Teenage prisoner still at large

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTeenage prisoner still at largeBy admin – August 16, 2011 682 Print GARDAÍ are continuing to search for a man who escaped from prison authorities last week. He was being transported from Limerick Prison to the District Court on Merchant’s Quay when he fled prison custody.It’s believed the 19-year old was due before the court on foot of a previous bench warrant that had been issued for his arrest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When the case against the accused was called before the District Court on Wednesday week last, Garda Inspector Jerry Horan informed the court that the teenager had escaped from custody and was unlawfully at large.A source at Limerick Prison told the Limerick Post this week that, the prisoner slipped out of handcuffs as he was being led from a prison van into the court. Advertisement Previous articleCattle moved from farm under garda escortNext articleOff the reel – this week’s film reviews admincenter_img Linkedin Email Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Vanderbilt Planetarium Gets Renamed After $850K Donation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Revamped Vanderbilt planetarium. Pictured above is a state-of-the-art planetarium projector. (Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Museum.)The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Planetarium has been renamed The Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium following the philanthropic Fort Salonga couple’s recent $850,000 donation—a move that some worry may cause confusion.Suffolk lawmakers debated the issue Tuesday before they unanimously voted to approve a resolution changing the name of the Centerport facility, which saw nearly 10,000 visitors the first month since it reopened in March following a $4-million renovation. About 200 school children visit the planetarium and museum daily.“We’ve spent a long time branding this facility, we’ve spent a lot of money on this facility…everybody knows it as the Vanderbilt planetarium,” Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) said before the vote. “I’m a little bit concerned. I don’t want to discourage people from being philanthropic. I just hope were not hurting ourselves in the long run.”The donation, spread out of the next decade—$80,000 for the first five years, $90,000 for the second five—is the third largest in the history of the museum since William K. Vanderbilt II bequest the mansion and a $2 million trust to the county after his death in 1944 and his daughter, Muriel Vanderbilt, donated another $6.2 million.Revamped Vanderbilt Planetarium Educates and Illuminates“I’ve thought of that,” Lance Reinheimer, interim executive director of the Vanderbilt, said of the name change possibly confusing the public. “It’s a valid concern.”He added that road signs will continue to just say “planetarium” and the Reichert family name will be used mainly in correspondence and publications. It will be informally known as the Reichert Family Planetarium at the Vanderbilt Museum.“This is a private donation, it’s not a corporate donation, and we’re naming the building in recognition of the gift,” Reinheimer said. “So it’s a little bit different than Bethpage Ballpark,” he added, referring to the Long Island Ducks’ minor-league baseball stadium in Central Islip for which the county sold the naming rights to Bethpage Federal Credit Union.Presiding Officer William Lindsay (D-Holbrook) dismissed the concerns over any potential confusion.“In all the years that I’ve been sitting here there’s been nothing but complaints [from] this legislature about the Vanderbilt bleeding money,” Lindsay said. “Here we got some money, what are we going to do, throw it back at them?”last_img read more

Coram Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Coram man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 28-year-old man and injured another in Deer Park five weeks ago, Suffolk County police said.Stephan Harbison was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.Police said the 27-year-old suspect was driving an Infiniti southbound on Straight Path when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree south of Sagamore Lane at 4:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26.One of his passengers, Hamzah Abdul-Hakim, of Wyandanch, was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The other, 28-year-old Ismail Latif, also of Wyandanch, was hospitalized in critical condition.Harbison, who previously told police that his name was Darnell Snell, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.Harbison will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

This huge southside home is “one of the best I’ve ever seen” according to the agent

