Schedule For Funeral Service For Dr. David L. Rice

first_imgWHAT: Funeral service for Dr. David L. Rice, the first and founding president of the University of Southern Indiana, officiated by the Reverend Michael Monahan, pastor of Old North United Methodist Church. More information about Dr. Rice can be found at USI.edu/Rice.WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25WHERE: Carter Hall, located in University Center West on the University of Southern Indiana campus. A map of campus with Carter Hall and University Center West highlighted can be found at USI.edu/map.VISITATION HOURS: Visitation hours for Dr. Rice will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 24, followed by a prayer vigil for friends and family, and beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25 in Carter Hall. Out of respect for the Rice family, we ask that attendees refrain from photography during the visitation.LIVESTREAM LINK: USI will be livestreaming the service through Youtube to its respective social media platforms.  If requested, an embed code may be provided to allow external media outlets to host USI’s livestream. Please contact Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist, to request the livestream embed code.MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY: Media members are invited to attend the 2 p.m. service and livestream it on their respective network platforms, if they desire. Please contact Ben Luttrull if you wish to attend and/or livestream the ceremony.PARKING: Parking lots N, I, and bay 2 of lot J will be reserved for the memorial services. 4 spaces in lot N will be reserved for media outlets. All other parking lots on campus will remain open. A map of campus with parking lots highlighted can be found at USI.edu/map by clicking the “Parking” option under Map Layers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Need some sound career advice? Just ask Dunkan

first_imgDunkan the gingerbread man has been launched to help people looking for careers in food and drink manufacturing get information on jobs and training.The animated character appears on the website of the food and drink sector skills council Improve – [http://www.improveltd.co.uk] – and will answer questions about job opportunities and qualifications.”We wanted to make finding out about careers and training more interactive,” said Sue Fairest, Improve’s skills development manager. “You can ask Dunkan very specific questions or, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, Dunkan will ask you a series of yes or no questions before suggesting areas that might suit you best.”The concept is targeted at everyone from school-leavers to adults.last_img read more

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Why Some People Get ‘Skin-Gasms’ While Listening To Music

first_imgYou know that feeling when you’re listening to a song and you suddenly feel a chill run up your spine or down your arms? It typically comes during a dramatic shift in music, but some people also feel it while looking at an engaging piece of artwork, watching a particularly emotional scene in a movie, or having physical contact with another person.This experience is called “frisson,” which in French means “aesthetic chills” and is also known as “skin-gasms,” or goosebumps. It’s the feeling you get when a sudden wave of pleasure runs through you as a result of these artistic experiences, though studies have shown that only about two-thirds of the population are able to experience it.While the details of this phenomenon are still under research, scientists have traced the origins of frisson to how humans emotionally react to unexpected stimuli in an environment. The reactions happen mostly in music when there are unexpected harmonies, sudden changes in volume, or in the entrance of a particularly moving solo. The change violates the listeners’ expectations, in a positive way, ultimately triggering a frisson reaction.Scientists Have Discovered The Area Of The Brain That Responds To MusicSo why do these thrills cause such chills? Some scientists suggest that goosebumps are an evolutionary holdover from our earlier ancestors, the hairier ones, who used an endothermic layer of heat retained beneath the hairs of their skin to keep warm. Goosebumps were the result of a rapid change in temperature, but haven’t phased out of our evolutionary trajectory since the invention of clothing. Perhaps it is starting to decline, though, as frisson is only prevalent to about 55-86% of the population.So who are the lucky ones? What types of people are able to experience these “skin-gasms”? Scientists at the Eastern Washington University set out to find out. After testing the cognitive immersion of several people listening to a variety of different songs, known to contain thrilling moments, and asking them to complete personality tests, their research concluded that listeners who experienced frisson also scored high for a personality trait called “Openness to Experience.”“This graph shows the reactions of one listener in the lab. The peaks of each line represent moments when the participant was particularly cognitively or emotionally aroused by the music. In this case, each of these peaks of excitement coincided with the participant reporting experiencing frisson in reaction to the music. This participant scored high on a personality trait called ‘Openness to Experience’.”Studies have shown that people who possess “Openness to Experience” have “unusually active imaginations, appreciate beauty and nature, seek out new experiences, often reflect deeply on their feelings, and love variety in life,” explains social psychologist Mitchell Colver. Some aspects of this trait are inherently emotional and others are cognitive, so the combination makes for an imaginative empathizer with great intellectual curiosity and appreciation of beauty.How Music Can Be Used To Influence Different Mood GoalsTheir research found that listeners were experiencing frisson as a result of “a deeply emotional reaction they were having to the music.” Contrastingly, the results also showed that “it’s the cognitive components of ‘Openness to Experience’ – such as making mental predictions about how the music is going to unfold or engaging in musical imagery (a way of processing music that combines listening with daydreaming) – that are associated with frisson to a greater degree than the emotional components.” This conclusion indicates that “those who intellectually immerse themselves in music (rather than just letting it flow over them) might experience frisson more often and more intensely than others.”The findings are now published in the journal Psychology of Music and contributes to the forever-building database of knowledge we have concerning music and the human connection. We are grateful for the precious moments music provides, and the scientific studies as to why we have certain reactions to such further proves why we Live For Live Music.Join fellow frisson-loving Reddit users in this page entirely dedicated to frisson-causing media, and enjoy this “Light” from Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2012, which Robert Randolph once told us really got him “caught up in the Phish moment.”[via Science Alert]last_img read more

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A higher profile for African studies

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Education has named the University Committee on African Studies as a National Resource Center, thereby raising the profile of Harvard’s Africa programs and bringing in grant money for programs, student travel, and outreach.Committee chair Caroline Elkins, professor of history, announced the designation in a recent letter to colleagues. The committee will receive nearly $2.5 million over the next four years.The National Resource Center program supports institutions that function as centers for teaching foreign languages, with an emphasis on understanding not just the languages themselves, but on providing a full understanding of the countries or regions where the languages are spoken.At Harvard, the work of about 100 faculty members across several schools and disciplines involves Africa in some way, Elkins said, from public health to Swahili. About 300 courses a year touch on subjects related to Africa, 31 African languages are taught at Harvard, and 50 African scholars work at the University each year in fellowships. In addition, Africa is not just a continent studied from afar. Students regularly travel there to conduct studies firsthand. This summer alone, about 150 students are working and researching in Africa.Elkins said the designation wouldn’t have been possible without a triple-threat core of Africa-centered activity. While the committee helps to coordinate activities, connect scholars, and foster scholarship across the University, the Department of African and African American Studies, chaired by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, provides an academic home for studying the continent. Similarly, Elkins said, the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, headed by Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor, provides a focal point for scholarly research.“It is a reflection of how well we do African Studies at Harvard,” Elkins said.As much as the University already offers in study and research on African countries, people and languages, Elkins said students are quite advanced.“The demand from the students, we just can’t keep up with it,” Elkins said. “Students are way ahead of us.”In her letter announcing the designation, Elkins thanked “Harvard’s Africanist faculty and staff” for their dedication to teaching and research. Elkins also thanked President Drew Faust, Provost Steve Hyman, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael Smith, and Dean of Social Science Stephen Kosslyn for internal support that led to the award.last_img read more

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NECI to close Essex campus, consolidate operations in Montpelier

