Owner of Alga’s organics Johanan Dujon In continuing our features highlighting Youth entrepreneurs who will display their products at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in the Cayman Islands 24-28 October 2016 we look at Alga’s Organics, owned by Johanan Dujon from St. Lucia. Alga’s Organics which was established in 2014, manufactures organic lawn and garden products using all natural constituents which build plants resilience to drought. Sargassum seaweed has been incorporated as one of the raw materials. Dec 12, 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Focus at CARICOM-Led Workshop in SVG Nov 26, 2019 Mar 20, 2020 Saint Lucian, Johanan Dujon, makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list Alga’s also offers green waste management solutions such as Seaweed containment & removal services as well as landfill green waste diversion services. Algas Organics products are manufactured and sold in St. Lucia. According to owner Johanan Dujon the demand for organic lawn and garden products is increasing both locally and throughout the region as consumers become more aware of some of the health implications of synthetic chemicals (pesticides, fungicides etc). Our strategy for expansion entails building capacity, strengthening research & development, and increasing marketing efforts, Dujon said. In relation to ways in which he plans to keep your business relevant and sustainable he explained that innovation through a wider range of lawn & garden products which extend to natural pesticide and fungicide formulas utilizing local raw materials would be pursued. We will continue our marketing efforts to cement ourselves as the green company, and diversify our offerings to include organic food products amongst others. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jan 26, 2020 CDB Supports Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Trinidad You may be interested in… Barbados Youth Leaders Participate In National Consultations… Share this on WhatsApp
Oct 6, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 The conversation followed high-level professional conceptual and technical preparatory work with the THE team conducted by The UWI Pro Vice-Chancellors Densil Williams [Planning and Strategy] and Richard Bernal [Global Affairs]. Commenting on the University’s performance in the ranking scheme, Vice-Chancellor Beckles noted, “Entering officially into the rankings for the first time required tremendous mobilisation of resolve and resources. While we are very pleased with our entry ranking, alongside the largest, wealthiest universities, private and public, in the biggest countries, we recognise that we cannot rest on our laurels, not even for ten minutes, until we have reached top ten status in the next ten years.” He added, “We know what we have to do and our team is getting on with it.” This news of the regional ranking comes as The UWI celebrates its 70th anniversary and the University now has its sights set on the results of the global university ranking to be released in September 2018 in Singapore. “Radically enhancing the international reputation and status of The UWI is our ultimate target. To this end, we have embarked on an aggressive global strategy,” said Vice-Chancellor Beckles. In recent years, The UWI has established centres in Suzhou [China], New York [USA], and Lagos [Nigeria] with others being discussed for Canada, the European Union, Latin America, and the UK. As a result the University is positioned as one of the most globally engaged universities, a development that positively influenced this top third ranking in the Caribbean and Latin America. It Is Our CXC: Let Us Work Out A Solution – Amb.… CDB Approves Grant to Enhance Remote Learning for The UWI… CXC Chairman Convenes Independent Review Team The UWI, University of St Martin Sign MOU, Marking Historic… You may be interested in… The UWI salutes CDB on its golden anniversary(The University of the West Indies Press Release) The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Caribbean Development Bank on its 50th Anniversary. The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Fifty years ago, in 1970, as the fledgling nations of…February 21, 2020In “CARICOM”New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world(The UWI Press Release), September 27, 2018—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that The…September 27, 2018In “CARICOM”The UWI Climbs to Top 4%(The UWITV Press Release) At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill Campus on October 17, Vice-Chancellor, of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional University had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its debut last year.…October 21, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 28, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… July 18, 2018 (The University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Press Release) —After two years of intense effort and strategic interventions, on July 18, 2018, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) received news from The Times Higher Education (THE) that the University has been ranked 37th among the best 129 universities in its 2018 Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings. The UK-based company behind the world’s most influential university ranking judges world-class universities based on rigorous criteria which include performance indicators grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). According to Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “The UWI has been preparing itself for its first official hemispheric ranking since launching its current Triple A Strategy (Strategic Plan 2017-2022), entitled Revitalizing Caribbean Development.” During a June 2018 interview with the Times Higher Education and THE World University Rankings in London, Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles discussed the sustainability of The UWI’s commitment to excellence, particularly with reference to the security of funding obligations expected of regional governments and the growing involvement of the regional private sector.
