Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 (by Shorrell Dames @magneticmedia1) – The Ministry of Education is making a teachers’ training investment, which is expected to benefit schools in the country. Seventeen individuals have been selected to participate in the Caribbean Vocational Qualification program. The National Training Agency from Trinidad commenced training on August 24th and will run until September 11th.Permanent Secretary, Cherylann Jones says, “the introduction of the CVQ program intends to strengthen technical and vocational education in TCI.” The CVQ training, which is to be held at the Airport Inn Hotel in Provo, includes food preparation, construction, data operations, customer services, and early childhood education. Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean vocational qualification, cherylann jones, cvq, trinidad Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands TCI Finance team in Trinidad on ‘Road Show’
Local tobacco trader Momtaz Uddin of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, presents a brass boat replica to state minister of social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed upon his joining AL for the third time. Photo: Prothom AloLocal tobacco trader of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, Momtaz Uddin, 60, joined the local Awami League on Monday. This is the third time he had joined the party. He joined the Jatiya Party once in the past and joined BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) twice.Momtaz, son of the late Soimuddin from Barghria village in Aditmari, is famous in the area for altering his political affiliations often.A ceremony, held to celebrate his latest change, was attended by AL member of the parliament of Lalmonirhat- 2 and state minister of social welfare, Nuruzzaman Ahmed. Momtaz presented him a brass boat replica, the electoral symbol of AL.He spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20,000 people and erected six extravagant gates for the celebration.Momtaz said, “It’s true that I have shifted my party allegiance several times, but I don’t want to do it anymore. Awami League is the best political party in the country, the most people-centred party. There is much scope to working here, so I return again and again. Pray that I do not have to change it again.”The grand feast yesterday included beef and mutton along with pilau. About 300 persons wearing special T-shirts made for the occasion were busy cooking and packing the items.Momtaz Uddin spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20 thousand people. Photo: Prothom AloMamunur, son of Momtaz said, ‘My father loves to treat people and so he bought five cows and 15 goats to treat the special guests and the local people.”Momtaz made his first move from Jatiya Party to AL in 2011. Later, when he was denied his wish to become the union AL president in 2012, he joined BNP. Again in 2016, before the union parishad polls, Momtaz went back to district AL. However, failing to gain the AL ticket for the polls, he returned to BNP that year.Momtaz joined AL for the third time Monday evening at the ceremony at Mohishkhocha multipurpose high school and college compound.State minister Nuruzzaman, as chief guest, said, “Awami League is a development-oriented party. New faces as well as those who left the party before may join. We want to serve the country together.”AL general secretary and district council chairman Matiar Rahman along with the district AL vice president Sirajul Haq were special guests there while Nabiar Rahman, the union AL president, presided over the programme.Abdul Mazid, member of the ward-4 at Mahishkhocha Union Parishad, observed, “Such an extravagant programme was never held over here before.”Nuruzzaman Ahmed, an auto-rickshaw driver at Bargharia (Sardarpara) said, “Only Momtaz Uddin can say which party he is going to join at any time. Only he can say how long he will remain with AL.”*The piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English, by Nusrat Nowrin.
In this file photo taken on 20 January, 2014, an unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 per cent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, some 300 kilometres south of Tehran on 20 January, 2014 as Iran halted production of 20 per cent enriched uranium, marking the coming into force of an interim deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme.Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.”If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz, we can announce the opening of the centre for production of new centrifuges” for uranium enrichment, said Salehi, a vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, according to conservative news agency Fars.”What we are doing does not violate the (2015 nuclear) agreement,” he said, adding that a letter was submitted to the IAEA “yesterday regarding the start of certain activities”.He specified that this was just the start of the production process and “does not mean that we will start assembling the centrifuges”.Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can build parts for the centrifuges as long as it does not put them into operation within the first decade.Salehi also emphasised that these moves “do not mean the negotiations (with Europe) have failed.”European governments have been trying to salvage the agreement ever since the United States announced its withdrawal last month and said it would reimpose sanctions on foreign companies working in the Islamic republic by November.The other parties — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have vowed to stay in the accord but many of their companies have already started to wind down Iranian operations.On Monday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Europeans that “Iran will never tolerate both suffering from sanctions and nuclear restrictions” and called for preparations to speed up uranium enrichment.Iran insists its nuclear programme is for civilian uses only, but opponents in the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia accuse it of seeking to build an atomic bomb.
Third-grader’s marriage foiled A class-three girl was saved from early marriage at Puthiabaria in the municipality area on Friday thanks to the prompt action of the local administration.Executive magistrate Anisur Rahman foiled the marriage of 11-year-old Banna Khatun with Abdur Rahman, 18, of the same area.The would-be groom and his relatives fled after the magistrate arrived.The mobile court fined the girl’s father Muktar Hossain Tk 5,000. It took undertakings from Banna and Rahman’s fathers who promised not to marry off their underage children before they reach adulthood.