first_img21 Weal Avenue, Tarragindi is deceptive from the roadfrontThey’re two words which barely capture the imposing floor space on offer at 21 Weal St, Tarragindi, according to Harcourts Coorparoo sales consultant, Conrad Leisemann.Mr Leisemann said when buyers arrived for their first inspection, their senses were thrown.“A lot of buyers have rocked up and said, ‘Surely this can’t be the right house?’ and then you open the front door and walk in — it just never ends this house,” Mr Leisemann said. The agent said the home is so large, he gets lost in it.WHEN it comes to family homes, space and separation have been the hallmarks of recent successful sales. The agent said the owners didn’t skimp on the quality“There a central cinema, the gymnasium off to the side and the basketball court at the back of the garage.“They’ve done it in a way that’s so tasteful and they’ve kept the character and feel of the home,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair There’s room for families to spread out at 21 Weal Avenue, TarragindiThe renovation took the early 1900s colonial to a new level by creating a two-storey, six-bedroom, six-bathroom layout with a myriad of features.Mr Leisemann said the work was of the highest quality and the new design is thoughtful and functional.“This home, to me, takes the cake. They haven’t skimped on anything,” he said.“For a renovated home it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen, definitely,” he said. The spaces are perfectly laid out according to the agent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“It took us 15 minutes just to turn off all the lights last Saturday when we left. It’s a big place — I get lost in it,” he saidThe home is now a far cry from its origins.last_img read more

Steelers need Ohio sweep to stay on top AFC North

first_imgThe Steelers (9-3) put together one of its best overall games of the season and possibly its best offensive half to defeat their arch rival Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) 35-7 to stay on top of the AFC North and keep pace with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and Baltimore Ravens with the best record in the AFC. This will be a short week for the Steelers, as they must take on division rival Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Cleveland is the only team in the AFC North not battling for a playoff berth as they fell to 4-8 after losing to the Ravens last week 24-10. The defense once again showed why they are one of the two best in the NFL, as they forced turnovers by the Bengals and took advantage of them all. They stopped the running game making Cedric Benson a non factor, which put more pressure on rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and his crew of young receivers to make plays. But the defense responded by holding him in check as well. However the Steelers offense stole the show with a performance as good as it was bad last week versus the Kansas City Chiefs, putting 35 points on the board, 28 in the second quarter, their best performance since the 38-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.They were impressive in every phase of the game. Rashard Mendenhall had 60 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns, while Isaac Redman gave them the tough hard fought yardage with 51 yards on 8 carries. This kept the defense honest and confused as Ben Roethlisberger probably had his best game, even though his numbers weren’t as impressive. He was 15 of 23 for 176 yards and three touchdowns. The difference was the team’s effectiveness in the red zone; scoring all four times they got there, with Mike Wallace joining Mendenhall in the fun with two also on just 3 catches for 38 yards. Antonio Brown not only had a good game as a receiver with 2 catches for 67 yards but scored his first touchdown as a punt returner as he jetted past Bengals defenders for a 60 yard touchdown that pretty much put the game away.“The guys made plays,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said of his special teams. “We’ve gotten solid contributions from that group. They take a great deal of pride in what they do. They are a legitimate phase of our team, and we appreciate their efforts.”Thrust into the role of contender, the Bengals wilted in the spotlight, reverting back to the kind of mistakes they’ve avoided while rebuilding on the fly behind the tandem of Andy Dalton and A. J. Green. Cincinnati committed 10 penalties for 109 yards and offered little resistance to lose for the third time in four games.“They beat us in every area today—beat us on offense, beat us on defense, beat us in special teams,” Coach Marvin Lewis said after the game.Roethlisberger, who aggravated his injured thumb in practice during the week, overcame a slow start to lead the Steelers to their best scoring quarter in his career with 28 points. His final completion, a 9-yard toss to tight end David Johnson in the fourth quarter, was the 2,026th of his career, breaking Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw’s club record.Mendenhall tied Steelers legend Franco Harris for the most rushing touchdowns in his first four years in franchise history with 28.Hines Ward became the 19th player in NFL history to eclipse 12,000 career yards while James Harrison joined Chad Brown and Mike Merriweather as the only players in team history to record at least two three-sack games in the same season. Ward needs just 10 catches to reach 1,000 for his career.“It was great to get the win in our place,” said Tomlin.It was a very necessary AFC North winning performance by our guys. I loved the energy of the group in all three phases.”Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards on 29 carries, breaking loose on a game-changing 67-yarder in the third quarter, and the Ravens kept pace with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North by pounding Cleveland. Cleveland lost for the fifth time in six games, and the banged-up Browns have just three days to prepare for the Steelers.The Steelers’ 8:20 p.m. game Thursday night will be shown on NFL Network and locally on KDKA. TIES FRANCO—Rashard Mendenhall (34) runs through the Bengals defense, Dec. 4. Mendenhall had 60 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns tying Steelers legend Franco Harris for the most rushing touchdowns in his first four years with 28. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol) last_img read more

