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“I am committed to doing all I can to ensure that any further job losses can be avoided at this historic firm which is why I met with the administrators this week to discuss how to go forward. “I am particularly concerned that the workers who have been made redundant may not have been paid in full and I hope these issues can be resolved as quickly as possible. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA TOTAL of 34 redundancies have been announced at the troubled Penman Engineering plant at Heathhall, Dumfries today. “More generally, the Scottish Government needs to redouble the support Scottish Enterprise are offering to make Penman as attractive as possible to interested parties and ensure the company remains in Dumfriesshire.” “Sadly this news is not entirely unexpected but everyone must come together including all agencies, to ensure that support is put in place as quickly as possible for those who find themselves out of a job. Oliver Mundell MSP said: “This is hugely disappointing news and my thoughts are with the workers and families affected as this is a very difficult time for them. “I would urge the administrators to do everything they possibly can to find a buyer for the company and safeguard the remaining ninety five jobs.” South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has expressed “deep disappointment” over the redundancies of thirty four workers at Penman Engineering. “At this difficult time, the best solution can be found by everyone working together to find a suitable buyer for the site. Commenting, Ms McAlpine said: The firm, which specialises in the construction of armoured vehicles, has been in operation since 1859. “Obviously my thoughts are first and foremost with the affected workers. I have remained in contact with the trade unions throughout this process and was deeply disappointed at today’s news. Today’s announcement of staff lay-offs at the firm’s Heathall site follows the recent news that administrators had been called in. “The maximum amount of support must be provided to Scottish Enterprise and other agencies to secure a long-term future for Penman.” Commenting on the news of job losses at Penman Engineering in Dumfries, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said, “I’ve never known an Administrator yet who has come in and not axed jobs, so I suspect this news won’t come as a surprise to the workforce. However, that doesn’t make it any less devastating for the families involved. I know the Administrators have said they are meeting with potential buyers and the Council and Scottish Enterprise have been supporting the Administrators in a range of ways, but the clock is very much ticking. The Administrators need to pull out all the stops to ensure a buyer is secured, and secured quickly for what most people believe is a viable going concern. We simply cannot afford to see yet more quality jobs axed from a local economy already facing a huge range of challenges”. David Mundell MP said: “These job losses will be a blow to the area and it is very disappointing that the administrators have decided to announce job losses at an early stage. “In my role as Secretary of State for Scotland, I will be supporting the process to find a suitable buyer as quickly as possible.
“I do not know how we can go further unless there is a reckoning first and foremost that places an apology and an acknowledgement that wrong was done, and that successive centuries saw the destruction of wealth and the destruction of people in a way that must never happen for any society, to any race in any part of this world again,” she said as she participated in a regional virtual discussion on the topic: From Apology to Action – CARICOM’s Call for Reparatory Justice. “This is the age when the crimes and their legacies and their continuing harm are being recognized. This is a moment where the pain and suffering of communities that have descended from the enslaved and the indentured are calling for justice, fairness, and dignity within the context of the continuing harm that is a part of our societies,” said Sir Hilary. Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, who is also chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, used the occasion to call for a summit on reparations as phase two of the Independence process, to discuss debt repayment, conduct dialogue among regional governments, former colonizers, the private sector and civil society. “The time has come now to move to that summit with these major corporations to discuss their contribution to a development plan for the Caribbean. Day three will be for civil society and individuals,” said Sir Hilary. He said the “colonial mess” that the region inherited from Britain and Europe remained visible in every aspect of Caribbean life, adding that they deliberately and strategically chose to walk away and left the mess to the leadership of Caribbean governments and civil society. “Apologies are not enough. Apologies are precursors for reparations. Apologies are signals of an intent to participate in a reparatory process. Apologies are stage one of an effort that says we acknowledge the harm we have caused and we are prepared to enter phase two, which is a discussion and negotiation about how to repair that harm and suffering that continues to be the legacy in the Caribbean today,” said Sir Hilary. Mottley said that the notion of the rightness of the reparations argument had been with Caribbean governments for “a very, very long time”, maintaining