Tax Policy and Administration officials in CARICOM Member States jointly tackle…

first_imgCARICOM Secretariat’s Evelyn Wayne on Monday addressed the Opening of a two-day  CARICOM-OECS Base Erosion Profit (BEP) Shifting Workshop  in Jamaica. The Workshop is providing CARICOM Member States with the opportunity to discuss the impact and progress of the BEPS Project in the Region and to share experiences that demonstrate good practices related to BEPS priorities and their implementation. Meeting Participants. CARICOM Secretariat’s Evelyn Wayne is front row, 2nd from right. General Assembly of Regional Tax body underway in St. Kitts… It is focussing on the BEPS Minimum Standards addressing preferential regimes and double taxation agreements as priorities for CARICOM Member States. Facilitators, including OECS experts, will share international experiences regarding the implementation of BEPS minimum standards. Tax policy Advisors and Administration officials from CARICOM Member States will exchange views on the policy reforms and decisions that may be required to align the Region’s tax regimes with the standards and requirements regarding international taxation matters. In the end, participants are expected to identify an indicative BEPS implementation agenda to be pursued by CARICOM Member States. Here are  extracts from Ms Wayne’s presentation: I believe that CARICOM States have been quite interested in the roll out of the BEPS project because of the issues we have confronted as individual States in dealing with large multinational corporations as well as a Community as we work together to administer the intra-CARICOM Double Taxation Agreement.  That agreement is intended to promote trade and investment within CARICOM but instead, appears to have been used as an instrument in corporate tax planning schemes. We hope, through the application of some of the BEPS measures and the previously made decision to amend the CARICOM agreement to explicitly incorporate tax transparency provisions, to address those loopholes that several countries have identified overtime.Within the last nine months or so, the BEPS project has taken on enhanced relevance to CARICOM States as a result of the European Union’s tax good governance initiative which has resulted in several CARICOM States being blacklisted as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and having to make high level commitments to undertake tax reforms by December 2018.  CARICOM States have expressed their concerns about the approach utilized by the European Union in blacklisting sovereign States as well as the extremely short implementation timeframe that has been thrust upon us.  However, CARICOM States also recognize the necessity of keeping their tax systems under review to ensure that their taxation strategies are consistent with mutually agreed international best practices while at the same time delivering the tax revenues required to drive growth and development in our Community.  This Workshop therefore became a priority as BEPS participation is one of the criteria used by the EU to evaluate third States.So, in having to accelerate our participation in the BEPS inclusive framework, this workshop presents an opportunity for tax policy and administration officials in CARICOM States to inform themselves about the BEPS project and to obtain a solid understanding of the elements which would be priorities for us.   We have represented in the room today – 10 CARICOM Member States and the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre which has been working with Member States to modernize their tax systems.  I therefore hope that before we adjourn tomorrow we have the makings of a CARICOM BEPS technical agenda that we can collaborate on advancing in the near future.  This expectation is based on the commitment of CARICOM States, as expressed in the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that they will coordinate and harmonize their tax structures in the interest of the shared goal of regional economic prosperity. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 25, 2017center_img You may be interested in… Region’s Tax Administrators meet in Turks and Caicos IslandsTransforming Tax Administrations in the Age of Digitalization is the focus of the 25th Biennial General Meeting and Technical Conference of the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA), being held in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCI’s Revenue Department is hosting the 22-26 July 2019 event. COTA Conferences debate…July 26, 2019In “CARICOM”Stakeholders discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industryThe ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is…March 27, 2017In “CARICOM”Statement – Prime Minister Rowley to Parliament on CSMEConceived as an instrument to facilitate economic development, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) is the manifestation of the intent to deepen the integration process that began with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973.  That Treaty was later revised and the Community is now…December 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