Not your father’s NASCAR

first_imgSuddenly, today’s Daytona 500 isn’t looking quite like your father’s NASCAR anymore. Not everyone is happy, either, in a sport where loyalties run deep and tradition always has meant something to the country’s most passionate fan base. The cheating scandal that engulfed the Daytona International Speedway garage during the past week may have grabbed headlines, but the larger issue facing NASCAR as a new season dawns is how it negotiates unprecedented change. The arrival of Toyota to the previously all-American Nextel Cup series has some in the insular, flag-waving NASCAR Nation particularly miffed, claiming they no longer recognize their sport. Popular drivers Dale Jarrett and Michael Waltrip even have dealt with being branded as turncoats for jumping into Camrys. Car owner Jack Roush, a Ford man, recently growled that he’s “going to war” with Toyota. Yet there’s also stock car legend Richard Petty, The King himself who owns a team that races Dodge cars, saying that change is inevitable and people just need to deal with it. “Everybody don’t drive an American car,” Petty said. “Sorry about that, Dodge.” Yes, it’s a strange time for NASCAR. Originally a regional sport with souped-up street cars powered by Detroit engines and with drivers who moonlighted as bootleggers, NASCAR has spent the past two decades expanding upon its Southern roots and burning rubber well beyond the Mason-Dixon Line. Today, NASCAR is the undisputed No. 2 spectator sport in America behind only the NFL. NASCAR claims to have 75 million fans – 40 percent of them women. Proof of its growing mainstream appeal is how the annual June race in Sonoma has become Northern California’s largest sporting event. And while it once was odd to see a California driver in the Daytona 500 field, today there will be seven – including the defending series champ Jimmie Johnson and pole-sitter David Gilliland of Riverside. But there also have been signs that NASCAR’s pedal-to-the- metal growth might finally be braking. TV ratings dipped last year, and attendance at some racetracks was down, too. Among the complaints are that both the season and individual races are too long. As NASCAR’s national footprint has grown with more events in places like Southern California, Kansas City and Chicago, there have been indications that the sport’s grassroots base in the South has felt neglected. “There’s strong anecdotal evidence that some fans thought this was the end of NASCAR as they know it,” said David Carter, executive director of the USC Sports Business Institute. “And they’re right. But they had a nostalgic view of the sport. Fans don’t like change, and NASCAR fans are exceedingly loyal.” That means sticking by the beleaguered American auto industry, which helps explain the anti-Toyota sentiment. The Japanese company – which soon will pass GM as the world’s No. 1 automaker – is the first foreign manufacturer in NASCAR since Jaguar in the 1950s. When Toyota joined NASCAR’s truck series in 2004, crusty driver Jimmy Spencer barked that “those (people) bombed Pearl Harbor, don’t forget.” Now, there’s even a Web site called Fans Against Racing Toyotas. That sure is a lot of venom being spewed over a Camry car that annually is America’s most-popular seller and a company that has 33,500 employees working in U.S. plants. Complicating the debate is that Camrys are being built in Kentucky, while the Ford Fusion is made in Mexico, and Chevrolet’s Monte Carlo and the Dodge Charger are manufactured in Canada. NASCAR’s old guard fears that the deep-pocketed company will spend its way into victory lane. Toyota did win 12of 25 races in the truck series last year. Mark Martin, one of NASCAR’s elder statesmen, said Toyota is good for the sport because competition makes everyone better. But Martin admits that he’s still “riding on the fence” when it comes to the newcomer. “I am one of those traditionalists,” he said. “I’m not the most comfortable with them.” Toyota’s debut to the Nextel Cup has been bumpy. Only four of the eight Camrys – which look like every other stock car – qualified for today’s race. A.J. Allmendinger was among those sent home early after crashing in a qualifying race. Waltrip, the worst offender among the cheaters, having used an illegal fuel additive, emotionally apologized for the embarrassment he caused Toyota. But the belief is Toyota eventually will figure it out. And the Dodge-driving Montoya may have already. It’s not exactly real life imitating reel life, but Montoya’s jump to stock cars comes after last summer’s Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” that featured Sacha Baron Cohen (pre-“Borat”) as an over-the-top Formula One driver who switches to NASCAR. Montoya is no joke. He’s a former Indianapolis 500 winner and CART open-wheel series champion with a global following. Montoya, who won seven times in Formula One, chose to race in Bristol, Tenn., and Martinsville, Va., over the more exotic locations of Bahrain and Monaco. “Some people in F1 were shocked and wanted to know why I was doing this,” said Montoya, 31, who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing. “But I’m very happy. If I had realized how good this was, I would have made the switch earlier.” NASCAR officials hope he can help them attract a whole new audience, including more of the nation’s expanding Hispanic population. Montoya has created a buzz by showing that he’s a quick learner. He led 19laps of his 150-mile qualifier race Thursday before a wheel-bearing failure sent him into the wall. “He’s a great talent, and I have no doubt that he’ll win a race in his rookie season,” said Tony Stewart, Sunday’s favorite. “But I don’t think he’s going to revolutionize NASCAR or anything like that.” USC’s Carter believes the sport is in “phenomenal shape” and that its popularity hasn’t yet peaked. Ganassi said if Americans can embrace foreign athletes in basketball, baseball and hockey, they will do the same in NASCAR. As for Toyota, Ganassi added: `Maybe they don’t have the history of Dodge or Chevrolet in U.S. racing, but things change when you get to the winner’s circle. Everybody loves a winner and nobody likes a loser.” Meanwhile, the old NASCAR gets smaller and smaller in the rear-view mirror, like it or not. “The hardcore fan has never seen a foreign make in this sport,” Johnson said. “And with a foreign driver coming in, I’m sure he’s going to get some ribbing. When you come to NASCAR country, you’ve got to have thick skin.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – They call this “The Great American Race.” American drivers sitting behind the wheels of American cars. Well, except for those brand new Toyotas mixed in among the usual Fords, Chevys and Dodges. Oh, and then there’s brash Colombian rookie Juan Pablo Montoya, an import from Formula One. last_img

