Premier Robinson delivers keynote address at first ever Outsourcing Caribbean Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 7, 2017- Ministers of Finance, Representatives from 26 countries and over 200 Participants attended the first ever Outsourcing Caribbean Conference (OCC) held in Jamaica December 6 -7, 2017. Premier Robinson, as Minister of Finance, also had the privilege of being the Patron for the Event and of having Welcome Remarks contained in the Delegates’ Brochure.The OCC is a Regional Investment Promotion Conference of Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) of which Invest TCI is an active member.In her Welcome Remarks, Premier Robinson stated, “Globally, the outsourcing industry is growing exponentially and the Caribbean is well positioned to take advantage of this growth. Already, several territories in the region are making it one of the mainstays of their economies. The industry can have a significant economic and social impact on the region helping us to achieve our developmental goals”. She continued, “This first ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference is the Caribbean’s indication to the world that we are serious about improving the conditions in our region to attract, retain and grow outsourcing businesses…The Turks and Caicos Islands is proud to support this ground-breaking initiative.”Premier Robinson’s Keynote Address provided insight into the Caribbean foray into the outsourcing sector and more specifically on developments in the Turks and Caicos Islands to attract investments. During her Keynote, Premier Robinson highlighted 7 reasons in support of the Caribbean region as prime for developing the Outsourcing Industry: Location, skilled labour, comparatively priced labour, labour retention, friendly business environment, high quality of life and modern infrastructure. Her call came for “One Caribbean” and for more collaboration amongst Caribbean countries. She used the opportunity to thank and commend the organisers Ms Diane Edwards, President of CAIPA and President of JAMPRO and Ms Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director of Caribbean Export Development Agency.In promoting TCI as a place for investors, Premier Robinson highlighted TCI’s political stability, close proximity to the USA, easy access with flights from the UK, USA and Canadian markets, no direct taxation, well – regulated financial services sector, prime undeveloped land, effective judicial system based on English Common Law and our commitment to diversify our economy.The Conference saw panelists from across the Caribbean and North America and included representatives from critical regional Institutions such as UWI, CSEC and Caricom (CSME).Jamaica’s Minister of Finance, Hon Audley Shaw was on hand to deliver the Welcome Address.Premier Robinson also had the opportunity to be interviewed on Live Radio and for Business Access TV. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos IslandsPress Release: TCIGlast_img read more

WordPress outage floods premium blogs with images of succulents

first_img We know you’re wondering, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design direction, we’re just experiencing some site issues. Hold tight.— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 11, 2019 Comment Internet Rolling Stone, 9to5Google and VentureBeat were also hit by the outage. “Big day for succulents. #WordPress,” one person tweeted. TechCrunch tweeted about the situation, saying: “We know you’re wondering, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design direction, we’re just experiencing some site issues. Hold tight.” WordPress styles being down is a reminder that old school blogs ruled— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) June 11, 2019 Ok… something’s wrong with WP[.]com… like really wrongSites were down for 30 minutes, now some of them have default themes.Check out TechCrunch’s “new” look pic.twitter.com/LfItE6G9nI— Catalin Cimpanu (@campuscodi) June 11, 2019 Big day for succulents. #WordPress pic.twitter.com/PtoyKmbKU9— Kyle Frost (@kylefrost) June 11, 2019center_img All VIP Go sites were back up and running after about three hours.  A WordPress outage left some sites with an artsy shot of succulents. Artem Russakovskii ‏via TwitterSucculents were front and center Tuesday after a WordPress outage led some sites to revert to default themes. The outage, which occurred on WordPress’ VIP Go platform, caused premium blogs to show 503 errors or go back to WordPress’ default themes. In many cases, sites featured artsy shots of succulents before a fix was issued.Outlets such as TechCrunch, 9to5Mac and BBC America were affected.  Read more: The best website builders for 2019″Ok… something’s wrong with WP[.]com… like really wrong,” tweeted Catalin Cimpanu, a reporter at CNET’s sister site ZDNet. “Sites were down for 30 minutes, now some of them have default themes. Check out TechCrunch’s ‘new’ look.” The default themes may invoke some distant blogging memories. “WordPress styles being down is a reminder that old school blogs ruled,” tweeted Mike Murphy, tech editor at Quartz. The publication also appeared to suffer from the outage. Tags 1 Share your voicelast_img read more

SpiceJet tops other carriers in load factor for September

first_imgBudget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday reported the highest passenger load factor (PLF) in the Indian civil aviation market during September.The PLF is a key indicator of the company’s performance, as it measures the average percentage of seats filled on an airline’s fleet.According to the company, the latest Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) statistics revealed that the airline’s PLF stood at 93% in September.”We continue to deliver strong performance despite September normally being a weaker quarter,” said Shilpa Bhatia, senior vice president and head of sales and distribution, SpiceJet.September was the sixth month in a row that the airline has topped the charts in terms of PLF.The airline elaborated that September was the fifth consecutive month when it maintained a PLF of over 90%. “Our on-time performance (OTP) has also shown a significant improvement over the past few months. We are confident that our new winter schedule will witness the load factors and customer confidence trending in the right direction,” Bhatia added.The airline’s OTP for September stood at 85.1% as computed for its operations across the four metro airports of Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.The airline had a market share of 12.3% in September.Currently, SpiceJet operates 250 daily flights to 40 destinations, including 34 domestic and six international cities.last_img read more