Oil companies aren’t promising to drill in ANWR…so how interested are they?

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Arctic | Energy & Mining | EnvironmentOil companies aren’t promising to drill in ANWR…so how interested are they?December 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Pond on ANWR coastal plain. Geologists have limited data about how much oil might lie beneath this part of the Arctic refuge. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Congress has opened a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.Let’s say that one more time, so it sinks in.Congress has opened a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.Even though oil production there is likely a decade out at least, it’s a pivotal moment for Alaska. It culminates a nearly four-decade battle between environmental groups and the state’s political leaders. For years, they fought over the potential consequences of drilling in the refuge — on caribou, on the economy, on the climate and on nearby communities.But now, everything that was hypothetical is going to get real. One of the big questions that could finally get answered is this: what oil companies, if any, are actually interested in drilling in the Refuge?Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20171220-02.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.For now Alaska’s top three oil companies are keeping their cards hidden. ExxonMobil declined to comment for this story. ConocoPhillips was noncommittal, saying in a statement it will “consider it against other opportunities in our portfolio, just as we do with exploration opportunities worldwide.” BP referred reporter questions to an industry lobbying group, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.And Alaska Oil and Gas Association President Kara Moriarty said she has no idea which companies might bid on leases in the Arctic Refuge.“They don’t talk about whether they’re participating in a lease sale or not because it’s a highly competitive industry,” Moriarty said.That said, there are clues that oil companies are pretty curious about the 1002 area — the 1.5 million-acre section of the Arctic Refuge Congress just opened up for development. David Houseknecht with the U.S. Geological Survey is an expert on Alaska’s oil resources. Lately, he’s been getting a lot of calls.“I’ve been contacted by companies as far away as Australia, asking, ‘well it looks like the legislation might pass that would allow exploration of the 1002 area. We are interested in evaluating whether or not we would like to participate in such a lease sale,’” Houseknecht said.Houseknecht said oil companies started asking him for information on the 1002 area’s oil potential when Senator Lisa Murkowski’s measure began moving through Congress.There are good reasons for oil companies to be asking questions. The data on how much oil is actually in the Arctic Refuge is limited — but intriguing. USGS thinks there might be between about 4.3 and 11.8 billion barrels of oil in the 1002 area — those are huge numbers. For comparison, Alaska’s second biggest oil field, Kuparuk, has produced about 2.5 billion barrels of oil.And that potential lies on shore, in a politically stable country. Those are big pluses for oil companies. Houseknecht said there’s not many other places on the planet like that.“Those combinations are quite unique when you look around the world for areas where there may be billion-barrel opportunities for discovery,” Houseknecht said.But there are also some big uncertainties. Wood Mackenzie analyst Cody Rice said thanks to improved technologies like hydraulic fracturing, oil developments in the Lower 48 are often cheaper to pursue than projects in Arctic Alaska.“It’s clear Alaska needs more development. It’s not as clear to me that oil companies need big, complicated Arctic projects right now when you can see billions of barrels in resource being added on an annual basis in West Texas,” Rice said.That’s not the only likely hurdle. It’s a safe bet that environmental groups are going keep fighting oil development in the Refuge any way they can — including in court. Erik Grafe, an attorney with EarthJustice, said Congress may have changed one law about drilling in the Refuge, but all other environmental laws haven’t gone away.“If the Trump administration tries to rubber stamp oil decisions or takes shortcuts, we won’t hesitate to go to court to enforce these environmental laws,” Grafe said.But Moriarty of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association says dealing with environmental opposition is just part of the job for oil companies.“Alaska has been the poster child for litigation cases for any type of development on the North Slope. And so I think companies sort of factor that in, in the timing and unfortunately in budgets, to have to plan for that now,” Moriarty said.Moriarty may be in the dark about which oil companies are interested in bidding on leases in the Refuge’s 1002 area. But just as environmental groups couldn’t stop Congress from allowing oil development in the Arctic Refuge, she’s doubtful the opposition will be able to stop that development from actually happening, either.Share this story:last_img read more

Political fallout and euro exit still a risk even if bailout’s extended

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The Wrap Tags: Greek debt crisis Share Monday 23 February 2015 12:03 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ A deal to extend Greece’s bailout programme could mark only a brief pause in the country’s latest saga. “If it was left with no choice but to accept austerity conditions similar to those that were in place before the election, it might feel that it had to put this to a referendum,” commented Jennifer McKeown from Capital Economics, regarding the new Syriza government. “And there is no guarantee that voters would agree to such a deal.”If such a referendum went against Syriza, it would likely lead to a default and exit from the Eurozone. Many analysts have said that the financial fallout from a Grexit and default would be low because many European banks no longer lend to Greece. But Mckeown believes debt has mostly been moved from private to public hands. Spain could see losses equivalent to 2.5 per cent of GDP, she says.Barclays’ Christian Keller added: “The acrimony of the negotiations raises some doubts about the EU’s ability to progress with its integration efforts.” Keller believes further stand-offs are likely with rise of anti-austerity parties in other countries, such as Podemos in Spain. Express KCS Political fallout and euro exit still a risk even if bailout’s extended last_img read more