Lumberjacks football anounces spring schedule

first_imgWhile the Humboldt State administration continues its search for a full-time head coach, the football team continues to forge ahead with the offseason work.This week, the Jacks released details of the upcoming spring schedule, including the annual Green and Gold Scrimmage, which will take place on April 21 at the Redwood Bowl.“The time has finally come to put the winter in the past and focus on the spring,” said interim head coach Damaro Wheeler. “It’s exciting to finally get back on the …last_img read more

Brand South Africa, Proudly South African and South African Tourism host a Heritage, Tourism and Investment Media tour to KwaZulu-Natal

first_imgBrand South Africa collaborated with Proudly South African and South African Tourism to host an insightful Heritage, Tourism and Investment Media tour to KwaZulu-Natal in celebration of Heritage Month on the 05th – 06th September 2018.Heritage Month is celebrated annually during September as a build up to the significant public holiday – heritage day on the 24th of September. On this day we are all encouraged to celebrate our cultural traditions that make up this diverse beautiful South Africa.Over 10 media personnel from Johannesburg were invited to be part of this two-day media tour which featured heritage, tourism and investment sites in KZN. This was the first for the tripartite collaboration and heritage month was a proudly South African platform.The day began with an early flight courtesy of Comair a Proudly South African member. On board, the media was warmly welcomed by the Captain as flight BA6203 took to the skies.Upon landing the team was met with a 32 bus seater and a welcoming smile from the travel agent courtesy of KwaZulu-Natal Tourism.First spot -Investment site, the Dube Tradeport for a tour of the Special Economic Zone. The Dube TradePort Corporation, is a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, which is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. It is considered one of South Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities, this designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is geared to promote foreign and local investment.A quick presentation of the Dube Trade Port journey was shared by Mr Tim Hudson and Taryn Muller took the team on the Agrizone tour.Summary of the site visit included pointers on;Dube Trade Port aims is to contribute to the economy through nurturing small South African businesses for job creation and localization of products and import substitutionThe future of Dube Trade Port includes a Durban Aerotropolis to attract investors working with landowners for future investmentsThe AgriZone grows various vegetables one of is the super-efficient vertical growing cucumbers of which over hundred thousand cucumbers are produced in a weekFollow the link for more about Dube TradePortSecond spot Heritage site, the Luthuli Museum. The team couldn’t hold back their emotions and took to social media to share this heritage site filled historical memorabilia;A history lesson that was sincerely appreciated today @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN #KZNMediaTour #WeDoTourism thanks to many people like #AlbertLuthuli we are able to #ShotLeft #ItsYourCountry #EnjoyIt pic.twitter.com/657frR5kWB— Altaaf Kazi (@AK_MediaMan) September 5, 2018Chief Luthuli’s home in Groutville is a heritage site. Upon entry is a life-like statue of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Thulani Thusi, heritage officer, says Luthuli’s daughters cried the first time they saw the statue. #KZNmediatour @ProudlySA pic.twitter.com/JgQ8sZSw2W— Mpiletso Motumi (@mane_mpi) September 5, 2018Second site @LuthuliMuseum #KZNMediaTour to reflect on the journey SA travelled with Nkosi Luthuli to enable a free society able to embrace it’s heritage and diversity #letmypeoplego @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/xJf2iDb93D— Ntombi Ntanzi (@Nto_B) September 5, 2018Follow the link for more information about the Luthuli MuseumThird spot – Tourism site, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, the host for the night, courtesy of Tsogo Sun. A cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel was hosted that afforded the tripartite collaboration to engage