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Bing mulls extension of biz one-stop-shop

first_imgIn 2019, the city’s Permits andLicensing Division recorded a total of 25,627 businesses registered. BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardiais pushing for an extension of the city government’s Business One-Stop Shop(BOSS) for the convenient renewal of business permits and registration of newbusinesses for 2020. Leonardia said he will request forBOSS’ extension before the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), noting that this hadbeen repeatedly done in the previous years. Mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. The city mayor said he had alreadysigned an endorsement letter to the SP in relation to his request for theextension of the BOSS. Once the SP grants his request, BOSSoperations will operate until Feb. 29. According to Memoria, they areexpecting an increase for this year’s business registration./PN For his part, Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran said the request shall be approved through an ordinance.center_img “Definitely, we are going to approveit,” Familiaran disclosed, saying the move is reasonable as to give applicantsample time to secure the needed requirements in processing of their businesspermits. BOSS is important to the citygovernment’s “ease of doing business” goal or making Bacolod Citybusiness-friendly, stressed Memoria. Business owners who pay their taxes infull within the period of Jan. 2 to 20 can avail of a 10-percent discount, sheadded. Assistant City Treasurer ArleneMemoria said the BOSS is open from Mondays to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no noon break. The program provides easier and fasterbusiness permit issuances and real property tax payments. BOSS kicked off on Jan. 2 at the NewGovernment Center here and will run until Jan. 20.last_img read more

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Phased Reopening of Guyana’s International Airport Pushed Back to August 1

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International airport. The GCAA has made it clear that no airline has been granted approval for the conduct of a scheduled commercial operation. The GCAA has noted that it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Guyana. CMC The airport was scheduled to reopen its runway on Wednesday to international commercial flights. The Authority says it has drafted Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide aviation stakeholders on the measures which are expected to aid in the mitigation of the spread of Covid-19 and the full resumption of aviation-related activities. Phase Two which is expected to allow additional repatriation and commercial flights will now commence on the 1st August. The airports, under the current phase will continue to allow limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights and special authorized flights. However, in a statement, the GCAA said it consulted with the Ministry of Public Health and has made some adjustments to its reopening plan. The Airports have already put several systems and safety measures in place for their eventual reopening. The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field said the Authority and the National COVID-19 Task Force consider the health of Guyanese and the nation as a top priority and that triggered the delay in the reopening plan.last_img read more

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Ellen Wants Drastic Action against Rapists

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on the justice system to take drastic action against rapists in the country.Delivering her State of the Nation address on Monday, she stated that the inhumanity of rape is still being perpetrated.The victims of rape, she said, included young girls, boys, and babies.“This wickedness must be brought to an end. We implore the justice system to move fast in punishing those who commit these heinous crimes, whoever they are. “This will not be tolerated from citizens or from foreigners who abuse the privilege of living in our country,” she said.President Sirleaf urged the National Legislature to pass the Gender Equity Bill.According to President Sirleaf, the passage of the Gender Equity Bill, proposed by the Women’s Legislative Caucus, will protect the rights of women in the country.She urged members of the 53rd Legislature to give consideration to the budgetary implications to enable women to participate and be protected.“As a mother and a female leader, the record is clear on my response to the issues of women and children, particularly in support of their economic participation, their participation in governance, and their protection from violence,” she said.She explained that the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (EPAG) has trained an additional 1,000, which adds to the 3,400 young girls already trained. She mentioned the new innovation that trains women to become operators of motorcycles (Pink Panther) and vehicles (Women behind Wheels). She said that much is being done to educate girls and to promote literacy among market women, adding that enrollment of girls in schools is now almost equal to boys, but more must be done to empower them. “We cannot develop this country if we fail to fully use all its human resources. In truth, we cannot progress without the active, enlightened participation of both genders. “We must enact laws that protect our girls and women. I have thus submitted the Domestic Violence Act, which I trust you will soon enact into law,” she added.Meanwhile at a recent 16 Days of Activism celebration in Liberia, Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Ducan Cassell said 1,088 gender based violence cases were reported between January and September 2015.She said in 2014, 720 cases were reported as rapes with 657 victims being under the age of 18 and five between the ages of 5-14 years. Out of 1,088 GBV cases, she said 588 were rape cases, with 239 being children below 16.Minister Duncan added that seven of the victims who were below the age of 14 died as a result, adding that two adults also died from rape.“Of the 1,088 perpetrators, only 344 were arrested and 210 have been indicted, while 21 have been convicted and are serving their prison terms. 17 cases were dismissed due to lack of evidence,” she said.She said Montserrado County accounts for the highest reported rape cases while Rivercess County accounts for the lowest reported cases of rape.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Agwanda wins back-to-back Monthly Award

first_imgHe got a unanimous majority vote to beat Nakumatt’s Joe Waithira in the poll conducted by Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Committee.“It wasn’t an easy decision to rejoin Sony more so after many people had written me off. But the results are there for everyone to see. We were in a difficult position when I came back but we have already made the impossible possible,” said Agwanda.“It is a great feeling to become the first player to win this award twice. I thank God for everything and the coach for instilling confidence in me. Our target still remains to flnish top five.Sony Sugar’s Enock Agwanga became the first ever player to win the SJAK/SportPesa Player of the Month Award back-to-back.Sony coach Paul Odhiambo was equally elated at Agwanda’s recognition.“I thank God for his (Agwanda) recognition. He deserves it and it is a morale booster to the team.  We had targeted top five and we believe it is still achievable. Destiny is in our own hands,” said Odhiambo.Agwanda, who rejoined Sony in the mid-season from Ushuru FC, scored four goals and provided two assists to his team-mates as the Awendo-based side continued with their resurgence in the Kenyan Premier League.The burly striker netted his first goal of the month from the spot in their 3-1 victory over relegation threatened Thika United on August 5 before scoring the lone goal of the match away to Ulinzi Stars (0-1).EnochAgwandaHe went on to hit a brace against Kariobangi Sharks (2-0) to take his season tally to nine goals as he helped Sony to move into the top half of the table after ending the month with a barren draw against Tusker.For his impressive performance, Agwanda was awarded Sh100 000, a trophy and a 49-inch LG TV courtesy of the sponsors, while the tenth placed Paul Odhiambo’s side team got an extra Sh100,000 for their contribution to the player’s exploits.Agwanda couldn’t hide his joy after receiving the award for a month he played with a hamstring injury. He thanked his teammates and the technical bench for making their relegation survival possible.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Enock Agwanda posing with the trophy and LG TVNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – Sony Sugar assistant captain Enock Agwanda became the first player ever to win back-to-back SportPesa/LG/SJAK Player of the Month awards after being named the best player for August at the Awendo Green Stadium on Thursday.The former Gor Mahia and Sofapaka forward picked up his second successive award after continuing with his sparkling scoring form last month.last_img read more

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