NK Inks News Deal with Indonesia

first_img News News In the run up to an official visit to Indonesia this weekend by Kim Yong Nam, the head of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium, Jakarta and Pyongyang have reached a wide-ranging agreement to exchange news, pictures, videos, television shows and journalists.According to a press release released by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, the deal was inked yesterday following the inaugural Indonesia-DPRK Joint Information Committee meeting in Yogyakarta by Secretary General Basuki Yusuf Iskander of the Indonesian Communications and Information Ministry and the head of the North Korean delegation to the meeting, Vice-Chairman of the DPRK Information Committee Jong Yong Chol.The Joint Information Committee was formed pursuant to an MoU signed by the two countries in 2009 and a meeting between them in Pyongyang on March 25th, 2011.P.L.E. Priatna, the director of information and media at Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry, commented in the Foreign Ministry press release, “This meeting is expected to improve already tight bilateral relations between Indonesia and North Korea. The forum is expected to serve as a bridge to expand the government-to-government, government-to-people and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.”The Foreign Ministry statement also noted that the two countries are preparing a number of other agreements to coincide with the arrival of Kim Yong Nam on the 13th, but no further details were made available. AvatarChris Green RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter NK Inks News Deal with Indonesiacenter_img News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Chris Green – 2012.05.09 11:19am SHARElast_img read more

DOMLEC’s GM makes emotional plea to prison inmates

first_img Sharing is caring! Fifteen inmates of the Dominica State Prison have been advised to grasp every available opportunity to regain their rightful place in society. That call came from general manger of the Dominica Electricity Service Limited (DOMLEC), Bertillia McKenzie during the launching of a CariMAN Dominica Chapter and DOMLEC Prison Rehab Project at the State Prison on Friday 5 June 2015. “This program in which you are going to participate is a program to give you a second chance,” the general manager said.The fifteen inmates will participate in the rehab project, worth eighteen thousand dollars, over the next six months to one year. The sessions will include, conflict, conflict resolution, anger, anger management, stress management, enhancing self-esteem use and abuse of illegal drugs and prevention of these illegal drugs. Mrs. McKenzie, a mother of two sons, became emotional while she addressed the young men on Friday. “In life we make mistakes, I made mistakes and as a respectful member of society I am saying to you that this chance that we are giving to you, I want you to grasp it. We want you to make the best of it, you have a clean slate now and move on, let nobody judge you, you are going to grasp that chance, you are going to work with it,” she encouraged the inmates.She also pledged DOMLEC’s commitment to assist the inmates to become “respectable members of society”. “That’s what I as a mother, as the manager of DOMLEC wants for you, I am not joking, I am not playing games,” she said.Mrs. McKenzie told the inmates that “Jesus came that you may have abundant life” and they should therefore “grasp that abundantly life through the choices that you make”. Mrs. McKenzie also urged the prison inmates not to be distracted by the ills in society and that they should grasp every opportunity to make the best for themselves. “Yes, you will get detractors, but forget that you have a clean slate now. Move on and focus on what is best for you, I want you to grasp that opportunity and make the best of it, not for your family members, or society but what is best for you because I don’t think you want to come back here and I don’t want to see you back here,” she said. The project, which is scheduled to commence on 16 June, will also include topics such as music, culture, job searching, sports, HIV and Aids, individual and family and also practical work including carpentry, masonry and farming. Tweet LocalNews DOMLEC’s GM makes emotional plea to prison inmates by: Dominica Vibes News – June 6, 2015 111 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more