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BAHAMAS Viana Gardiner Heads OPM Deliverables Unit

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – Counsel and Attorney-at-Law, Mrs. Viana Gardiner has been appointed head of the Deliverables Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister.  The announcement was made by Anthony Newbold, Press Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister during his regular Tuesday Press Briefing at the Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street.The appointment of Mrs. Gardiner fulfills a promise made by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis in the last quarter of 2017, to promote good governance and accountability within the various government ministries, agencies, departments and corporations, through the establishment of a Deliverables Unit.The Deliverables Unit will be responsible for tracking projects and initiatives set out and agreed to by the Prime Minister, and establishing timelines for the completion of such projects. The Unit will do the same for projects of various ministers and ministries.  The Deliverables Unit will also assist in the Prime Minister’s push towards a greater “Ease of Doing Business” in The Bahamas.A member of the Board of Directors of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, Ms. Gardiner co-chairs the BCCEC’s Ease of Doing Business Division.Press Secretary Newbold said Ms. Gardiner brings a wealth of experience to her new position, having previously served as Director of Trade for the Government of The Bahamas.  In that position, she had carriage of the Government’s international trade policy and promotion including matters related to the Government’s bid to accede to the World Trade Organization (WTO); implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement between CARIFORUM and the European Union and negotiation of a successor agreement to CARIBCAN. Ms. Gardiner also had responsibility for industry and manufacturing development.Ms. Gardiner currently serves as Deputy Chief of The Bahamas Trade Commission and has previously served as Acting Director of Investments with the Bahamas Investment Authority, Office of the Prime Minister, where she was tasked with the responsibility for encouraging and facilitating foreign direct investments into The Bahamas and investment policy development and promotions.Ms. Gardiner has also previously served as Secretary/Vice Consul to The Bahamas’ High Commission to Canada with emphasis on trade, investment and commercial matters.Release: BISlast_img read more

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Restoring and preserving Balboa Parks antique carousel

first_img May 18, 2018 Updated: 10:50 PM Sasha Foo, 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 SettingsBALBOA PARK (KUSI) — For almost 100 years, it’s been one of the signature attractions at Balboa Park. Now, a local non-profit has launched a fundraising campaign to ensure that the historic carousel in the park will entertain many generations to come.When the Friends of Balboa Park arranged to buy the carousel from a private owner in San Diego last spring, it also decided to set a fundraising goal of $3 million to pay for the purchase and restoration of the 1910 Herschell — Spillman carousel.The antique carousel features more than 50 animals, including horses, a reindeer, giraffes, frogs, a dragon and pigs. There are probably fewer than a dozen of these antique menagerie carousels still operating worldwide which also allow riders to play a game called the “brass ring.”The carousel which came to California in 1912 became a permanent attraction at the park in 1922.Carousel manager Bill Brown told us the motor that powers the carousel is the original. Also original, the band organ that churns out sheet music with hit melodies from 1910.Although a schedule of regular maintenance and paint touch-ups have kept the carousel operating for almost a century, the executive director of the Friends of Balboa Park said it’s time for major restoration work.John Bolthouse said the group’s fundraising campaign will pay for improvements such as treating the building that houses the carousel for termite infestation, as well as installing new wiring and a sprinkler system.Some of the funds will also be spent on enhancing the appeal of the area around the carousel, As Bill Brown, the carousel manager told us, the only downside of the carousel occurs when the ride ends, “and the kids don’t want to go and it’s hard to get them off the carousel.”Looking ahead, the Friends of Balboa Park hopes the antique carousel with its fantastic menagerie of creatures won’t ever have to stop and can keep on riding into the future.If you would like to donate, click HERE. Posted: May 18, 2018center_img Restoring and preserving Balboa Park’s antique carousel Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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