first_img(CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from Japan to CARICOM States for over two decades. Over the past seven years, massive Sargassum influxes have been having adverse effects on national and regional economies in the Caribbean, with substantial loss of livelihoods and economic opportunities, primarily in the fisheries and tourism sectors. Large Sargassum influxes had been experienced in this region in 2011, 2014 and 2015, but it reached unprecedented levels in 2018, with more Sargassum affecting the Caribbean for a longer period of time than had previously been observed. Consett Bay, on the east coast of Barbados, also experienced major Sargassum inundation during 2018. It is estimated that clean-up could cost the Caribbean at least $120 million in 2018. The CRFM Ministerial Council adopted the “Protocol for the Management of Extreme Accumulations of Sargassum on the Coasts of CRFM Member States” in 2016. The protocol has been guiding the drafting of national Sargassum management protocols for Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with support from the CC4FISH project, an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Sep 4, 2020 Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Oct 7, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett The financial burden of Sargassum on Caribbean fisher folk(Barbados Today Guest Column)The massive influx of sargassum seaweed to Caribbean waters since 2011 has had a number of negative touch points on the fisheries value chain, resulting in a catastrophic hit to the livelihoods of Caribbean fisherfolk, particularly in the harvest sector. In spite of impressive demonstrations of adaptability…December 5, 2018In “Agriculture”Fisheries officials from CRFM Member States meet in St. Kitts and Nevis for annual ForumBELIZE CITY, BELIZE (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will convene the 17th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum on 20-21 March 2019 at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Agriculture, Health, National Health Insurance, Human Settlements, Community Development, Gender Affairs,…March 20, 2019In “Associate Member States”Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the…October 10, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Sep 10, 2020 In the coming weeks, the CRFM Secretariat will lead extensive consultations with key national stakeholders in the public and private sector, including interests in fisheries, tourism, and environment, as well as with coastal communities and other related sectors. Remote surveys and field missions in select Member States will provide a broad knowledge-base on exactly how the phenomenon has been affecting the countries. Through the project, the CRFM will identify heavily affected areas, the time and frequency of extreme blossoms and accumulation of Sargassum, the quantity of accumulation, and elements associated with it, such as the species of fish and types of debris. A review of the history and scope of the impacts (both positive and negative) will be conducted and the extent of financial losses quantified. The CRFM will also identify research and countermeasures taken by the national governments, regional organisations, research institutions, and other development partners and donors. Finally, the study will suggest actions and scope of support that Japan may provide to help the countries address the problem. During the study, the CRFM will engage other regional institutions such as Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC), the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the University of the West Indies (CERMES-UWI), the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, (CIMH), the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission. The CRFM will also engage development partners which have been doing Sargassum-related work in the region, including the FAO, UN Environment Regional Coordinating Unit, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and IOCARIBE, the Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), an agency of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). According to the CRFM, Sargassum influxes disrupt fishing operations through gear entanglement and damage; impeding fishing and other vessels at sea; reducing catches of key fisheries species, such as flyingfish and adult dolphinfish; changing the availability and distribution of coastal and pelagic fisheries resources; and disrupting coastal fishing communities and tourism activities. However, this challenge has also inspired innovative interventions, and opportunities for revenue-generation include value-addition through the production of fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, animal feed, and biofuel. The CRFM notes, though, that the financial or other benefits remain to be quantified. The Sargassum phenomenon is believed to be driven by several factors, including climate change and increased sea surface temperature; change in regional winds and ocean current patterns; increased supply of Saharan dust; and nutrients from rivers, sewage and nitrogen-based fertilisers. 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Guyanese inducted into ICAO Hall of Fame

