NO. 61/2017 DATE: 6th September, 2017
REGIONAL “PILOT TRAINING CENTRE” LAUNCHED IN GRENADA
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA. September 6, 2017. The T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in Grenada is the beneficiary of an initiative that resulted in the establishment of a Regional Pilot Training Centre for low-Global Warming Potential (GWP), flammable refrigerant technology.
The Training Centre is part of a regional project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with Funding for this Project provided by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal protocol on Substances that Depleted the Ozone Layer.
This facility was officially launched by the National Ozone Unit of the Energy Division of Ministry of Finance in collaboration with UNIDO, during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at TAMCC on Friday August 25th 2017.
The symbolic cutting of the was done by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Energy, Mrs. Petra Charles-Joseph accompanied by Mrs. Ozunimi Iti, representing the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Mrs. Marlene Findlay, Dean of the School of Arts and Applied Technology (SAAT), TAMCC. Also present at the ceremony were Mr. John Auguste, Senior Energy Officer and Mr. Leslie Smith, National Ozone Officer, Ministry of Finance.
This Centre has been equipped with state of the art tools and equipment specifically designed to handle flammable refrigerants. The total cost of the equipment is in excess of EC $150,000 and include, recovery machines, vacuum pumps, refrigerant identifiers, electronics scales and leak detectors, charging stations, welding machines, multi-meters and several other tools and consumable items required for good refrigeration practices. The Training Centre will benefit not only local technicians but also the technicians in the region, who will be able to host training sessions for their student/trainees.
The ceremony also formed part of the closing exercises of a four-day Regional Train-the-Trainers workshop in low-GWP flammable refrigerants that was held for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians of five Caribbean countries namely: Bahamas, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and Grenada.
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT