4 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g Thursday26thJanuary2017 Members of the RPFAB give thanks and praise By Joanna Paris The rank and file of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda congregated at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre on Wednesday for a special service of thanksgiving and praise. The law enforcement officers took time away from their schedule to reflect on the year 2016 and to look ahead to what can be accomplished this year. Commissioner of Police, Wendell Robinson, explained that the force is committed to effectively carrying out their duties but cannot do so without the guidance and protection of God on a daily basis. Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Public Safety, Worthene George commended them for congregating for a special cause. “It is always important to give God thanks. It is also important to give your best, respect one another and trust God and believe in him”, she said. Reverend Cortwright Jarvis delivered the sermon and offered the force this advice. “Do not be conceited, be careful to do what is right in the eyes of others, be at peace with everyone, do not take revenge, leave room for the wrath of God”, he urged. The service also featured a number of musical renditions from members of the Royal Police Force.
Thursday26thJanuary2017 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 5 Trade Minister supports implementation of food code By Joanna Paris The Minister of Trade Industry and Commerce, the Hon. E.P Chet Greene, has given his support for the implementation of Codex Alimentarius (food code) in the country’s schools. Minister Greene was the featured speaker at a Codex Sensitization Seminar on Wednesday, which was organized by the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards. The forum took place at the Public Library. The Codex Alimentarius or “Food Code” was established by FAO and the World Health Organization in 1963 to develop harmonized international food standards, which protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade. Minister Greene told the participants that the seminar and workshop in critical to complete the objectives of the project, which included incorporating education/ academia as key stakeholders in the work of Codex, to help bring about the desired institutionalization of Codex as envisioned by the Bureau of Standards and IICA. “Setting a foundation in the knowledge and understanding of Codex Alimentarius will assist Antigua and Barbuda to better contribute to the development of international standards for food safety and food standards framework at the regional and international levels, in the long run, by building institutional capacity that is aligned to the purpose and mandate of the Codex Alimentarius”, he explained. He voiced his support for the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards, and Advertise with CaribbeanTimes! Contact us at Tel: 562-8688 Email: accounts@ caribbeantimes.ag the National Codex Committee in embracing the Education sector as a key stakeholder in their thrust to institutionalize Codex Alimentarius in Antigua and Barbuda. “I fully endorse all efforts to accomplish the goals and objectives for the project “Development of institutional capabilities for the strengthening and sustainability of Codex Alimentarius in Antigua and Barbuda”, before its closure at the end of this month”, SALE! SALE! he said. He also commended the organizers and facilitators of the programme for what he described as “the foresight of the outreach that will no doubt have implications for relationship between the Education sector and the standards world in the future”. Minister Greene emphasized that the education sector is pivotal for instilling “a culture of excellence” in the areas of food production and trade in food SALE! State Insurance Corporation announces the sale of damaged vehicles. Contact us at 481-7818/17/12 to make an appointment to view vehicles. Then submit sealed bid including name address and telephone number of bidder, bid value and make and model of vehicle. Address bids to Salvage Sales and drop off at our office on Redcliffe St. Our representative will contact you.