with media about this partnership. Fast facts shared by the hotel Manager as he welcomed the guests to the cocktail dinner, “Beverly Hills Hotel is the first 5-star hotel in the country”Speaking on the tripartite collaboration, Brand South Africa’s GM for Stakeholder Ms Mpumi Mabuza said, “The reason for the conceptualization of this collaboration came to be, because of a need to support each other’s strategic mandates that aim to enhance features of the Nation Brand that contribute to the bigger vision of the country – to be globally competitive and as an investment destination of choice.”Research shared in the 2017 City Brand Index on the performance of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. The report reflected on the role cities and metros play in the global economy.Cape Town and Johannesburg make marginal gains in the 2017 index, with Durban seeing the strongest improvements in several of the indicators of the study – Durban is most admired for its cleanliness.One of the messages emerging from the report is that a Nation Brand’s reputation is directly influenced by those of cities and metros.South Africa is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy.“Proudly South African seeks to strongly influence attaining an increase for local production, and influence consumers to buy local. It’s for this notion that we have launched an online store that makes supporting local products easily accessible to everyone through a click of a button” said Chief Marketing Officer Ms Happy Ngidi.The Proudly South African Campaign is in line with government’s plans to revive South Africa’s economy so that millions of jobs can be created and unemployment can be decreased under the New Growth Path Plan. Proudly South African fits hand-in-glove with the broader national development agenda and the Local Procurement Accord.South African Tourism, GM: Global PR, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Mr Altaaf Kazi, “We all need to tell our stories, we have a beautiful country and through these collaborations, we can increase domestic tourism numbers. I am more than eager to take this concept across the country.”After the formalities, the guests were given an opportunity to mingle, share their thoughts on the importance of heritage, tourism and investment to afford the country an opportunity to be competitively capable on a global and domestic stage.Day two was the final spot – Investment and Tourist attraction, the Cappeny Estates Strawberry Farm. Cappeny Estates is KwaZulu-Natal’s newest and arguably its most popular hydroponic strawberry farm. It is the only commercial strawberry farm in Ballito.Giving the presentation was co-founder Mrs Yolisa Gumede, “The 17-hectare farm was built entirely from scratch by my husband and me, who are first-generation farmers and proud members of the Ballito community. Their journey is one of research, courage and passion. The journey began in 2010, with extensive worldwide travels and research to various strawberry farms.”The farm now employs 28 permanent workers, 5 graduates and 50 seasonal employees which contribute to the wide range of products that Cappeny Estates exports to the world.Every year the estate hosts a strawberry picking festival with people travelling from all over the country. The team had missed out on this festival but were fortunate to be granted a picking experience.We just picked Strawberries from the farm @CappenyEstates owned by Black family “Gumede’s #KZNmediatour @Brand_SA @ProudlySA their story so inspiring @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/LQqiYhK8Z2— Madoda Ntuli ?? (@Madoda) September 6, 2018My pickings from @CappenyEstates strawberry farm ????nix mapha?#KZNMEDIATOUR @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/r0Po47qU8g— Ntombi Ntanzi (@Nto_B) September 6, 2018Follow the link for more on the Cappeny EstateThe Media Tour came to an end with a flight back to Jozi and an experience that hopefully triggered the travel bug. Most importantly, the necessity for each and every person to contribute towards positively marketing the country and telling inspiring stories of the Nation Brand’s heritage, tourism and investment sites.Follow #KZNMediaTour to see the two days shared by our local media and tripartite partners.last_img read more

