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Prime Minister visits Antiquities Monuments and Museum Corporation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 22, 2017 – Nassau – The construction and/or renovation of a National Museum of The Bahamas has tremendous potential in terms of not only preserving the country’s history for future generations of Bahamians, but also in generating job and wealth creation opportunities for Bahamians of all walks of life, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said Wednesday.Just last week, the Prime Minister proposed the construction of a National Museum of The Bahamas not only for the benefit of Bahamians, but also as a heritage experience for tourists. The Prime Minister said the construction of a National Museum of The Bahamas would reap great dividends for the country.On Wednesday (June 21), Prime Minister Minnis said whether the National Museum of The Bahamas will be constructed as a free-standing facility or through the renovation of existing space at “Centreville” (where the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation is currently located in the old Ministry of Education Headquarters Compound on Shirley Street and Collins Avenue) is a matter that will be up for discussion with officials at the Corporation which is headed by Dr. Keith Tinker, Ph.D., Director of the National Museum of The Bahamas, the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC).“The Bahamas has great potential in terms of our history and our historic sites and we have to grasp the opportunity,” Prime Minister Minnis said. “It’s unfortunate they (Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation) do not have a proper museum within which to display that history. That must be dealt with as we move forward because Bahamians are losing a lot of their history.“We must see to it that a proper museum is either constructed or renovated in order to give Bahamians and visitors alike an opportunity to see these artifacts being displayed properly so that they will be able to get a glimpse into our great Bahamian history.“Whether we will construct a free standing museum or renovate what is here now, is a discussion they and I will have going forward, but the bottom line is we must have a proper museum to display the various artifacts found within The Bahamas – plus its an excellent attraction for both tourists and residents.”Prime Minister Minnis made his comments while visiting facilities at the site of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation. The tour was part of the Prime Minister’s ongoing familiarization visits to government corporations, ministries and departments that fall under the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister.Prime Minister Minnis’ most recent visit was to the Department of Lands and Surveys. Officials there say it was the first time a Minister at any level had visited the Department in almost thirty years. As with all of his previous familiarization visits, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Jack Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister.“I am an ardent believer in culture. I think it has a great role to play in terms of attracting cruise and airlift tourists to our shores and expanding economic opportunities for Bahamians while also increasing revenue,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“Ours is a richly textured culture. Our history, music, food, dance, art, craft and our folkways are distinctly different. We must fully capitalize on our culture and heritage to add a more vibrant visitor experience.”Prime Minister Minis said twenty-first century travelers are seeking more than the proverbial sun, sand and sea experience.“They travel in search of unique and authentic experiences. The Bahamas has a rich culture that can provide those experiences and should be tapped into to generate additional tourism revenue.”Prime Minister Minnis encouraged executives at the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation to develop a Master Plan for the development of the National Museum of The Bahamas – one that would allow for job and wealth creation for a larger number of Bahamians.“Government obviously does not have all of the necessary resources to do certain things and I am an ardent believer in privatization because through privatization you expand wealth,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“When I say privatize, I am not suggesting privatizing to any select group, but the kind of privatization that will create wealth and expand wealth to give everybody an opportunity. Individuals can have great ideas, but not necessarily the resources. Government’s responsibility should be to create opportunities for them so that you can create wealth, but not confine it (wealth) to one location. If you do that with the multiple forts that we have for example, then you would be surprised at the amount of jobs you create, the amount of opportunities you create and that’s the type of privatization I prefer, the kind that expands wealth and create job opportunities for more Bahamians,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Encinitas antigrowth housing law receives opposition