that such a discussion was “not just simply about money, but it was also “about justice” and allowing the region to have the space for policy flexibility to be able to deal with its socio-economic problems. CMC She said there was need for a “a written and clear apology to say, ‘we were wrong, we will not do it again’, and more importantly, we must pay recompense for what was done. That is the first step of walking the walk.” She told her regional audience that if the Caribbean was to reverse its fortunes, then there had to be the capacity for foreign policy spacing at the regional, hemispheric and international levels, better access to education, healthcare, capital, land and housing. “This is a debt to development. As a consequence, the Caribbean Reparations Commission is calling for a reparations summit in much the same way that the region met with the European governments to discuss independence, this is phase two of the independence process,” he said, adding the first day of the summit would be a conversation between the governments and day two would involve conversations between the private sectors of the two regions. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Caribbean countries affected by crimes of native genocide and African enslavement are calling for more than an apology from some European states and commercial enterprises for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and the practice of chattel slavery. He did not say how soon such a summit could be called, but he noted that the region made a similar call some three years ago for a formal dialogue with leaders of Europe but the response was “not positive”. The event was organized by the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Mottley, who last week was replaced as the chair of the 15-member regional integration movement, noted the “unbelievable failure of countries to first acknowledge that with an apology, and not that something wrong happened”. “Reparatory justice is about development. Britain and Europe do indeed owe a debt to this region. A debt that is recognized, a debt that can be computed, a debt that is historically sound in terms of its legitimacy. He said the “reparation summit” could thrash out how England and Europe how they would honour the debt owed to the Caribbean. Prime Minister Mottley said as a direct result of the aftermath of the slave trade and colonization, the region was now one of the most highly indebted places in the world. Sir Hilary told the panel that billions have been spent by regional governments over the years to correct the “mess” created in the areas of education and health, adding that the region was also suffering the harm of British policy in the manufacturing sector. Mottley pointed out that the extraction of centuries of wealth from the region by the colonial masters had left the Caribbean with “very, very dire social and economic circumstances”, which, she said, were being compounded by consistent attacks in the area of financial services. She said as a result, she is calling for a plan for economic rehabilitation with funding coming from Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States to redress the imbalance, since significant sums of wealth from the region had gone to build those countries.
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ San Beda dominates Mapua in NCCA seniors’ basketball ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – San Beda College Red Lions continued its winning run in the NCAA Season 93 men’s seniors basketball after beating Mapua Cardinals, 66-55, yesterday at the San Juan Arena.Donald Tankoua led the way with double-double 11 points and 16 rebounds while Jayvee Mocon added 10 markers for the Red Lions, which tallied its fifth straight win to improve to 6-1 win-loss slate.The Red Lions had a quick start in the game for a 23-6 advantage on conversions by Tankoua, Mocon and Davon Potts. The lead grew further to as high as 49-24 late in the third period.The Cardinals, however, responded with a huge run to come to as close as 64-55 midway in the final quarter but the Red Lions was able to hang on to the win on free throws by Robert Bolick.“If we played the way we played in the fourth quarter, I think we’ll have a hard time,” said Red Lions head coach Teodorico Fernandez. “I just have to let the other guys realize na hindi puwedeng ganun ganun lang ang basketball.”Christian Bunag finished with double-double 20 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks while Almel Orquina added 11 markers for the Cardinals, which dropped to 1-6 win-loss record.Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates overcame the ejection of head coach Michael Robinson and a gallant stand by Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals to eke out a 97-93 win at the EAC Gym in Taft, Manila.Jaycee Marcelino and Jaymart Perez fired 20 points apiece while combining for 12 points in the critical stretch of the fourth quarter to power the Pirates to a 7-0 win-loss card while sending the Generals to its third defeat against the same number of wins.BOX SCORE:SAN BEDA 66 – Tankoua 11, Mocon 10, Potts 8, Bolick 6, Soberano 6, Cabanag 5, Carino 4, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Adamos 3, Tongco 2, Presbitero 2, Oftana 2, Abuda 0MAPUA 55 – Bunag 20, Orquina 11, Magboo 10, Nieles 6, Victoria 4, Aguirre 2, Gabo 2, Jimenez 0, Raflores 0Quarterscores: 23-6; 31-20; 51-32; 66-55. /PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
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