first_imgThe New England Culinary Institute s Board of Directors announced today that it has approved recommendations proposed by the school s administration to unify campuses to its Montpelier location, while at the same time expand both the scope of NECI s educational offerings and the options for delivery of those programs to students.Moving the school s residential students into a single campus location (the school currently has operations in both Montpelier and at The Essex, formerly the Inn at Essex in Essex ) will allow NECI to achieve both the financial benefits of unification as well as related educational, creative and operational synergies, school officials said.As a result of the changes approved by the Board, student housing, administrative offices and classrooms now located in Essex Junction will transition to Montpelier by September, according to the Dick Flies, Executive Vice President. However, the institute will continue to have a presence at The Essex as a preferred internship site, as well as a site for short courses and private events.According to administrators, the changes approved by the Board at its meeting this week will allow NECI to continue a direction that began last year, as the 29-year-old culinary school evolves from one primarily focused on preparing students to create and serve food at fine dining establishments, to a far more diverse culinary college offering a broad range of food-related specializations. I am very pleased that the board has approved our request to accelerate our transition to a culinary college concept, said Dick Flies, Executive Vice President of the institute. The opportunities this presents for NECI, students, faculty and staff are truly exciting and forward thinking. NECI has been one of the premier institutes in the United States focused on technical training of cooks and chefs. Our graduates work in many of the finest restaurants in the country as well as internationally. We will continue that long-standing tradition while adding an exciting and diverse variety of options through the culinary college umbrella, stated Paul Sorgule, Provost.But the primary motive for both the campus unification and the expansion of programs, according to members of the school s administration, is to make certain that NECI not only keeps pace with the rapidly evolving food industry, but continues to be a leader in that field. The overarching objective is to provide high value in the educational offerings the NECI provides its students, officials said. As one of the nation s top culinary schools, NECI takes seriously the need to be in the forefront of food education, said Fran Voigt, President and founder of the school. With all of our best resources our students, faculty and staff on one campus, our already high level of creativity, ingenuity and excellence will only improve. Through the expanding culinary college concept and our evolving  ducation offerings, NECI will be able to remain a leader in this competitive and critical industry.Among the topics that will be the focus for course, program and continuing education offerings will be sustainability, food safety, food distribution systems, food teacher training, product development, food-related media as well as on-site cooking in various commercial and non-commercial venues.The college will offer a range of associate and baccalaureate degrees, and will make those degrees available to resident students as well as to students who take courses online. We are excited about the changes NECI is undergoing and the opportunities presented to The Essex, said Jim Glanville, Vice President and General Manager of The Essex. While still being a valued partner of NECI, The Essex will be able to exercise a more flexible culinary offering to our guests resulting in even greater menu creativity and improved service. We look forward to a continued partnership with NECI and playing a role in their future growth, all while enhancing the guest experience and the culinary theme at our exceptional destination resort. The planning process surrounding the transformation of NECI to a culinary college concept represents the most exciting and dynamic move since the inception of the institute in 1980, said Paul Sorgule, Provost. Viewing educational opportunities for a broader audience of stakeholders in all aspects of the food continuum from farmer and producer to researcher, writer, distributor, preparer and server will allow NECI to stand out as a leader in food education in a state that truly defines the direction that these industries, nation-wide need to move. We are excited about the opportunities ahead, the chance to truly allow students to Discover Vermont and make an impact on the growth of Vermont as the leader in a new food movement.The transition to the Montpelier campus is expected to be completed by the start of the academic year in September.Source: NECIlast_img read more

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Farmingville Woman Nabbed for Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sabrina JungA Farmingville woman has been arrested for hitting a 14-year-old boy with her vehicle and fleeing the scene two months ago, Suffolk County police said.Sabrina Jung was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting resulting in serious physical injury and insurance fraud.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives alleged the 35-year-old woman hit the victim on Blue Point Road in Farmingville in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 27.The teen was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a head injury.A passerby had called 911 after finding the teen lying in the roadway.Jung will be arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Boris Žgomba for the sixth year in a row on the ECTTA Executive Board

first_imgPhoto: ECTAA “The whole world this year faced an unprecedented health crisis, for which no one had a strategy ready, and the travel industry, especially travel agencies and tour operators, are among the most affected. The situation is certainly difficult and complex, but it is not insurmountable, but ECTAA, which brings together 70.0000 agencies at EU level, must play a key role.”, Said Žgomba, adding that tourism is an industry that generates 10% of GDP, 12% of employees, and is also the fourth export category of the EU whose consumption generates more than 400 billion euros in revenue. As one of the main priorities in the next term, he pointed out the strengthening of awareness, both among the European Commission and national bodies about the importance of agencies for the overall tourism and economy. “It is a great honor, but also a responsibility, to be elected a member of the Executive Board of ECTAA, an association that is a key stakeholder in the European tourism sector and has an indispensable role in the process of recovery of the sector., said Žgomba, who was previously the president of ECTAA from 2012 to 2014, after that he is still in the executive bodies of the Association, and otherwise he is the president of the Board and co-owner of Uniline, the leading Croatian tour operator.center_img ECTAA brings together national associations of travel agencies and tour operators of 30 European countries, including 27 from the European Union, and represents about 70.000 companies. It also has four international members from Israel, Malaysia, Morocco and Tunisia. The Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce became a member of ECTAA in 2015 on the principle of shared membership with the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies. Boris Žgomba, President of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Executive Board of the European Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA), was re-elected as a member of the ECTAA Executive Board at their semi-annual assembly in Athens.last_img read more

