Join Charizma Dezonie at 7PM, Est for another installment of LIFE with special guest Mark Hayles is an independent ERP Solutions Architect and Business/Systems Analyst. In performing these roles, Mark works closely with business leaders to gain better insights into business operations and technology led transformation. Mark is adept at ERP processes and works with project teams in the implementation of ERP systems, particular with business/data analysis and migration from legacy systems. Mark is passionate about people and inner city development and is one of the founding partners of the Better Local Business Agency - which supports small inner city businesses with technology that improves business performance. Mark's main focus areas are:: Small business strategy development Application development Systems and process integration - SAP, Sage, OpenERP Open source technology development Business/System Analysis and BI - Oracle 11g, OBIEE, Access, MS Excel (read more)
JOIN US IN BROOKLYN SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 FOR GO-CARIBBEAN
GO-CARIBBEAN! (GC) is a strategic initiative by Anchor Strategy Group (Anchor) - a dynamic Brooklyn-based firm providing integrated management consultancy solutions for small and mid-size businesses. GC's primary mission is aimed at furthering the development and support of Caribbean business across the region and continent of North America. >>> read more
Kevin possesses strong international business, financial management, business strategy development and analytic expertise. He has combined these skills with his passion to help businesses grow to form Anchor Business Consultancy. Anchor’s mandate is to help private businesses and governments to develop and navigate the nuances of changing and competitive market places. Over the last three and a half years, Kevin has worked with a number of business owners and government clients in the areas of strategy development, project management and training. >>> read more here
BARBADOS AND DELTA AIR LINES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM
NEW YORK AND ATLANTA TO BARBADOS
Service to Begin Twice Weekly on December 4, 2014, with first ever nonstop on Delta Air Lines from JFK
R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani
after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service.
NEW YORK (June 25, 2014) – Barbados and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announce a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Caribbean island. Travelers from the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. now have a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island, with nonstop flights beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.
Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta, traveling to Barbados and on to New York. (read more)
ONGOING WORKSHOPS FOR IMMIGRANT ENTREPRNEURS IN NEW YORK STATE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2014
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR
FREE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING SEMINARS IN FLUSHING
New York – The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) will open registration on June 30, 2014 for a free entrepreneurial training seminar for immigrants to be held at the ONA Opportunity Center, located at 138-46 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354. The seminar will take place on July 10, 2014 at 10am. This seminar is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s opportunity agenda for New Americans, which aims to help immigrants fully participate in New York State’s civic and economic life. The ONA Opportunity Center is hosted locally in Queens by the Flushing YMCA New Americans Welcome Center.
“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)
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Top Five Reasons Why Trinidad & Tobago is the Place to Visit This Fall/Winter
The dual-island nation is well positioned to cure wanderlust of travelers young and old
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – August 19, 2014 – With summer coming to an end, travelers are eagerly seeking the above-the-ordinary Caribbean experience for the fall and winter season. Trinidad & Tobago, home to the largest Carnival in the region and well-known for its remarkable festivals, also offers gastronomical allure from around the globe, a dynamic cultural history, the largest brain coral in the world and the Western Hemisphere’s oldest protected rainforest. Here, the top five reasons why Trinidad & Tobago continues to attract travelers looking to satisfy their wanderlust. >>> read more
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
Change Requires Additional Experience for Superintendents
New Grant Provides Training for Expanded Professional Development and Instructional Practice to Support Principals
NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced changes to Chancellor’s Regulation C-37 (Selection of Community Superintendents) which will raise the qualification standards and expectations for superintendents. Superintendents must have at least ten years of pedagogic experience, including at least three as a principal, and must have a proven record of success advancing student learning and facilitating community involvement and input in the schools. These changes demonstrate the Chancellor’s commitment to the role of superintendents as community and instructional leaders ensuring quality in our schools.
The changes to the regulations also increase the rigor and objectivity of the selection process through an improved online application. Applicants will submit essays and references, requiring candidates to demonstrate an ability to support principal leadership, and emphasizing that, once hired, superintendents will continue to further student learning and engage parents and families. Along with the C-37 changes, Chancellor Fariña announced a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation for the training and support of superintendents so that they can provide professional development for principals. (read more)