first_img Aug 4, 2018 Mar 1, 2016 (Guyana Chronicle) THE International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), through its South American Regional Office (SAM Office), has inducted a Guyanese civil aviation pioneer into its Hall of Tribute to South American Aviation Pioneers, located within the SAM Regional Office in San Isidro, Peru. The event took place as part of a series of activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the SAM Regional Office on December 7 last year, ICAO said in a release. The image and a brief history of the work of Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Compton Courtney Hutson are now among several South American aviation pioneers decorating the Hall of Tribute of the SAM Regional Office. Colonel Hutson’s early experiences in aircraft maintenance carved a vision which he pursued with a quiet passion, ICAO said, adding that it was this passion that led to the establishment of a formal training institution and an approved maintenance facility with procedural guidelines, through which young Guyanese can receive professional development. CAL is official airline partner of IACO Air Transport… ICAO President arrives ahead of aviation conference Nov 20, 2018 Safety, security in Regional aviation to be harmonised-… center_img Mar 21, 2018 You may be interested in… ICAO to host major confab here As an aircraft engineer, Col. Hutson was responsible for the effective maintenance of a fleet of aircraft at the Guyana Airways Corporation. He was later transferred to the Guyana Defence Force with the rank of Major, where he attained certification in helicopter maintenance, becoming the first Guyanese to hold a dual aircraft maintenance engineering licence. Read more at: Guyana Chronicle Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… ICAO to host major confab here– to address sectoral challenges,future of aviation GUYANA has been chosen to host the first ever International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference 2018, which will see heads of 192 member states meeting here to discuss challenges and future collaborations within the sector. The five-day event is billed for…March 21, 2018In “Transportation”192 countries heading to Guyana for ICAO Air Transport Meeting…Field says 16 hotels booked, Guyana all set (Guyana Chronicle) GUYANA is all set to host for the first time the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting from November 21-23, 2018, with several large companies indicating sponsorship of the event. The conference will see discourse on maximising economic…August 4, 2018In “CARICOM”ICAO President arrives ahead of aviation conference(Department of Public Information) As Guyana prepares to host the 2018 meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on air transport, ICAO’s President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has arrived prepared to put his full support behind Guyana in the conference. Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI) at…November 20, 2018In “Business”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Theme of ‘Transformation’ important – CARICOM Chair at 49th…

first_img UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… Oct 15, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Sep 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020 (Press Secretary, PM St. Kitts and Nevis) St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, who holds a seat on the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is attending its 49th Annual Meeting, which is taking place from 5-6 June 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Financial Secretary for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mrs. Hilary Hazel, who is the country’s Alternate Governor at the CDB, is also in attendance. Chairperson of the Board of Governors, the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis heartily welcomed Prime Minister Harris and his fellow attendees at this morning’s Opening Ceremony. The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis is Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Planning and Development. The Chairperson described the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors as a very important event for the Caribbean region and further noted that, “The high-level policy discussions that are expected to take place over the ensuing days, and the decisions emanating therefrom, will undoubtedly serve to strengthen even further our efforts and aspirations towards sustainable development.” Oct 1, 2020center_img On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… She continued, “This year’s theme Transformation is especially pertinent to the region, as this meeting presents an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, approaches and innovation, and the further opportunity for us to learn from each other whilst we place the region’s development at the forefront.” On behalf of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and the CDB’s other Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), Prime Minister Harris, in turn, responded to the Chairperson’s Welcome Address, giving an overview of developmental challenges and ending with words of optimism for the future, as well as appreciation for the warm hospitality extended to the meeting participants. “The theme of Transformation, of course, is an important one for all of us, and we are happy that we are focusing on that particular matter at this time,” the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said near the outset of his presentation. Prime Minister Harris later added, “We are happy to be here, and we are happy that we continue to focus on the perennial challenge which has faced our region from time immemorial – the challenge of ensuring development that is inclusive, development that is taking place at a rapid enough rate to ensure that our young and vulnerable populations can feel that they are part of progress and development in the region.” All of the powers of the CDB are in the hands of the Board of Governors as the highest policy-making body. The Board of Governors, which meets once a year in one of the member countries of the CDB, can delegate its powers to the Board of Directors except on certain matters such as: the admission of new members, amendment of the Charter, election of Directors and the President, and termination of the operations of the CDB. During the two-day meeting, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, who chairs the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will be apprised of important operational developments and their implications for the Bank’s day-to-day management. Prime Minister Harris and his colleagues will also discuss ways to further enhance the CDB’s effectiveness and responsiveness to its Borrowing Member Countries. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… St. Kitts-Nevis Government Targets October 2020 to Re-open… St Kitts and Nevis PM calls for more integrated approach to Region’s challenges[Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis] Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, has suggested that Caribbean countries should take a fresh look at a more integrated approach to tackling the Region’s development challenges. Speaking at the…May 22, 2015In “CARICOM”St. Kitts and Nevis hosts CDB’s 45th AGMBarbados – St. Kitts and Nevis will host the 45th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott Resort in Basseterre. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10am on Wednesday, May 20. The Meeting will be live streamed at…May 19, 2015In “CARICOM”CDB Chairman Urges Bank to Transform, Evolve for Caribbean  April 11, 2019, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) must not view its ongoing transformation as a finite exercise, but must continue to evolve once this phase is completed, so that it can respond effectively to the changing needs of the Region. Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Planning…April 11, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in…last_img read more