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ESG roundup: EU benchmarks, disclosure regs get final rubber stamp

first_imgTwo of the three regulations making up the legislative part of the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan will be officially published later this month after the EU Council today adopted the texts in question.The step is purely procedural, because the political agreement on the regulatory proposals was reached earlier this year: February in the case of the now-finalised regulation to create new categories of climate-related benchmarks and require sustainability-related disclosures for all benchmarks, and March in the case of the regulation introducing disclosure obligations for institutional investors relating to environmental and social matters.Today’s announcement by the body of EU member states comes after index provider MSCI announced it had created provisional climate indices designed to meet minimum standards for the two new EU climate benchmark categories: EU Climate Transition Benchmarks and EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks.The final requirements for the benchmark types are not yet known, but the index provider said it had decided to launch the provisional indices in order to help clients evaluate and test them. Requirements for the two new types of EU climate benchmarks will be set out in delegated acts to be adopted by the European Commission following public consultation.As for the disclosure regulation, the European supervisory authorities have been tasked to come up with more detailed rules and are aiming to consult on these next month or early next year.PensionsEurope and other financial industry associations recently raised concerns about the application timeline for the new EU sustainable investment disclosure rules, which the Commission dismissed.GPIF adds green bond partnershipJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to promote green and social bonds.The move comes on the heels of a decision by the world’s largest pension fund to forge a similar initiative with the African Development Bank (AfDB) four weeks ago.GPIF described the partnerships as central to its strategy to promote environmental, social and governance integration into fixed income investment.Of the partnership with EBRD, Hiro Mizuno, GPIF’s executive managing director and chief investment officer, said the fund required its asset managers to integrate ESG into their investment processes from analysis through to the investment decision.“We regard the purchase of green, social and sustainability bonds as one of the direct methods of ESG integration in fixed income investment,” he said.Mizuno added that GPIF wanted to make green, social and sustainability bonds mainstream investment products, in order to ensure sustainable performance of the pension reserve fund for all generations.EBRD’s green bonds and social bonds are issued in alignment with the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles. These are administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).Paulo Sousa, EBRD’s acting vice president and chief financial officer, said: “Japan is a key and significant founding shareholder of the EBRD, whose mandate explicitly requires investments in environmentally sound and sustainable development, as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises.”Sousa said such investments were the focus of projects underpinning EBRD’s issuance of green bonds and social bonds.Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, AfDB’s president, described the arrangement as a “landmark strategic partnership”.He said it would help catalyse investment capital, create more sustainable investments and help the bank achieve its ‘High 5’ priorities to fast-track Africa’s development.Earlier this year GPIF launched its green and social bond partnerships with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).last_img read more

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Experts rate Brisbane best capital city to invest $500k in property

first_imgHouses and apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE has beaten Sydney to be voted the darling of property investment in Australia by a host of industry experts.Nearly a third of those surveyed by comparison site, Finder, nominated the Queensland capital as the best city to invest $500,000 in property.The latest Finder RBA Cash Rate Survey found Melbourne shared the top spot with Brisbane, with 27 per cent of experts and economists voting for the two cities.RELATED: Brisbane’s million dollar suburbsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCelebrity homes in Noosa00:40Brisbane has been voted the best capital city to invest in property in a recent survey. Image: AAP/Darren England.Sydney and Canberra received 14 per cent of the vote, while Adelaide and Perth were the least enticing at 9 per cent.It comes as home prices in Brisbane rose for a second straight month — increasing 0.2 per cent in August, according to CoreLogic.Finder insights manager Graham Cooke said the majority of economists chose to steer clear of Sydney as an investment choice.Sydney has traditionally been seen as Australia’s darling of the property market, but experts don’t rate it. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.“Sydney has traditionally been Australia’s darling in the property market, but it is no longer the belle of the ball,” Mr Cooke said.“Prices have just started to recover after falling nearly 15 per cent from the heady days of 2017, but sales volumes are still low and many investors and potential sellers are in a holding pattern.“While prices fell across the board, the ratio of house prices relative to income is still higher in Sydney than in other cities, which may slow the bounceback somewhat compared to Melbourne and Brisbane.”MORE: Where to buy: Bargains in the ‘burbsA Finder survey has found Brisbane and Melbourne are the best capital cities to invest in property. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoWhen asked if they felt the nation’s housing market had turned a corner, fewer than half of the experts said ‘yes’ and expected prices to continue to rise.A further 41 per cent forecast home prices to remain at their current level for a while, while only 14 per cent predicted them to fall.Mr Cooke said the survey results were an indication recent price gains were not the product of a ‘dead-cat bounce’.Apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane. Image: AAP/Darren England.“Potential first time buyers may not be buying at the bottom of the market, but there is still plenty of value to be had with home loans at record lows,” he said.It comes as the Reserve Bank of Australia today kept the official cash rate on hold at a record low one per cent for the second consecutive month.Craig Emerson of Craig Emerson Economics said the RBA is predicting another rate cut, but not until October.The RBA kept interest rates on hold at one per cent at its September meeting.“The RBA will be reluctant to use up its little remaining ammunition,” Mr Emerson said.Griffith University economics professor Tony Makin is one of 61 per cent of experts surveyed by Finder who are tipping the RBA to cut in November.“Previous RBA research suggested it takes up to 18 months for the effects of official interest rate changes to feed through to the wider economy,” Prof. Makin said.“The RBA should therefore be waiting a little longer before cutting further, especially in light of the weaker dollar of recent weeks.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane property market taking off01:21last_img read more

