RelatedWorkshops for Energy Services Companies RelatedMore Time to Consider Concerns of Flexi Work Arrangements Persons Removed from PATH Can Appeal to Parish CommitteesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Persons Removed from PATH Can Appeal to Parish Committees LabourSeptember 9, 2014Written by: Marlon Tingling Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is advising persons, who feel that they have been unjustly denied access to, or removed from the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), to make a report to the appeals committee in each parish.Mr. Kellier, who was speaking during a tour of the Ministry’s Hanover parish office on Friday, September 5, said persons have been complaining that they are not on the PATH list, or that they have been taken off for various reasons.“What I want the public to know is that in every parish, there exists an appeals committee and if for any reason, you have been unjustly removed from the programme or you have not been given access to the programme, make an appeal…so that your case can be revisited,” he stated.He also urged the officers to help dispel “this belief that persons with fridges, stoves and televisions in their houses are not eligible (for PATH)…it’s not true.”Minister Kellier also reiterated his call for PATH beneficiaries to honour their obligations to the programme, including ensuring that children regularly attend school and clinic.“The children must go to the clinic…and they must go to school at a minimum of 85 per cent of the designated school time…otherwise they will find themselves being removed from the programme,” he noted.PATH has an annual budget of over $4 billion and the stipulations must be met as the Government is compelled to make reports to the multi-nationals that fund the programme.Minister Kellier said the Government continues to receive rave reviews from its Caribbean counterparts for its handling of the PATH programme.He said, “The PATH programme is the flagship poverty (reduction) programme of the Government and it is the best run programme in the entire Caribbean when it comes to social protection. Other governments are sending their representatives here to learn from us about how we run this programme because the international agencies have confirmed that Jamaica has one of the best run social protection programmes.” Photo: JIS PhotographerLabour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, addresses staff of the Ministry’s Hanover parish office last Friday, September 5, after a tour of the facility. RelatedCentenarian Receives Gifts from Social Security Ministry Story HighlightsLabour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is advising persons, who feel that they have been unjustly denied access to, or removed from the PATH, to make a report to the appeals committee in each parish.Persons have been complaining that they are not on the PATH list, or that they have been taken off for various reasons.Minister Kellier also reiterated his call for PATH beneficiaries to honour their obligations to the programme, including ensuring that children regularly attend school and clinic.
Jakarta Public Works Department has announced a plan for the Pluit Dam dredging program.According to beritajakarta.com, the officials plan to dredge about 200 thousand cubic of sediment from the mentioned area.Regarding this cleanup plan, Jakarta Deputy Governor, Basuki T Purnama, stated: “Sediment dredging in Pluit Dam will not be enough to restore the dam’s depth and width to its ideal size. But, we better start early than do nothing. We should at least make progress.”Dredging on the west side of Pluit Dam will be prioritized, said Basuki.“We could not dredge the east side just yet because there are 1,400 houses there. We’re worried that if the area is dredged, it will incur casualties,” he concluded.[mappress]Dredging Today Staff, May 28, 2013