Dana Names New VP of Global Logistics

first_imgTOLEDO, OH — Dana Corp. this week named George Wilkinson to the position of vice president of Global Logistics. In this role, Wilkinson will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing Dana’s global logistics strategy. He will maintain authority and responsibility for all transportation within Dana Corp. Additionally Wilkinson will develop a transportation function, which will be designed to more effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of the company’s global transportation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wilkinson joined Dana from General Motors, where he most recently served as executive director of Global Logistics with responsibility for GM’s global logistics supply chain. In this role, he led the efforts of four regional directors to ensure the implementation of a globally cohesive supply chain strategy. Wilkinson joined General Motors in 1984, serving in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in the materials, inventory, purchasing, quality assurance, logistics and delivery disciplines. Among these positions was a three-year assignment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he served as logistics manager for General Motors Argentina. For more information about Dana, go to: www.dana.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

AIAG Board Appoints New Member

first_imgDETROIT — The board of directors of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced that Gerald “Jerry” Craig, manager, administration and e-business for Caterpillar Inc., has been appointed to the association’s board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Craig joins the board that represents a cross-section of member companies from automakers, truck manufacturers and suppliers. The board provides strategic direction and oversees AIAG’s collaborative efforts to be the catalyst for the global automotive industry to establish a seamless, efficient and responsible supply chain. Areas of key initiatives include automatic identification, collaborative engineering and product development, e-commerce, electronic data interchange, early warning standards, finance, health, materials management, occupational health and safety, regulatory issues, returnable containers, telecommunications, and truck and heavy equipment. Craig has 37 years of experience in a variety of capacities for Caterpillar. In his current role, he manages operational and administrative support for more than 3,000 truck, marine and industrial dealers, including the deployment of e-business solutions. His responsibilities also include the coordination with Caterpillar distributors, marketing profit centers outside North America and the marine and industrial global product business units. Previously, he held positions in marketing and sales support, product support and information technology. He began his career at Caterpillar in the company’s information systems college graduate training program. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a minor in physics from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He resides in Congerville, IL. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Scenes From Softball Little League District Championship Games Played In Los Alamos