Faith Leaders’ Consultation convened in Guyana on… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Read more at: The Guardian You may be interested in… Jun 3, 2019 Rose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover (The Guardian) The Church of England’s first black female bishop has been appointed by Downing Street. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, was announced as the new bishop of Dover. Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for… Jul 2, 2019 Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for more minority leaders(BBC) The leadership of the Church of England needs to better reflect the minorities who make up its congregations, the UK’s first black female bishop has said. Caribbean-born Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin said her appointment should broadcast how diverse the Church was. She described being racially abused in the street recently,…July 2, 2019In “General”Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of…March 8, 2015In “Associate Member States”‘Black Panther’ inspires Suriname NGO to push education, youth developmentThe Black Panther movie has inspired a group of concerned people in Suriname to sponsor more than 1, 000 local students to see the blockbuster, news outlet Caribbean News Now has reported. Caribbean people, from The Bahamas to Guyana, are among the actors in the highly acclaimed, superhero movie. Produced by…March 23, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Hudson-Wilkin, who was born in Jamaica, was introduced by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, at St George’s C of E school in Broadstairs, Kent. He described her appointment as “groundbreaking and historic” and said it was one of the most exciting appointments the church had made for a long time. The new bishop and Welby spent 40 minutes answering questions from pupils. Hudson-Wilkin said she saw herself as “pretty ordinary – not necessarily ‘the black priest’ – but a priest with the good fortune to be black”.
CARICOM Heads of Government, the Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and other CARICOM Representatives are participating in a number of engagements on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.See photos of some engagements: Secretary-General with Ibrahim Thiaw, Exec Sec of UNCCD CDEMA’s Ronald Jackson updating CARICOM SG on situation in The Bahamas, at CGI private Round-table CDEMA’s Ronald Jackson talks with former US President Bill Clinton at the CGI private Round-table SG in conversation with PM of Aruba Evelyn Wever-CroesShare this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthensThis strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns. This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and…October 22, 2018In “CARICOM”Caribbean Energy Security Initiative to get US funding(CMC) – The United States says it will provide two million US dollars to the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI) to identify projects aimed at strengthening and promoting mutual interests to pursue “a shared vision of a secure, prosperous and democratic Western Hemisphere together.” A US Department of State statement,…October 3, 2018In “CARICOM”First CARICOM-India Summit to be held WednesdayCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque anticipates that diplomatic political cooperation between the Community and India will deepen when the two sides meet on September 25th in New York. Heads of Government of CARICOM will have discussions with Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in the first CARICOM-India…September 24, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
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. 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 DIAMOND BAR, CA — The results of the SEMA Board of Directors election are final. Mitch Williams has been elected SEMA Chairman of the Board, Vehicle Performance Systems Inc.; and Jim Cozzie was chosen as SEMA Chair-Elect, B&M Racing & Performance Products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe association’s Board for 2005-2006 is as followed: Ralph Accinno, Racer’s Equipment Warehouse Inc.; Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products; Joel Ayres, Leer Truck Accessories Group; Paul “Scooter” Brothers, Competition Cams Inc.; Craig Chatt, Lund International; Doug Evans, Primedia. Other members selected were Dennis Gage, My Classic Car, Bradley David Productions Inc.; Anne Graves, SECO Performance Centers; Kathy Bybee Hartzell, duPontREGISTRY.com; Dick Hill, Centerforce Clutches; Anne K. Johnson, California Truck Works Inc.; Patrick Judge, Keystone Automotive Operations; Chuck Lombardo, California Street Rods; Dennis Overholser, Painless Performance; Bill Perry, Bill Perry & Associates; Bob Price, Reliable Automotive; Rick Rollins, Superchips Inc.; Richard Sherman, Baer Brake Systems; Russell Stephens, MSD Ignition; Steve Swanson, Foster-Babcock & Associates; Bob West, Westin Automotive Products and Jon Wyly, Arrow Speed Warehouse. Corky Coker was selected as Immediate-Past Chairman, Coker Tire Co. Inc.; and Russ Deane was chosen as Legal Counsel, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane. _______________________________________ 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 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. 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.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – William (Bill) C. France, 74, chairman of International Speedway Corp. (ISC), passed away yesterday in Daytona Beach, FL. Funeral arrangements are pending. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Effective immediately, ISC Chief Executive Officer James (Jim) C. France will assume the role of chairman. “For over four decades, Bill stood at the helm of a growing national phenomenon,” said Jim France. “He successfully guided the sport into the American mainstream and elevated NASCAR racing to the pinnacle of motorsports. Bill was an extraordinary steward of the sport our father, ‘Big’ Bill France, founded over 60 years ago, and he led ISC on its tremendous path of success since taking the helm as chief executive officer in 1981. “Bill led the company’s extraordinary growth during his tenure,” France continued. “In addition, he also established a strong foundation for the continued success of the company. He instilled into ISC’s culture the insight, vision and leadership necessary for the company to continue building upon his accomplishments well into the future. Our strong management team remains in place, complemented by a fully committed board of directors, and we remain intently focused on successfully leading the company into the future.” “My father will be sorely missed, not only by our family, but by all the lives he touched over his many years in the sport,” said ISC President Lesa France Kennedy. “From drivers to owners to other track operators and professionals in the racing world, Bill France served as a champion for motorsports and his legacy is the renowned success that NASCAR and ISC have, and will continue to achieve.” Advertisement Information for memorial considerations will be forthcoming and made available on http://www.iscmotorsports.com.
