The second installment of “The Model Image…fashioning the future you” came to a climax at the Tower Hotel with a dinner, to showcase the skills of table etiquette learned during the programme.Special guest at the dinner was Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes who presented two tablets to two outstanding participants, Cleon Rayner and Maheda Portsmouth.The programme led by Sonia Noel and Richard Young is designed to boost self-confidence, cultivate communication skills, instill respect for others, improve deportment and promote imaging consciousness among young young men and women including those from the orphanage.To culminate the programme at the dinner, two young persons who have benefitted from the process of Ms. Noel and Mr. Young spoke to the participants of their progress and elevation as a result of the implicit training. Mariska Fiedtkou and Colwyn Abrams spoke of the success of their involvement and how the benefits have impacted on their career paths.These two comprehensives and concise programmes are introductory and serve to sensitize young individuals to a more improved life chance. In addition to the hands-on contact, the participants were fortunate to have had the instructions from international etiquette and protocol expert, Guyanese-born New York-based, Phillipa Moorish.Further, the young enthusiasts were afforded opportunities to demonstrate their acquired confidence techniques, by speaking before the camera, directed by Rudy Saul.The parents were invited to observe and they shared the impact this program had on their children and can wait for the next level programme to commence.“A great sense of gratitude consumed me as I listened the testimonies of the parents and children. I am thankful to be part of a team that is assisting in the grooming of our future leaders. I can feel in every fiber in my body that 2020 will be a year of transformation beyond out imagination. My gratitude to everyone who made this possible”, Noel stated.In the New Year, another introductory workshop would be commenced as well as intermediate programmes for the follow-through of these former inductees.Tower Suites was a main partner making the initiative a reality.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Tropical Storm Ernesto formed Friday over the Caribbean as it moved toward Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and could develop into the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Ernesto was projected to reach hurricane strength early next week and to enter the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday or Wednesday but it was too soon to predict whether it would hit the United States, said Robbie Berg, a forecaster with the hurricane center in Miami. “At this early stage, the message we want to send to people is not to panic but to watch it,” said Jamie Rhome, another specialist at the hurricane center. Jamaica, which stood straight in the storm’s path, issued a tropical storm watch, and Haiti issued a tropical storm watch for its southern coast. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The storm was on a course that would bring it over Jamaica by Sunday afternoon, dumping heavy showers. Fishermen were warned to return to shore and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller met with disaster agencies to prepare. Ernesto has the “potential to turn into a hurricane, so we must be on the alert for storm surges and damage to property,” said Nadine Newsome, of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. The office provided hurricane survival tips to locals living in four parishes prone to extensive damage from rains. The Cayman Islands’ National Hurricane Committee said a tropical storm alert for the islands would go into effect at 9 p.m. EST – meaning the storm should hit the British territory within two days.