in ceremony held for new ministers. His absence as a result, has sparked speculation and rumours on social media, that he has been hospitalised in the United States as of Saturday.However, Cabinet in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon following its first official meeting that “Mr. Bannister indicated at that time that he had some prearranged commitments outside The Bahamas and requested to be sworn in at a later date. He assured the Prime Minister that he would be returning to The Bahamas during this week and is expected to be sworn in at the earliest opportunity”.The statement goes on to say that “Mr. Bannister had an audience with the Prime Minister on Sunday, which time he accepted the appointment of Minister of Works”.Bannister is also the newly elected Member of Parliament for Carmichael.#MagneticMediaNews#DesmondBannisterMIAFromSwearingIn#FNMCabinet Related Items:#DesmondBannisterMIAFromSwearingIn, #FNMCabinet, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

New Chief at Bahamas Princess Margaret Hospital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 17, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the Princess Margaret Hospital and she is already working.   Already Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands has commended the appointment of Dr. Burnett-Garraway who has served as Senior Registrar/Assistant Medical Director in the Accident and Emergency Department, eventually becoming Consultant, Medical Director and ultimately the Chief of Service for the Department for the last three years.Among the studies which have readied #DrCarolineBurnett-Garraway for this role is her 2004, Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers program at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.   Quite accomplished is this violinist, mother of a daughter, wife and international speaker.The Public Hospitals Authority in making the announcement this week shared that Dr. Burnett Garraway has been published in peer reviewed journals, winning the Residents Prize for her paper “EMS – A Year in Review.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#DrCarolineBurnett-Garraway, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Convicted sex offender soon to be released public comment period opens

first_img Posted: February 20, 2019 Convicted sex offender soon to be released, public comment period opens KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A convicted sex offender could soon be released from a state hospital and placed in the Jacumba Hot Springs community, but local residents can weigh in on his potential release beginning today.Alan Earl James, 56, was convicted in 1981 and 1986 for several sex-related felonies involving at least three minor victims and sentenced to 28 years in state prison, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.James, who is classified as a “sexually violent predator,” was committed to Coalinga State Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment “for an indeterminate term.”James petitioned for a monitored conditional release last July, prosecutors said, and on Tuesday, the California Department of State Hospitals proposed to place James at 45612 Old Highway 80 in Jacumba Hot Springs, a property under the jurisdiction of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.From Wednesday until March 6, the public will have the opportunity to submit comments regarding James’ placement, which will be forwarded to the California Department of State Hospitals and San Diego County Superior Court prior to a March 22 court hearing regarding James’ proposed placement.The Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement — or SAFE — Task Force will submit the comments to the court in a formal response on March 22.Comments can be submitted via email to [email protected] or by calling (858) 495-3619, or by mailing to SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA, 92123.Public comments will also be accepted during the March 22 hearing. KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 6:54 PM February 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Air Force Request Look to Address Deferred Facility Maintenance

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force believes the extra funding afforded under last week’s two-year budget agreement will help it address its $33 billion facilities maintenance backlog. The fiscal 2019 budget proposal the service unveiled Monday revealed one key sign of progress — it funds 80 percent of the Air Force’s facility sustainment needs, Maj. Gen. John Pletcher, deputy assistant secretary for budget, said Monday.“We’re doing a lot of sustainment funding on the FSRM [facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization] side,” Pletcher said. “That means that we’re essentially trying to take care of the worst facilities first,” he said. “But we did not get to a $33 billion bow wave overnight and it’s going take a time to buy that down.”In response to a reporter’s question, he said the Air Force has no plans to mothball facilities as a way to stretch its budget. “We are using what we have and we’re basically maintaining those that we have available by spending money to the highest priority needs,” Pletcher said. His Navy counterpart gave a similar answer to the same question from the reporter at an earlier briefing.The service’s $2.3 billion military construction request continues to focus on new weapon system bed-downs, with 50 percent of its milcon request allocated to new missions. “We’ve got 15 milcon projects just for the F-35 bed-down itself,” he said. “We also continue to prioritize strengthening the nuclear enterprise; modernizing our research, development and test infrastructure; and supporting combatant commanders’ highest construction priorities,” Pletcher said.He acknowledged the service’s budget request means it will “continue to take risk in current mission milcon.”U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allenlast_img read more

Delhis date with asardar sardars

first_imgSunday evening, it was west Delhi’s turn to hog the limelight. The highlight of the day? A stand-up act called  A’Sardar, which was a comedy gig presented by two most funniest sardars — Maheep Singh and Vikramjit Singh.The performance was a part of the ongoing Atelier ACT Festival which is a workshop of communication enthusiasts who have been organising creative educational programmes and devising socially relevant plays. It has conducted various workshops on creative teaching and creative learning. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”We are continuously devising and designing specific learning enhancement programmes for special educators and are incorporating creative drama and theatre-in-education techniques,’ said a member of the group.’A’sardar, the word itself has a dual connotation. It refers to asardar (catalyst to change) sardars. Dedicated to the ones who are performing and the ones who are witnessing it. We are sardars but not the usual typical ones,’ said Maheep.His act mostly took a dig at regular mishaps in a Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixsardar’s life. Like how a sardar is always greeted by specific terms like balle balle or paaji instead of his regular name or how he gets served sarso ka saag and makke ki roti even in an Italian restaurant and how he is much scarier than a scarecrow (toy) to horrify little children to manage them,’ laughed Maheep.Vikramjit’s act on the other hand started with a disclaimer note claiming — the jokes today are offensive but you need not worry since they are in English. He tickled the funny bone with his uncanny yet humourous remarks on fitness freaks seen at gyms, how shopping is not a natural thing (unlike what women call it) which should be solely replaced by lots of sex and food (much natural and pleasurable) and the advertisements on TV.Vikramjit has been doing stand up for over an year now, and says that he derives his punches from the daily problems he deals with in life.’Instead of ruminating over them, I make a joke out of them. Just like how batting comes to Sachin,’ Vikramjit said.’Comedy for me is being in the moment and suit according to the scene. I am a big believer in laughing at oneself. Then only you can succeed in bringing a few laughs,’ Maheep signed off.last_img read more