first_img Posted: February 8, 2019 Encinitas anti-growth housing law receives opposition Sasha Foo, February 8, 2019 Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsENCINITAS (KUSI)-  At a time when there’s a severe housing shortage all over San Diego County, the City of Encinitas is drawing fire from state housing regulators.Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear is feeling the pressure, after receiving a letter this week from state housing regulators saying her city must change or invalidate an anti-growth housing law.Prop A, approved by voters in 2013 requires a public vote before any project can be built that increases density or height.The law has effectively prevented developers from building apartments or other kinds of multi-family unit housing in the coastal city.Now, the city where homes have a median resale value of $1.4 million is being told it must follow California law to build housing for all income levels and create what’s called a “housing element’ or a master plan for future housing growth. Encinitas is the only city in San Diego County that does not have such a housing plan, in violation of state law.“We’re trying to comply with the state housing laws which say you have to have more housing that’s at higher density and the people have not been willing to support that,” Blakespear said.Although Encinitas has never drawn up a housing plan, state regulators did not take notice until 2017, when a tenant rights group and the Building Industry Association of San Diego decided to take Encinitas to court.As part of the lawsuit, Encinitas must submit a draft housing element to the state.However, state regulators with the Department of Housing and Community Development said they would not certify it, until the City of Encinitas either revised or invalidated its restrictive housing rules.The judge in the lawsuit has issued an April deadline for Encinitas to decide how it can submit a housing plan that complies with state law.Borre Winckel, the President and CEO of the Building Industry Association said local governments cannot decide they are above state law.“Citizens cannot vote their obligations away, the obligations that exist under state law.” Winckel estimated that the county is at least 92,000 units short of the housing that the region needs by 2020. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgThank YOU, KUSI for calling a BULLY a BULLY! SomeONE in the MEDIA GETS IT!Please add that she is a paid Pharma Shill and Baffoon! “Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ “ https://t.co/qRn58Ae3sE— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom July 22, 2019 In a California State Assembly hearing on SB 276, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insulted and humiliated members of the public who were in attendance to voice their concern on the immunization bill.Actor Rob Schneider then called out Lorena for this behavior on Twitter writing, “How do the good people of San Diego vote for this DESPICABLE & RUDE “Servant of the People?” Please CALL CAL Assemblywoman ⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ & remind her this is not the SOVIET UNION & YOU ARE NOT THE CZAR OF CALI! 619-338-8090 or tel:(916)319-2080″ with the above video.Gonzalez is a supporter of SB 276, the bill would instead require the State Department of Public Health, by January 1, 2021, to develop and make available for use by licensed physicians and surgeons an electronic, standardized, statewide medical exemption request that would be transmitted using the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), and which, commencing January 1, 2021, would be the only documentation of a medical exemption that a governing authority may accept.Schneider continues to tweet out his complaints with the California “Super Majority” and what they are able to.Schneider has dozens of tweets criticizing Assemblywoman Gonzalez and her husband, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. You can look through them here: twitter.com/RobSchneider pic.twitter.com/VPXAwt6Xlw— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 18, 2019 Posted: July 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Hey⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ ur not ur usual combative deflecting self. Can’t you just accuse @KUSInews of being Anti-Vaxxer,orAnti-Woman,Anti-LatinA? Or maybe they are just a news org that is calling you out on ur Despicable UnAmerican Authoritarianism. https://t.co/qRn58Ae3sE— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019center_img Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ 1/3This is the PEOPLE’S HOUSE!Thank YOU for ALL your Direct Messages & Photos & emails exposing the shenanigans and corruption in the Cal State Legislature in Sacramento.I will be vetting them & releasing them starting with Members on the Appropriations Committee.#NoOnSB276 pic.twitter.com/rzQ7h5dsSt— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 3/3The State of California Cannot Practice Medicine! The absurd idea that some bureaucrat in Sacramento is going to make what could be a LIFE OR DEATH decision over the health of a child THEY’VE NEVER MET WITH ZERO LIABILITY is nothing short of MEDICAL TOTALITARIANISM#NoOnSB276 pic.twitter.com/hWLqYj02n9— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019The full  26-minute video of the Assembly Appropriations Hearing on SB 276 is below. 2/3By early next week we will have a web site dedicated to collecting and receiving ANONYMOUS tips and SUBMISSIONS EXPOSING GOVERNMENT MALFEASANCE of our state Legislators.Sunshine is the best disinfectant. We want an open and transparent GOV for the PEOPLECAL VOTERS DON’T PLAY pic.twitter.com/2mVbwlmIdS— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 Updated: 11:33 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Lorena Gonzalez FacebookTwitterlast_img read more