Having helped more than 75 tertiary students to a college education amid challenging economic times, organisers of the CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K are hoping to raise $15 million for the academic and sporting development of more students through the University of West Indies’ (UWI) Scholarship Fund.UWI’s all-important run/walk will begin and end at the UWI Mona Bowl on the morning of Sunday, November 15.The 5K run will begin 7 a.m. and will be followed by the Kids K at 8 a.m., which will enter its second staging. Registration will open next week and the cost to participate is $1,000.This fourth renewal aims to target Jamaicans abroad, members of the general public, running/walking enthusiasts, as well as charitable donors and companies.The event was launched under the patronage of the honourable Douglas Orane and Donette Chin-Loy Chang, widow of G. Raymond Chang yesterday, at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track.Chang, now deceased, was a co-founder/co-patron, while wife Donette Chin-Loy Chang will serve as patron in his honour.Importance of educationDouglas Orane, event chairman/co-patron, said: “Ray would say this all the time: ‘Education is the great leveller and we need to use that in order to advance everybody in life’.”I look forward to seeing all of you here and to the support that you have given us over the years, individuals and committed corporate sponsors,” he continued.UWI Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald, lauded the event.”Many of the students who receive the CB Group UWI 5K scholarships are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. The opportunity afforded them as a result of this event will impact not only their lives, but generations to come,” he outlined.Since starting in 2012, the initiative has been able to raise $38 million, while last year’s proceeds enabled UWI to award 25 scholarships valued at $8,500,000, as well as to donate a Thermocycler (PCR machine or DNA amplifier) for $1,400,000 to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation.Matthew Lyn, chief operating officer, CB Group, noted: “The CB Group UWI 5K has grown in a short space of time into an event which not only impacts the university community but the entire country, as these scholarship recipients will one day contribute significantly to the development of Jamaica in their respective fields.”
zoomImage Courtesy: OOCL UK-based containership charter owner Global Ship Lease saw its net income for the quarter drop to USD 4.2 million from USD 6.8 million reported in the first quarter of 2017.The company’s operating revenues were at USD 36.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, down from USD 39.6 million seen in the same period a year earlier.“In the first quarter, we continued to maximize the value of our contract coverage with top-tier counterparties by maintaining full employment across our fleet of mid-sized and smaller containerships,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.During the quarter, GSL reached an agreement for the extension of its charter for the 8,063 TEU containership OOCL Qingdao with Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).The extension commenced with effect from March 11, 2018, at a fixed rate of USD 14,000 per day.Additionally, on March 1, the company agreed to acquire a 2005-built, 2,800 TEU containership for USD 11.3 million. Following delivery, which is expected to be during the second quarter of 2018, once the existing charter terminates, the vessel will commence charter employment with CMA CGM for a period of 12 months at a fixed rate of USD 9,000 per day.“As we have successfully extended charters that support our strong cashflows, we are beginning to capture the benefits of a marked strengthening that is underway in the market for mid-sized and smaller vessels,” Webber said.GSL informed that the long-term market trends driving the appreciation in mid-sized and smaller containerships “continue to be robust, with limited vessel ordering, a strong global economy, and idle capacity of the global fleet at a very low level of less than 1.5%.”