DETROIT — Edward Whitacre, Jr., former chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., will become chairman of the New GM when the company is launched later this summer, GM’s interim Chairman Kent Kresa announced last week. Kresa will continue to serve as interim chairman until the launch.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Whitacre and Kresa, along with current board members Philip Laskawy, Kathryn Marinello, Erroll Davis, Jr., E. Neville Isdell and President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick “Fritz” Henderson, will serve as the nucleus of the New GM board, providing management oversight and a continuing commitment to transparency and world-class standards of corporate governance. The six other members of the current board will most likely retire no later than the approval of the sale of GM assets to the new entity. A selection process is currently underway for four more directors to serve on the board of the New GM. In addition, the Canadian government and the new UAW Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) will each nominate one director, bringing the total number of New GM directors to 13. Whitacre, 67, was chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1990 to 2007. During his tenure, which began with Southwestern Bell, Whitacre led the company through a series of mergers and acquisitions — including that of AT&T in 2005 — to create the nation’s largest provider of local, long distance and wireless services. He serves on the boards of ExxonMobil Corp. and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Texas Technological University. Advertisement “The appointment of Ed Whitacre as chairman represents a very auspicious beginning for the New GM,” said Kresa. “We look forward to working with him to complete the reinvention of GM and maximize the enormous potential of this new enterprise.” “I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical juncture and take part in its reinvention,” said Whitacre. In other personnel news at GM, it was announced on Friday that Bo Andersson, group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, has decided to leave GM to pursue other career opportunities, effective immediately. “Bo has made tremendous contributions to the development of our global purchasing and supply chain strategy as we’ve globalized our product line portfolios and manufacturing footprint,” Henderson said. Andersson, 53, joined GM in 1987 as a manager at SAAB AB located in Sweden. Previous appointments include executive director, Purchasing of Electrical commodities and later of Chemical commodities. He also held the position of GM Europe vice president of Purchasing. Bo was appointed vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain in December 2001 and was appointed a group vice president in 2007. The automaker said Andersson’s successor will be named in the near future.
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. 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 AKRON, Ohio — Richard Kramer has been elected chairman of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., succeeding Bob Keegan, who is retiring.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kramer takes over as board chairman on Oct. 1 and will continue as president and CEO of the tiremaker. Kramer, 46, succeeded Keegan as president and CEO on April 13. Since coming to Goodyear in 2000, Kramer has served as vice president of corporate finance, senior vice president of strategy, CFO, president of North American Tire and COO. “This is the next step and a natural evolution of the well-thought-out and orderly succession plan,” said Goodyear Director James Boland. “Bob Keegan agreed to stay on as executive chairman earlier this year to assist with the transition. Both Bob and the board felt that the time is right to complete the process.” Keegan, 63, joined Goodyear in 2000 as COO, became president and CEO in January 2003 and chairman of the board in July of that same year.,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 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. 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.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has announced that Richard “Rick” Dauch has been appointed to serve as the company’s president and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dauch succeeds Bill Lasky, who has served as interim president and CEO since September 2008. Lasky has also served as chairman of the board since January 2009 and will continue in that role. “I have enjoyed serving as interim president and CEO, and working closely with Accuride’s strong management team throughout this very challenging economic cycle. I am equally looking forward to supporting Rick and the company as I continue in my role as chairman,” said Lasky. “Rick brings us extensive experience leading complex, global businesses, an in-depth understanding of manufacturing and supply chain systems, and proven leadership skills. These make him highly qualified to lead Accuride into the upturn in the commercial vehicle industry, successfully taking us to the next level of performance and delivering exceptional results for all of our stakeholders.” Dauch joins Accuride from Michigan-based Acument Global Technologies, an industry leader in mechanical fastening systems, where he had served as president and CEO since June 2008. Dauch led an extensive restructuring of Acument, divesting non-strategic and under-performing operations, and virtually eliminating its debt, while simultaneously making critical investments and implementing LEAN systems across the remaining business units. Under his leadership, Acument emerged from the recent global recession financially and competitively strengthened. Advertisement Prior to joining Acument, Dauch served as executive vice president of Worldwide Manufacturing for American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) Inc., where he was responsible for the daily operations of 17 global manufacturing facilities and 10,000 employees. In addition to serving as president of the Metal Formed Division, Dauch held a number of leadership roles within AAM during his 13-year tenure with the company, including director of strategic planning, vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of investor relations and financial planning. Prior to AAM, Dauch led the specialty packaged products business of United Technologies’ Carrier Division. “Accuride is a financially solid company with market leading brands, a loyal customer base, and a strong foundation of world-class product and process technology. I am excited to join the Accuride team and look forward to developing and executing a plan to selectively and profitably grow the company,” said Dauch. Dauch’s corporate career was preceded by his service as an officer in the United States Army, including qualification as an Airborne Ranger and concluding with his assignment as a Light Infantry Company Commander in the 10th Mountain Division. This service followed his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He later earned dual master of science degrees in management and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advertisement Dauch serves on the board of directors of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, Spartan Motors, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Foundation and the West Point Army Football Club.