Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Denmark’s Prime Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen (right), during bilateral talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday (September 25). At left is Jamaica’s Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Courtenay Rattray.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Bermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International Limited has agreed to sell the 2002-built VLCC Front Falcon as part of its fleet renewal efforts.Delivery to the unnamed new owner is expected later this quarter, and the net sales price will be approximately USD 30.7 million, SFL said.The company added that it doesn’t expect a material book effect from the transaction.Following the sale, SFL has three VLCCs remaining on charter to a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd.In October this year, SFL sold another VLCC oldie, the 2001-built VLCC Front Ariake, for USD 20.7 million.Three 2002-built VLCCs were sold in July to ADS Crude Carriers Ltd, a newly established company in which Ship Finance had acquired a 17 pct interest.Offloading of older tonnage is aimed at making room for new fleet additions. Namely, over the past six months, Ship Finance took delivery of over 19 vessels with long-term charters, increasing its fixed charter backlog by nearly USD 600 million.
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsCindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society spoke out about how Canada and the provinces deal with children who need medical help on reserve.“If you don’t have water or a house parenting programs aren’t going to do you a lot of good,” she said. “Unless we create equity across all those dimensions the over-representation is going to continue.”Blackstock won a discrimination case in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) against Canada where she proved the federal government spent less on First Nations child welfare when compared to what the provinces spend off reserve.Earlier this year the CHRT issued its fifth non-compliance order against Canada.But she says the provinces have a role to play as well.“If that solution the government agrees that’s a good solution and they still don’t implement it and you’ve tried everything I think that yeah you should go to litigation because the bottom line is that kids should come first,” she told the [email protected]@bhobs22