first_imgBoth teams pose for a photo at the conclusion of the second game of the District Championship hosted by Los Alamos County Little League played on Lou Caveglia Field at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The Los Alamos All Stars played the Pojoaque All Stars in the best of 3 game series on this past Saturday and Sunday. Game one was won by the Pojoaque All Stars 6-5. The game was close but the aggressive base running kept the Los Alamos team on edge the entire game. In the second game, the Pojoaque team kept the pressure on the Los Alamos team with their aggressive base running and once again it paid off and they won 8-6. The Pojoaque team progresses to the state competition July 12-14 in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comBase runner Marisa Martinez scampers between Sophia Martinez and Sabrina Ferran as they scramble for the ball, which was late and low. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comHanna Bergemann was the lead pitcher for the Los Alamos team and pitched a complete game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comAlyssa Moline flies into home plate as the catcher for the Los Alamos team, Sydney Kitts waits for the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comThe pitcher Hannah Bergemann tried to put the tag onto Marisa Martinez but the ball was late. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comLauren Goodblanket tries to put the tag on Robyn Carpenter but was not successful as Makaela Mondragon backs her up on second base in the third inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comSophia Martinez gets a nice hit in the third inning, but it was caught for the 2nd out of the inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comSabrina Ferran gets under the ball for the 2nd out in the 5th inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comDanalysa Rodriguez tags Alyssa Molona for the 2nd out in the 6th inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comSophia Martinez picks up a grounder in the 6th inning, but the throw was late at first for the out. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comSophia Martinez tries to steal second base in the 6th inning but Allayah Rios is waiting for her with the ball for the first out in the 6th inning as Manique Arrietta backs her up. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Scenes From Los Alamos Deputy Chief Assessor Joaquin Valdez Retirement Party

first_imgFrom left, former Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson, Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez and Assessor Ken Milder gather together during Valdez’s retirement party Thursday afternoon in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Valdez worked for Los Alamos County since 2000. He started as a senior appraiser and was promoted to Chief Deputy Assessor in 2008. Regarding his time working in the County, Valdez said, ‘It’s been a great experience. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.’ As far as his future plans, Valdez said he will relax a bit as well as focus on his business, which is a gas station, convenience store and bar in Cebolla. He added, ‘I’ve enjoyed my time … and I look forward to my next chapter. I appreciate all the hard work of all the County Assessor staff and much thanks to Ken (Milder) for entrusting me with the responsibility of the office.’ Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comNerio Gurule of the Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office and his wife, Brenda, take part in Deputy Chief Assessor Joaquin Valdez’s retirement party Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Carlos Valdez, Chief Deputy Joaquin Valdez’s brother, Andrew Velasquez, Carlos’ grandson, and Joaquin’s mother, Teddie, take part in the celebrations Thursday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comA crowd of County employees take part in the festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comSenior Assessment Specialist Betty Martinez cuts the retirement party cake. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

United Church Vacation Bible School Kicks Off Aug. 4

first_imgThe United Church of Los Alamos offers Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children and their parents. The United Church of Los Alamos is at 2525 Canyon Road and families can call 505.662.2971 to register. UCLA News: “VBS is a fun, engaging way to learn and be part of Church community as we engage the scriptures,” Youth Pastor Keith Lewis said.center_img VBS is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., each Sunday in August beginning with a hamburger and hotdog kickoff Sunday, Aug 4. The theme is, Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Tell the Truth.last_img read more

Free Science Saturday: Make A Rain Cloud In A Bottle

first_imgScience Saturday is 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater. NMMSH News: The museum campus facility includes: the Museum of Space History, International Space Hall of Fame, John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, Daisy Track, Clyde W. Tombaugh Education Center, New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, Astronaut Memorial Garden, Hubbard Space Science Research Building, and Museum Support Center.  Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month. It is designed to be a fun and educational program for kids of all ages, with a different scientific focus each month. Dedicated Oct. 5, 1976, as the International Space Hall of Fame, the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s mission is to inspire and educate, to promote and preserve, and to honor the pioneers of space exploration. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and stresses the significant role that the state of New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program through collecting, preserving, and interpreting significant artifacts relevant to the history of space. ALAMOGORDO ― Did you know you could make a rain cloud in a bottle? Join Museum of Space History Education Director Dave Dooling Saturday, Aug. 10 for Science Saturday. He’ll be offering free hands-on demonstrations that show how weather and air conditioning work by putting the squeeze on gases – or by letting them relax. About the New Mexico Museum of Space History: www.nmspacemuseum.org. The New Mexico Museum of Space History at 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Mailing: PO Box 5430, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430) is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Governor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Programs and exhibits are supported by the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation through the generous support of donors. For more information call 575.437.2840 or toll free 1.877.333.6589. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.last_img read more