Chinese of Chamber of Commerce Donates to Caldwell Orphanage

first_imgThe Chinese Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, August 4, donated a consignment of rice and stationery materials to the Caldwell Orphanage Home as part of its humanitarian assistance to the township.Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Caldwell, the chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Liberia, Mr. He Ming Hua said the consignment which included rice and stationery materials worth over U$4,000 is a way of identifying with orphans, especially children who became victims as a result of the Ebola crisis.He recounted the difficult days when Liberia was hard hit as the result of the Ebola outbreak and indicated that several Chinese institutions helped in identifying with the government and people of Liberia in its battle against the disease.He named areas, including construction, mining, fisheries and agriculture which Chinese owned companies have made financial investment, thereby creating employment for scores of Liberians.“We will continue to contribute to the economy through the creation of more jobs,” Mr. He said and lamented that the global economic crisis has also affected the Chinese Chamber of Commerce which comprises of CICO, CHICO, Wonderful, CHQC, CDIG and China Union.“Despite the difficult situation as earlier stated we will not forget our responsibility to the people of Liberia. We will always try to perform our corporate social responsibility as much as we can,” Mr. He noted.Taking delivery of the consignment the Commissioner of the Township of Caldwell, Madam Alexine Howard said the effort by the group is highly appreciated because Caldwell is a township in dare need of such assistance.“For you to take this time and think of these children means a lot to the government and people of Caldwell because orphans are children who often need care and support,” she said.Commissioner Howard expressed gratitude to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for the donation which would be used for the intended purpose.Relationship between Liberia and China (PR) has improved over the years as evidence by a recent high-powered Chinese business delegation’s visit to Liberia seeking new partnership and cooperation with Liberian entrepreneurs in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure and agriculture.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Chevron Phillips Issued All Clear After Incident At Baytown Facility

first_imgwikimedia commonsChevron Phillips has reportedly issued an all clear after an incident at its facility in Baytown.An “upset unit” incident occurred at the facility at around 11 last night, according to the East Harris County Manufacturers Association website.An all clear was given just before midnight.The alert said that flames, flaring, noise, sirens and smoke were noticeable during the incident.Viewers reported a loud BOOM that shook houses around Chevron Phillips #Baytown plant. Facility says it was an “UpsetUnit Incident.” Won’t explain further. Ppl as far as Liberty heard/felt it! Details on #abc13 all morning. pic.twitter.com/dHSS5jz4cH— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) April 2, 2018The company hasn’t released any additional information about the incident. Sharelast_img read more

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Changes for Destination Port Stephens

first_imgDestination Port Stephens has a new chief executive officer, a new board and has won a grant from the NSW government to expand the promotion of the seaside destination.Janelle Gardner was recently announced as the chief executive officer, and at the annual board meeting last week. Also, a new board was elected for 2014-15, comprising Michael Aylmer as chair, David Nye as deputy chair, Andrew Macdonald as treasurer and Kim Latham, Mike McIntosh, Dom Grundy, Janene Rees, Sharon Aldrich and newcomer to the board, Malcolm Anderson, as fellow board members.The NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has given Destination Port Stephens a $92,500 grant to boost its marketing program under the Government’s dollar-for-dollar Regional Visitor Economy Fund. Destination Port Stephens chief executive officer Janelle Gardner, said she was excited to head the new-look organisation and would use the new funds to market the region as the leading regional destination in NSW.“I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead our revitalised organisation forward and to strengthen the role Port Stephens’ $400 million-a-year tourism industry plays as the economic driver of the region,” Ms Gardner said.“Access to funding is incredibly competitive at the moment so we are very excited that we were successful in our application. We will use the grant for marketing activities aimed at increasing mid week, low season visitation.”Destination Port Stephens has also developed a new membership model which is $110 per annum providing an opportunity for all business in the region to get involved and support the development of a sustainable and successful visitor economy. Source = ETB Travel News: Megan Tranlast_img read more

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