Sir Philip Green sells BHS to Retail Acquisitions

first_imgSir Philip Green has sold BHS to Retail Acquisitions today for an undisclosed sum. Arcadia boss Green had owned the downmarket department store for nearly 15 years.  The 171-store retailer is thought to have been loss-making for some time, though Green said it was being “handed over in a sound financial position, with significant cash balances and banking facilities in place”.  He added: “I am pleased that we have found a buyer in Retail Acquisitions who wants to develop the BHS brand. Having acquired the business nearly 15 years ago, in May 2000, one of my clear objectives in identifying a purchaser was ensuring their desire to take the business forward. “I am confident that Retail Acquisitions have a platform to grow the business and return it to profitability.” Who is behind Retail Acquisitions? Here is everything we know about the new owners of BHS. Green praised staff and management, saying he was “deeply proud of the work ethic displayed by the very many people I have worked with for so long at BHS”.  “Most of the senior management have been with BHS for a long time and know the business very well – I am confident that they will work seamlessly with the new owners to achieve the very best for BHS,” he added.  Chairman of Retail Acquisitions Keith Smith said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to breathe new life into this iconic British high street brand. We are convinced that with strategic and focussed support we will return BHS to profitability, and safeguard the workforce. “By backing the existing management and investing in their plan, we are confident that we can build upon many of the initiatives already in place.” Smith said the business would appoint a chairman with “significant retail experience and further retail turnaround experts in due course.”  Thursday 12 March 2015 6:42 am Catherine Neilan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Sir Philip Green sells BHS to Retail Acquisitions Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

These are the best (and worst) jobs to have in 2015

first_img Share Lynsey Barber If any further proof were needed that geeks rule the world, the best jobs in the world right now are those where it’s all about having a head for numbers.Jobs which require maths skills and an understanding of figures have been rated top in a new ranking of the 200 best jobs of 2015. Actuary ranks top while mathematician is third, followed by statistician at number four and data scientist in sixth place – a job that is making its first appearance on the list with the rise of so-called big data.[infographic id=”37″]”Jobs in mathematics rank among the nation’s best because they are financially lucrative, offer abundant opportunities for advancement and provide the opportunity to do great work in a supportive environment,” said Tony Lee, publisher at jobs website CareerCast.com which compiles the annual list.IT and healthcare jobs also ranked highly with high salaries and favourable growth areas.The ranking is based on a host of factors such as salary, stress levels, outlook, physical demands and environmental factors.Physically demanding and dangerous jobs such as lumberjack, firefighter, military personnel were among the worst jobs, however, they were all pipped by newspaper reporter, which takes the title of worst job of the year.[infographic id=”38″] Thursday 16 April 2015 5:01 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express These are the best (and worst) jobs to have in 2015 center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Small firms not prepared for pension change

first_imgThursday 2 July 2015 8:30 pm Tags: NULL Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Small firms not prepared for pension change Share Show Comments ▼ SMALL businesses will struggle with the cost of the government’s auto-enrolment pension scheme, new survey figures reveal.The scheme requires both employer and employee to pay into a savings pot with tax breaks. But more than one in three firms with less than 10 employees said they would have to cap salaries or bonuses as a result, according to accounting software firm Intuit. Many small firms also underestimated the average time it takes to set up the scheme and its total cost. The cost to small firms is estimated to reach £8,900. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

Talking Sport Podcast: Mossy Quinn, David Sweeney, Laois v the Dubs and THAT interview

first_img Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp TAGSDavid SweeneyMossy QuinnTalking Sport Previous articleSecond nomination for Laois trainer as he scores 15th winner of the yearNext articleLaois school launch ‘100k for €100k’ fundraiser in aid of new astro pitch and running track LaoisToday Reporter Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th November 2020 Ahead of the Laois v Dublin Leinster SFC semi-final we’re joined on the latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast by former Dublin star Mossy Quinn, who has strong links in Stradbally through the famed Delaney family.He chats about his Dublin career, the 2005 Leinster final and how he gets plenty of support any time his club St Vincent’s take on Portlaoise!We also have former Laois footballer David Sweeney on the line.David won two Laois championships with Portarlington and was on the Laois panel that won the 2003 Leinster final but he’s immersed in Dublin GAA – with the Oliver Plunkett’s club, with county underage panels, as a referee and in his day job with DCU.Plus, Steven and Alan react to the infamous Eddie Brennan ‘interview’ and wonder can all parties involved move on from the saga.As well as that we look forward to the All Ireland camogie quarter-final involving Laois and Down and how the Laois ladies football team need their Miracle Match against Kildare on Sunday.You can listen to this week’s Talking Sport episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Podbean or below on Soundcloud.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Mossy Quinn, David Sweeney, Laois v the Dubs and THAT interviewSEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: Footballers win, hurlers lose and Eddie Brennan’s future News Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home Podcasts Sports Podcast Talking Sport Podcast: Mossy Quinn, David Sweeney, Laois v the Dubs and… PodcastsSports Podcast Talking Sport Podcast: Mossy Quinn, David Sweeney, Laois v the Dubs and THAT interview RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

