Gov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes

first_imgRelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government is exploring the possibility of establishing an entertainment/creative industries registry as part of efforts to build the industry while ensuring that stakeholders reap the benefits.This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, during a public consultation at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on May 15.Mr. Crawford said the registry will assist artistes when they apply for work permits and visas for overseas engagements.“We have heard many complaints of artistes not being able to travel and perform and our research shows that if they were actually listed as professionals (they would be looked at favourably).  Persons were saying ‘how do we know that this person is an artiste?’ We have looked at the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as it relates to European travel and the freedom of movement also called for a registry,” he said.Mr. Crawford said the registry will also enable enlisted artistes and other creative persons to receive benefits from the Government as it relates to their tools of trade.“We would be able to calculate what the expenses are and what we can give, know who they are and also be able to control who benefits,” he stated, noting that it will also facilitate greater exposure on the international level, while making it easier for artistes to be contacted.The State Minister said that while all the details have not yet been finalised a minimal fee will have to be charged for registration. He noted that information garnered from the consultation and others to be held across the island, would help to “fine tune” the process going forward.The State Minister said while the current focus is being placed on entertainers, all other players within the industry will also be targeted to come on board over time. He dismissed concerns that the register will be used to tax persons.The meeting was attended by Ministry officials, members of the entertainment and music industry, among other stakeholders.Most of the participants were in favour of the establishment of a registry, as they feel that once benefits can be gained, they would fully support the initiative.The consultation was a joint effort between the Tourism Ministry and the Ministry of National Security.Other issues covered were: the introduction of a six-person parish appellate committee to review time extension on permits for entertainment events and hear appeals for events denied police permits; and the imposition of an event rating system for these activities.Contact: Chris Patterson Gov’t Looking at Registration System for ArtistesJIS 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 Advertisements RelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistescenter_img Gov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes TourismMay 17, 2013Written by: Chris Patterson Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, addresses a public consultation on May 15 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Listening are: Chairman, Entertainment Advisory Board, Kingsley Cooper (second right); and Senior Director in charge of Entertainment in the Ministry, Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel. RelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artisteslast_img read more

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Fresh new deal for Set Up Events, with GOSoap as series…

first_imgSet Up Events, a leading US producer of triathlons, running and endurance events, has partnered with GoSoap as the Official Sports Detergent of Set Up Events.The GOSoap sponsorship, which runs through 2013, includes category exclusive rights as the Official Sports Detergent for each Set Up series including the AAA Car Care North & South Carolina Triathlon Series, TrySports Series, Virginia Triathlon Series, Maryland Triathlon Series, Georgia Triathlon Series, Brave Soldier Challenge and Trek Relays.“GOSoap is excited to partner with Set Up Events and share our products with their loyal community of athletes,” said Steve Teeples, President & CEO of GoSoap. “As a family of competitors, we know how expensive technical clothing is. We’ve created GOSoap Sports Detergent to protect the athletes’ investment and restore their clothing.”Teeples added, “We feel this partnership with Set Up Events will help raise awareness of our product and we are looking forward to growing with them.”“We are proud to partner with GOSoap and are confident in the product and how it works,” said Andrew Silbereisen, President of Set Up Events. “GOSoap provides athletes with a carefully engineered product, and it’s great to have a company that is so focused on the athlete aligned with Set Up Events.”www.SetUpEvents.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Bristol Sport Club Account launches

first_imgDesigned to make life easier for our fans online, the Bristol Sport Club Account allow you to use just one single account to purchase tickets, merchandise and keep an eye on your Bristol Sport Rewards balance (for eligible supporters).If supporters would like to buy tickets or merchandise in future, you will need to create a new Bristol Sport Club Account.  Please note that if you have already created an account on bristol-sport.co.uk, any of the official club websites, used BCTV or have downloaded the Official Bristol City App or Bristol Bears App then you will already have a Bristol Sport Club Account and can login.Once this has been completed, you can link your Bristol Sport Club Account to your existing ticketing Supporter ID number.Having one login will make the journey across our different platforms a lot easier, rather than having separate accounts for different websites such as tickets.bristol-sport.co.uk and shop.bristol-sport.co.uk.Supporters with existing accounts on tickets.bristol-sport.co.uk and shop.bristol-sport.co.uk will need to create your new Bristol Sport Club Account to be able to continue buying tickets and merchandise.Follow the below steps to create your Bristol Sport Club Account:Select Login in the top right corner of bristol-sport.co.ukCreate a Bristol Sport Club Account OR if you have already have an account on bristol-sport.co.uk then login to your existing Bristol Sport Club AccountConfirm your email addressSet your marketing preferencesReview details on your Bristol Sport Club AccountLink your existing ticketing Supporter ID numberView your Bristol Sport Rewards balance (if eligible)To view a detailed step-by-step guide please click here.Once these steps have been completed you are all set and have your one single login for all online platforms.If you are having trouble creating or access your Bristol Sport Club Account please refer to the FAQs or if you have any further difficulties please contact [email protected]last_img read more

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Hurricane Maria ‘probably the single biggest hurricane catastrophe in the history of the US,’ Puerto Rico governor says

first_img Related Milenius/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday that Hurricane Maria is “probably the single biggest hurricane catastrophe in the history of the U.S.”Maria battered the island after it made landfall as a powerful category 4 storm last week, leaving residents there with dwindling supplies of drinking water and without power and cellphone service.Rosselló continued his calls for action from Congress in the wake of the hurricane while speaking from Camp Santiago on the Puerto Rico National Guard base in the hard-hit town of Salinas Wednesday afternoon, adding that funds from the Puerto Rican government are running low.“This is without a doubt a catastrophe, and it needs to be treated as such,” he said.Rosselló insisted that Puerto Rico’s government is doing everything it can to spread the food, fuel and supplies it has received. The biggest challenge on the ground has been logistics, he said, adding that the government needs to ensure that resources are being delivered to those who need it.After arriving on the base in a Black Hawk military helicopter, Rosselló delivered a satellite phone to Salinas Mayor Karilyn Bonilla. Maria decimated the town, destroying about 80 percent of wooden structures.Only four percent of the island currently has electricity, most of which is concentrated around hospitals, said the executive director of the Electrical Energy Authority.About 80 percent of telecommunications are still down, and just over half of the island has potable water, Rosselló said.Rosselló said that the economy on the island will be “stale” for the next month.“We need to assume there is no economy in Puerto Rico right now,” he said.A temporary improvement has been made to the Guajataca Dam, which was in danger of collapsing, after two engineers inspected the dam, Rosselló said.For the first time in a disaster relief situation, the Red Cross has set up a mobile command center on the island that contains a public hotspot people can use to contact try and contact their families. The Red Cross set up a satellite dish and charging stations in the town of Vega Alta, and satellite phones are being provided to those who have trouble connecting.The mobile hotspot will be traveling all over the island until the Red Cross feels it is no longer needed.“I want to let those family members know that we will not stop until we can have you communicate with your family on the mainland,” Rosselló said when asked by ABC News what he would tell to Puerto Ricans who have not heard from their families in more than a week.Rosselló said he can relate to the anxiety felt by those residents after he himself was not able to talk to his family in Puerto Rico for two days after the storm hit.“Believe me … the government, the mayors, our whole government is working tirelessly so that we can make sure your loved ones are safe.By Thursday, FEMA and government emergency workers will have reached every town in Puerto Rico, Rosselló said. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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