Video: Watch Peyton Manning Get On Stage And Sing “Rocky Top” At Nashville Bar

first_imgPeyton Manning gets on stage at Nashville Bar.Peyton Manning may have won Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos before wrapping up his Hall of Fame NFL career, but he’ll always be remembered as a Volunteer in Tennessee. So when Manning decided to take the stage with country singer Lee Brice and sing “Rocky Top” inside a Nashville bar Monday night, one can only imagine he made some Tennessee fans very happy. YouTuber Ray Casper posted this awesome video. This is fantastic.[Outkick The Coverage]last_img read more

More Commendations for Zaila Mccalla

first_img She said Mrs. McCalla has been a champion of the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme, which seeks to strengthen the management and capacity of justice sector institutions. Story Highlights Outgoing Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, has received commendations from the High Commissioner of Canada, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, for her contributions to the justice sector and her work in collaborating with the Canadian High Commission.In a farewell ceremony for Justice McCalla held on Friday (January 26) at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Ms. Peters recognised the outgoing Chief Justice for her work on a number of projects supported by the Canadian Government.She said Mrs. McCalla has been a champion of the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme, which seeks to strengthen the management and capacity of justice sector institutions.“She has provided unwavering support to the JUST activities. She has personally committed countless hours to fine-tuning new structures, manuals, training materials, rules and procedures, ensuring that every aspect of the justice sector is impacted by modernisation,” Ms. Peters said.She noted that the Chief Justice has also hosted numerous Canadian judges, court administration experts and legal specialists “with her characteristic warmth and generosity of spirit” and facilitated the development of JUST’s Court Reform Implementation Plan.“The plan will revolutionise court management and justice administration in Jamaica and also provide the platform for the country to have one of the most modernised justice systems in the Caribbean region,” she added.Ms. Peters said Mrs. McCalla has been an inspiration and a role model to her peers and to young women, particularly those aspiring to enter the legal and judiciary sector, while hailing her decade-long contribution as Chief Justice and her 40 years in the public justice system.“I look forward to continue working with the Chief Justice’s successor and building on the successes she has made to ensure the momentum she has created remains strong and fruitful,” Ms. Peters said.Mrs. McCalla was also hailed by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Maura Barry-Boyle, for her excellent work.Ms. Barry-Boyle described the Chief Justice as standing as a shining example to all persons, especially women and girls.“I would like to thank you for all the work you have done at the US Embassy with us over the years, including the cooperation on the launch of the Judicial Education Institute,” Ms. Barry-Boyle said.The farewell function included the presentation of a citation to Justice McCalla by the Jamaica Association of Women Judges (JAWJ), as well as by tributes from the Caribbean Association of Women Judges, the Guyana Association of Women Judges, and the Judiciary of Guyana.The JAWJ, which organised the ceremony, is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation of judicial officers.Its broad objectives include encouraging collaboration and cooperation among women judges, ensuring that the justice system promotes and protects the rights of women and others; and reflects equality for all in society. It was launched in January 2017. She noted that the Chief Justice has also hosted numerous Canadian judges, court administration experts and legal specialists “with her characteristic warmth and generosity of spirit” and facilitated the development of JUST’s Court Reform Implementation Plan. Outgoing Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, has received commendations from the High Commissioner of Canada, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, for her contributions to the justice sector and her work in collaborating with the Canadian High Commission.last_img read more