Drummers smudge, sing Mi’kmaq Honour Song at Halifax #JusticeForColten rally @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/R5DsNO7XOW— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) February 10, 2018 Over 1000 people at Justice for Colten Boushie in Saskatoon pic.twitter.com/CF8GaDxHku— Chris Stewart (@aptnchris) February 10, 2018 ‘There was no justice served here today’: Jade Tootoosis spoke Friday night after Gerald Stanley acquitted in shooting death of her cousin, Colten Boushie #JusticeForColtenBoushie pic.twitter.com/ir0oFzs46M— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 A look at the Winnipeg rally in support of #JusticeForColtenBoushie – Photos from @bhobs22 pic.twitter.com/UPM5J0n8VY— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 APTN National News reporter Brittany Hobson covered the Winnipeg rally, it started at the Oodeena Circle and ending at the Law Courts of Winnipeg and to the RCMP “D” Division. Skookamina Marchand from the Syllx FN #JusticeForColten @APTNInvestigate @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/Gx7zfAAuoN— Robert Anson Smith (@kingcomeVJ) February 10, 2018 APTN Investigates reporter Rob Smith was at the rally in Vancouver. Martha Troian APTN Investigates At the Lil’ Bans Hockey Tournament in Dryden, Ont., players participated in a moment of silence for the injustices and racism thath Indigenous face and pray for healing and the coming together of all people. Rallies planned as calls for change follow Saskatchewan verdict https://t.co/2y564PmsEI @katmarte #JusticeForColtenBoushie pic.twitter.com/Fy1W3bSXjL— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 Many drums out today. Asking for change. @APTNNews @APTNInvestigate #mb #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/sEUd0mDCyE— Martha Troian (@ozhibiiige) February 10, 2018 On February 14th, 2pm CST, InFocus will take a look at rural racism in Canada and the Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie case. At least 100 ppl + counting have come together in #tbay after Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of young #ColtenBoushie in SK. @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/1OYM8EBlcH— Willow Fiddler (@WillowBlasizzo) February 10, 2018 #JusticeForColten #IdleNoMore #Toronto pic.twitter.com/wQ5YIWp52V— Beverly Andrews (@APTNBeverly) February 10, 2018 Over 1000 people showed up at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon to show solidarity and support for the Boushie and Baptiste family. APTN National News reporter Chris Stewart was there. APTN Investigates reporter, Martha Troian attended Winnipeg’s rally at the RCMP “D” Division. Participants chanted, “No Justice, No Peace” after the drumming. Many supporters adorned with signs to their backs with words that read, ‘Justice for Colten.’ More photos by APTN National News reporter Brittany Hobson. Tim Fontaine from The Laughing Drum with APTN was at the rally in Winnipeg. Is there a problem with racism in rural Canada? #StanleyTrial pic.twitter.com/nAmshU2zWQ— APTN InFocus (@APTNInFocus) February 10, 2018 On the eve before several rallies unravelled across the country, Jade Tootoosis is seen here after the verdict was read declaring Gerald Stanley not guilty in the shooting of Tootoosis’s cousin, Colten Boushie. Tootoosis told the crowd the family will fight for an appeal. Arms joined in a moment of silence at the #LilBands hockey tourney in Dryden for #ColtenBoushie + the “injustices + racism” across the country incl deaths of Joey Knapaysweet + Agnes Sutherland fr Fort Albany FN after altercations w Timmins police. @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/LXCZEOiVK4— Willow Fiddler (@WillowBlasizzo) February 11, 2018 #justiceforcolten rally, Winnipeg pic.twitter.com/Q0BNRjzvUw— Tim Fontaine (@anishinaboy) February 10, 2018 Hundreds of supporters, of all ages, march through downtown Vancouver calling for justice for Colten Boushie. pic.twitter.com/B0lfg4wh31— Brittany Hobson (@bhobs22) February 10, 2018 Supporters from Halifax gathered outside of the court house, many of them holding candles and drums. APTN National News reporter Justin Brake and APTN Investigates reporter Trina Roache were at the event. David Dennis wants you to remember Colten as a little baby. #JusticeForColten @APTNNews @@APTNInvestigate pic.twitter.com/KePZXFCQh8— Robert Anson Smith (@kingcomeVJ) February 10, 2018 Many people on Twitter used the hashtag #JusticeforColten and the hashtag #IdleNoMore was also seen. APTN National News reporter Beverly Andrews was at Toronto’s rally, at least 200 people attended Nathan Phillips Square. Supporters in Thunder Bay called for justice for Colten Boushie. APTN National News reporter Willow Fiddler was there.