Previously, Ceneco has already apprehended several illegal gadgets and filed electric pilferage cases against its users./PN She urged the public not to be easilypersuaded by gadgets that offer savings or reduction of electricityconsumption. She added that member-consumers canpay their bills to Ceneco offices or any of the authorized payment centers suchas Alvio Business Centers, SM, Savemore, Banks, among others. “Past due bills are not accepted inthe centers,” Jayme noted. In an advisory, Ceneco general managerLolita Jayme, reminded member-consumers to promptly pay their bills nine daysafter receipt. Otherwise, their account will be automatically considered pastdue. BACOLOD City – Starting this month,the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will strictly implement a “onebill policy.” “We will not hesitate to file cases against posers or scammers victimizing unsuspecting consumers,” she also said. “Failure to do so would mean youraccount will automatically become past due,” Jayme explained, saying it isconvenient to pay the bills promptly to avoid receipt of notice ofdisconnection.
- CARICOM, Mexico to cement ties against common challenges
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CARICOM heads of government with the president of Mexico at the CARICOM-Mexico Summit in Bridgetown, BarbadosBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (GINA) — The second CARICOM/Mexico summit opened on Monday in Bridgetown, Barbados with acknowledgement of the need for a strengthened alliance against the common challenges of citizen security, transnational crime and sustainable human development.Trade, investment, tourism and cooperation are expected to feature prominently over the two-day event but CARICOM leaders are also looking forward to a meaningful outcome on natural disaster risk reduction and the environment.Under two existing programmes; the Meso-American Territorial Information System and the Meso-American Environmental Sustainability Strategy; experiences are to be shared on regional co-ordination system for natural disaster risk reduction and projects in the areas of bio-diversity and forestry, climate change, green growth and sustainable competitiveness. Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar joined his other colleague Heads of State in CARICOM at the summit, looking forward most of all to an engagement with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon on strengthening responses to challenges in the social, economic and political realm.While accrediting the new Mexican Ambassador to Guyana Francisco Olguin on May 10, Ramotar conveyed the high value which the Guyana government believes the forum can engender with the challenges facing today’s world.He said that in the current global environment, all countries have become forcibly aware of the need to work together for a common good and hailed the bilateral relations between the governments of Guyana and Mexico especially as it relates to advancing the political economic and social objective on regional and international issues.CARICOM secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque, in his remarks at the opening of the summit on Monday, made reference to the support that Mexico rendered to Haiti, including the recent visit by Calderon as a symbol of the Latin American country’s deep commitment to the revival and reconstruction of the country. Given that the CARICOM/Mexico summit took place days after the devastating earthquake in 2010, LaRocque said both sides assumed the commitment of creating new measures to alleviate, in the medium and long-term, the challenges that Haiti is facing.The inaugural summit was held during “testing times” according to chairman of CARICOM and president of Suriname Desi Bouterse, who made reference to the recovery efforts by several member states from the global financial and economic crisis and the fact that discussions then were anchored around the need for a strategic partnership common to all states to address those challenges.He noted regrettably, however, that the “stranglehold” of the crisis remains somewhat unabated and, as small vulnerable economies, countries are still seeking strategies to counteract the debilitating effects of the crisis. “It is also fitting that our agenda will focus on some areas of mutual concern, including citizen security and transnational organized crime, issues which have had a harmful effect on our countries, destabilizing our societies, and hampering economic development,” Bouterse said.Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in his address said that at this unsure point in time of world affairs, the most significant input that Mexico can make to the cause of Caribbean development is that of advocacy because of its role as current chair of the G20. “I must articulate here some of CARICOM’s critical concerns, which include: the slow process of reform of the multilateral institutions and the uneven results to date; the continued lack of representativeness and transparency of the G20 which, as the Commonwealth secretary general has recently said, may represent 90% of global GDP but certainly not 90% of the world’s countries; the worrying signs that we have moved from the rich man’s club of the G7 to the big man’s club of the G20, whose members are more united in telling non-G20 countries what they should do than in prescribing for those within their own fold,” Stuart said.He also spoke of ‘constant tilting of playing fields and moving of goal-posts in the G20’s response towards Caribbean-based international financial centres, notwithstanding the fact that the bulk of proven money-laundering, inadequate regulation and tax avoidance has occurred in the financial centres of Europe and the United States of America.The Barbadian prime minister highlighted the need to promote the supportive policies of the small vulnerable economies in the areas of financing for development, aid for trade, and addressing the issue of indebtedness; the need to reassert the grave threat posed by climate change.Mexico holds the distinction as the first country to form a Joint Commission with CARICOM, to identify and promote economic, political and cultural co-operation initiatives.The signing of a technical co-operation agreement in 1990 to promote transportation, language training, agriculture and agro-industrial development, maritime education, disaster preparedness and management, and climatology further cemented relations between the two.As a result, partnerships were forged between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and CENAPRED the Mexican disaster preparedness and management agency, and between the Caribbean Meteorological Institute (CMI) and, the Mexican Institute for Water Technology. Financial services, security, health, energy and climate change were incorporated as the cooperation evolved. Mexico is chair to the upcoming G-20 summit and the government has identified green growth, food security and infrastructure as the priorities.Caribbean News Now 10 Views no discussions Share Tweet
- St. Louis students create mosaic from acts of kindness and prayer
Batesville, IN—St. Louis School had dedicated the 2019-2020 school year to honoring our Blessed Mother, and to coincide with the year of Our Lady in the St. Louis Parish. The children started off the beginning of the year by adding pieces to a mosaic of the Miraculous Medal. Each time a student did an act of kindness, said a prayer, or forgave someone, they would add a piece to the mosaic.The students were almost finished with the mosaic when the school year ended abruptly due to COVID-19. The faculty asked students to say family rosaries in order to finish adding the letters around Mary, and with all of the students’ help, the Mary mosaic is now complete. The mosaic was located outside of the principal’s office and students all year long have added their pieces to the mosaic. Mr. Moller said how much he enjoyed chatting with the kids as they would tell him what kind deed they performed to be able to add a mosaic piece.