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LEGAL THREAT: War of words between Governor and Anguilla government continues

first_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share THE VALLEY, Anguilla, CMC – The Anguilla government Wednesday accused the British appointed Governor Alistair Harrison of using “residual powers which he alleges to have under the constitution “for banning Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson from issuing visa wavers for persons wanting to visit the British Overseas Territory. Richardson has hinted at the possibility of taking legal action against the Governor over the remarks he made when he addressed the visa waiver issue. In a statement, the government of Chief Minister Hubert Hughes said that the Governor was also selective in his criticism of the minister on the waiver issue. Earlier this week, Harrison told Richardson that he should immediately stop issuing visa waivers to persons after indicating that known criminals had benefitted from the initiative. “I have become concerned that the Minister’s practice of issuing visa waivers, which is not permitted under the Immigration and Passport Act and hence an abuse of his office, is threatening the security of Anguilla in a number of ways,” Harrison said in a statement. Harrison said that the issuance of the visa waivers legally falls under the authority of the Chief Immigration Officer and not the Minister of Home Affairs – whose portfolio includes Immigration. The government and Richardson have been at odds for some time with the British government representative making allegations of ‘misconduct in public office’ by the local government minister in the past. But in its statement, the Hughes administration said that at an extraordinary Executive Council meeting, summoned by the Governor, the British official presented a similar document in which he sought the Council’s approval. “The majority of the ministers challenged His Excellency on the content of the document. Rather than the matter being deferred as is the normal practice of Executive Council in matters that need further consideration, the Ministers of Government have observed that the Governor has chosen to exercise residual powers which he alleges to have under the constitution ostensibly on the basis of issues pertaining to security,” the statement said. “The Government of Anguilla will make a full and detailed statement within the next few days. The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walcott Richardson has instructed his Solicitors to review the Governor’s press release with a view of taking legal action for any defamation of his character contained in the release and in earlier documents issued by His Excellency the Governor.” the release added. Harrison had said that the Executive Council on Monday received a briefing on the crime and security situation in Anguilla from the Commissioner of Police, Rudolph Proctor, who explained the link between visa waivers and possible criminal activity.  The Governor said following the Police Commissioner’s presentation he presented proposals to Executive Council recommending that the practice of issuing visa waivers by the Minister of Home Affairs should cease, given the threat it presents to Anguilla’s security. “By a majority, the Ministers on Executive Council declined to accept my recommendations. I have therefore reluctantly concluded that I need to exercise my residual powers under the Constitution which enables me to issue directions to Ministers and public servants in matters affecting the security of Anguilla, for which I am responsible. “These directions suspend the practice of the Minister issuing visa waivers. The Chief Immigration Officer can still issue waivers in accordance with the established policy, but must report them immediately to EXCO,” Harrison said. The Governor said that persons who have entered Anguilla on a visa waiver will be allowed to remain for the duration of the stay that has been allowed, but will not be able to extend it.  He said persons who are nationals of countries requiring visas to enter Anguilla and who are in possession of a visa waiver but have not yet entered Anguilla should apply for a visa from the nearest British Embassy or High Commission in the usual way. CANA Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional LEGAL THREAT: War of words between Governor and Anguilla government continues by: – April 14, 2011last_img read more

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