“Peace Mood” Smooth Sailing until the End of the Year?

first_img By Jeong Jae Sung – 2007.10.15 7:30pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion AvatarJeong Jae Sung center_img “Peace Mood” Smooth Sailing until the End of the Year? Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter [imText1]An atmosphere of peace in Northeast Asia surrounding the Korean Peninsula has been rapidly gaining strength. Following the “October 3rd Agreement” of the Six Party Talks, which was to disable North Korea’s nuclear facilities within the year, the “October 4th Declaration” was produced. News of exchange of non-political areas between North Korea and the U.S. as well as U.S.’ humanitarian support to the North has been increasing. In Shenyang, China on the 13th, a secret contact between North Korea and Japan was opened. Song Il Ho, North Korea’s envoy to Japanese Amity Negotiations and Japan’s Northeast Asia Chief apparently met in Shenyang. Progress in large-scale North-South economic cooperation has been made as well. The possibility of establishing a resident representative team in Pyongyang and Washington next year was prematurely proposed. The actual possibility of implementation seems low, but the intent of “establishing a resident team” can be seen as creating an atmosphere of peace around the peninsula. Such an atmosphere of peace will definitively continue until the end of the year, up to the deadline for the “disablement” of North Korea’s nuclear facilities. However, in the case that North Korea promises to “report all nuclear programs” at the Six Party Talks but refuses to report the amount of plutonium and nuclear weapons in its possession, there may be tension and change. But judging by the progress made so far, it is safe to assume that it will be difficult to reverse the flow of the “peace current.” Though it is hard to predict when the positive atmosphere may suddenly change, depending on the progress made, it could continue through next year. If we clearly verify Kim Jong Il’s intent not to surrender his nuclear weapons, the situation can come to a standstill; however, the peace mood which has been culminated already cannot easily be deflated.. ▲ U.S.-North Korea Relations = After North Korea disables nuclear facilities within the year and reports all nuclear programs, it can be predicted that the U.S. will remove North Korea from the list of terrorism-sponsoring countries and from the trade with an enemy state law. Already, expectations have risen that resident representative teams will be established in Pyongyang and Washington next year. An exchange of non-political ideas between the two countries has begun. On the 6th, the North Korean Taekwondo Trial Team entered the 5-city performance tour, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra has agreed to perform in Pyongyang in February of next year. A South Korean government authority said that the North Korean Women’s Soccer Team plans to visit the U.S. as well. The U.S.’ humanitarian support of North Korea is showing signs of being resumed. The resolutions of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Assistant Secretary Christopher Hill have been strengthened, so the atmosphere of peace between the U.S. and North Korea is expected to continue. However, whether such an atmosphere of peace will help normalize relations between the U.S. and North Korea is not clear. Until now, the Bush administration has stressed that all things, including normalized relations between North Korea and the U.S., are possible if the North abandons its nuclear weapons. Immediately following the October 3rd agreement, rumors began circulating regarding the possibility of a visit to Pyongyang by Secretary of State Rice and have continued to spread since the conclusion of the Inter-Korea Summit. However, the U.S. plans to move forward only after seeing North Korea’s complete list of nuclear programs and verifying the disablement of its nuclear facilities. ▲ North Korea-Japanese Relations = The officials in charge of diplomatic normalization between North Korea and Japan held an unofficial conference in Shenyang, China. It is the first time since the moderate administration of Hukuda Yasuo that staff members from both sides have been in contact. In accordance with the changes that have taken place in North-South and U.S.-North Korea relations, the direction of the Japanese government is also expected to change. It is feasible that the Japanese abductee issue, along with other pending issues between the two countries, such as an official apology for colonial policies, etc., will be discussed. However, the outlook is not too bright. The Japanese government has requested a more intense investigation, the repatriation of all abductees, and the punishment of responsible parties; but on the contrary, North Korea has adhered to the position of “this matter has been already resolved.” Kim Jong Il is reported to have said at the October 2-4 Inter-Korea Summit Talks, “Besides the five who have returned to Japan, there are no abductees.” ▲ North-South Relations = The “2007 North-South Korea Declaration,” which promises large-scale North-South economic cooperation and the “pursuit of a declaration to end the Korean War,” has been elevating the atmosphere of peace on the peninsula. The South Korean ruling party has actively stepped forward in carrying out the “October 4th Declaration.” The Grand National Party, in regards to North-South Korea economic cooperation, has speedily promised cooperation from other parties. The five economic organizations, including Gwon Oh Gyu, the vice-Minister of Finance, are planning to send a large-scale delegation of 100~200 people to North Korea for field research in the beginning of December. Talks of a “peace regime” have been proliferating as well. However, the U.S. has held onto the position that the declaration to end the Korean War is possible only after the abandonment of nuclear weapons, demarcating a clear difference with our administration. The tension in South Korea is also at a climax. President Roh Moo Hyun’s statement, “The NLL is not a territorial line,” has drawn criticism. As a whole, support and exchanges will actively continue, and U.S.-North Korea relations and Japan-North Korea relations will ride the wave of the mood of peace. However, the North Korean nuclear issue is still surrounded with land mines.last_img read more

