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CRMA facilitated over 1000 jobs for youths in 2017

first_img– 700 registered in 2018The Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency, under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Protection, registered some 2000 job-seekers drawn from Regions Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Ten for 2017. One thousand of those registered were provided jobs.Most persons seeking jobs are between ages 15 and 35, Chief Recruitment and Manpower Officer Valarie Moore told the Department of Public Information (DPI). She said that for 2018 (January to March), some 700 persons registered for jobs, about 200 of which were placed in jobs.Moore explained that for January alone, the agency saw a total of 95 persons, while in February some 169 persons registered. These numbers, she said, do not include those that are already in the system awaiting job placement.“We have a term we call submission, which means sending someone to take part in interviews. And so sometimes that number will be more than the registration that we have, but we normally look at those persons in the system already,” Moore added.For those persons with two and three subjects at Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) and little or no skills, Moore said the call centres usually take off those persons.Moore noted that they advise persons on where they can go to improve their qualifications and get assistance. They also share with job-seekers what are some of the benefits of obtaining a skill and/or academic qualifications.The agency also collaborates with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), which provides training for unqualified individuals through the Government Technical Institute (GTI) and the Guyana School of Agriculture.However, she said that sometimes some of the youths do not need jobs, but need advice, or in some cases public assistance. Those persons are referred to the Woman of Worth (WOW) and the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programmes under the Ministry of Social Protection.The Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency is a division of the Social Protection Ministry. It registers applicants for employment, taking specific note of their occupational qualifications, experiences, and desires. It evaluates, if necessary, their physical and vocational abilities. Its objective is to place individuals seeking jobs in suitable employment, while providing career guidance and counselling. The Agency was established by the Government of Guyana in October 1944.last_img read more


first_imgLankan police arrests former president Rajapaksas eldest sonColombo, Jul 11 (PTI) Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksas eldest son was today arrested for allegedly accepting USD 500,000 from an Indian firm in connection with a USD 650 million real-estate project in the heart of Colombo.Namal Rajapaksa, 30, was arrested after he recorded his statement with Financial Crimes Division (FCID) in connection with the deal with Indias Krrish Group, police said.The Colombo Fort Additional Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne remanded Namal into custody till July 18.Krrish Group had in 2013 signed an agreement to start a USD 650 million real-estate venture in Colombos central business district of Fort. Namal is accused of fraudulently obtaining 70 million rupees (USD 500,000) from the company, police said.There have also been allegations of kickbacks paid to members of the former Rajapaksa regime for granting a prime location for the property in downtown Colombo.The FCID is probing allegations of pay-offs of 450 million rupees made for various approvals for the developmental project which included construction of four high-rises containing a luxury hotel, apartments, malls and office space, on a 4.3-acre land of the Urban Development Authority.Namal, the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Hambantota district MP, was arrested on charges of using money given by the Krrish Group to sponsor a rugby match, for personal use, reports said.The project was halted after the Urban Development Authority imposed a fine on Krrish Group for failure to meet contractual obligations.The group has denied the charge and said they have paid all dues to the government.advertisementThe FCID, which was set up after Rajapaksa lost presidency in 2015, has been investigating the deal and Namals arrest was culmination of that inquiry.Namals younger brother, Yoshitha, was previously arrested by FCID and was released on bail after being in remand over another business deal involving a sports television channel.Other than Namal, several members of the Rakapaksa family are facing police investigations for alleged financial crimes. They include Rajapaksa, who was president for a decade until 2015, his brothers Basil and Gotabaya, and his wife Shiranthi.The Rajapaksas claim that the investigations are a political witch-hunt against them and their sympathizers believe these allegations were brought to tarnish his name after he led the Lankan forces to victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009, ending a nearly three-decade war.President Maithripala Sirisena, who came to power on a pledge to eradicate corruption, is under pressure to act on the allegations against Rajapaksa and those who served in his administration. PTI CORR ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more