Integra announces manager change

first_img Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund Integra is a registered portfolio manager, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and commodity trading manager managing assets primarily for institutional investors. Keywords Fund managersCompanies Integra Capital Related news Integra Capital Ltd. says Lincluden Investment Management Ltd., an existing portfolio manager of Integra Bond Fund, will manage 100% of the assets of the fund, effective Dec. 1. Both firms are based in Oakville, Ont. Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers IE Staff last_img read more

Cabinet gives Approval for Tabling of Electronic Transactions Bill

first_imgCabinet gives Approval for Tabling of Electronic Transactions Bill UncategorizedAugust 2, 2006 RelatedCabinet gives Approval for Tabling of Electronic Transactions Bill RelatedCabinet gives Approval for Tabling of Electronic Transactions Bill Advertisementscenter_img RelatedCabinet gives Approval for Tabling of Electronic Transactions Bill FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has given approval for the tabling of the Electronic Transactions Bill in Parliament.Information and Development Minister, Senator Colin Campbell, who made the announcement at yesterday’s (July 31) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, explained that the legislation was intended to provide for the promotion and development of the legal and business infrastructure necessary to implement secure electronic commerce in Jamaica. The Bill, he said further, would eliminate barriers to electronic commerce resulting from specific uncertainties, and overwrite signature requirements.When implemented, it is anticipated that the legislation would also promote public confidence in the integrity and reliability of electronic communication and electronic transaction, in particular, through the use of electronic signatures to ensure the authenticity and integrity of electronic communication.“It will also provide for uniformity of legal rules and standards regarding the authentication and integrity of electronic communication, the electronic filing of information with government agencies and statutory corporations, and promote efficient delivery of government services by means of reliable electronic communications,” Minister Campbell said.last_img read more

More Energy, Minining and Telecommunications Boards Announced

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMore Energy, Minining and Telecommunications Boards Announced FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved a new Board of Directors for Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited; new members for the Natural Conservation Authority (NRCA); new members for Board of Examiners under the Electric Lighting Regulations as well a new Quarries Advisory Committee. These entities fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Telecommunications.A news release from the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports outlines the details.. The Jamaica Bauxite Mining Board is as follows:. Mr. Howard Mitchell Chairman. Mr. Coy Roache. Mr. Christopher Williams. Mr. Fitz Carty. Ms. Betty Ann Jones. Mr. John Lee. Mr. Ralph GordonFor the Natural Resources Conservation Authority the members are:. Mr. Pat Roseau Chairman. Mrs. Diana McCaulay. Mr. Garth Lampart. Mr. Tony Change. Mrs. Joy Douglas. Dr. Ruth Potopsingh. Mr. Christopher Stone. Ms Shirley Williams. Mr. Peter Knight. Mr. James RawleThe new Board of Examiners under the Electric Lighting Regulations is:. Dr. Audley Darmand Chairman. Dr. Andrei Cooke. Ms. Deidre S. Powell. Dr. Adrian Stokes. Mr. Fitzroy Vidal. Mr. Solomon Burchell. Mr. Duane RoweThe new Quarries Advisory Committee is:. Mr. Harold Brady Chairman. Mr. Grantley Stephenson. Mr. Tyron Chen. Mr. Coy Roache. Mr. Gary Pusey. Ms. Joy Alexander. Mr. Roger Smith. Mr. Desmond Munroe. Dr. Arthur Geddes. Mr. Glenford Watson RelatedMore Energy, Minining and Telecommunications Boards Announcedcenter_img RelatedMore Energy, Minining and Telecommunications Boards Announced More Energy, Minining and Telecommunications Boards Announced UncategorizedFebruary 5, 2008last_img read more