Tuesday 3 September 2019 5:21 am However passionately you disagree with the Labour leader, arguing that he secretly wants to turn Britain into Venezuela is liable to perplex most voters, for whom the comparison has little resonance. We are not, after all, an oil-rich South American country with a long and ignominious history of corruption. “This is Britain’s Reichstag Fire Decree moment.” John AshmoreJohn Ashmore is acting editor of CapX. What you could call the “Reichstag Fire tendency” does not just coarsen our discourse, it cheapens it. When so many things are described as a “crisis”, “chaos” or “unprecedented”, it becomes more difficult to judge whether a situation is genuinely worrying, or if it is being overplayed for someone’s gain. Tempers may run high over Brexit, but these kind of jibes are less analysis than a brand of slightly hysterical name-calling. And the returns of this hyperbole diminish pretty rapidly. When someone starts throwing around words like “Nazi” or ‘fascist”, or referring to the EU as the “EUSSR”, it usually signals the end of any sensible discussion. 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Demonstrators holds up placards as they join a protest against the British government’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit in Glasgow on August 31, 2019. – Demonstrations, being dubbed “Stop The Coup” by organisers, were to be held across Britain on August 31 against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit. The protests come ahead of an intense political week in which Johnson’s opponents will seek to block the move in court and legislate against a no-deal departure from the European Union. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images) If you cry wolf, don’t be surprised if it comes back to bite you. And there’s really no need for hyperbolic speculation when you can simply examine the policies that Corbyn has already proposed. It is not an exaggeration, for example, to say that Labour plans to renationalise swathes of the British economy, with no apparent regard to the implications for either taxpayers or pension funds invested in UK utilities. And those predicting economic meltdown after a no-deal Brexit may also want to consider the effects of overplaying one’s hand. Claiming that the UK faces an economic apocalypse after Brexit Day risks making anything approaching normality look like a triumph for the government. As a world-leading expert on the Third Reich, Evans knows very well that the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended a host of civil rights in one fell swoop, bears little resemblance to the British Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament for a few days longer than would already have been the case. Of course, glib comparisons are not limited to pro-Europeans. Certain Brexiteers casually refer to politicians they dislike as “traitors” and seem incapable of discussing contemporary politics without invoking Dunkirk, the Blitz, or D-Day. whatsapp That was one man’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s decision last week to prorogue parliament. It’s the kind of intemperate remark you expect in the wilder reaches of social media, where Godwin’s Law – the inevitability of someone bringing up Hitler in an online debate – is alive and well. The Centre for Policy Studies estimates the extra borrowing that this would entail at £176bn, equivalent to 10 per cent of the national debt. That’s to say nothing of the effects on confidence if a Labour government refuses to pay market value – something John McDonnell hinted at when he said that “parliament will set the price”. This kind of focused analysis of what Labour’s policies would actually mean for jobs, investment and household finances is far more likely to hit home than claiming that Corbyn is Islington’s answer to Hugo Chavez. whatsapp But it’s not just the anti-Brexit left who are guilty of falling into the hyperbole trap. The right should be wary too, when it comes to talking about Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. The Prime Minister has bent parliamentary procedure to his own advantage, but he’s hardly the first politician to do so. What’s more, his opponents have been willing to use all sorts of chicanery to try to get their way. This overblown rhetoric about ‘coups’ and ‘Nazism’ is in no one’s interests Often, it seems our reaction to events is shaped more by the particular hate figure involved than the reality of the situation. As with Corbyn, so with the backlash against prorogation, some of which is clearly a facsimile for feelings towards the Prime Minister. I hate Boris, the thinking goes, therefore the thing he’s done must be hateful. Whatever the political cause, be it campaigning against Brexit or defeating Corbyn, persuading the waverers requires much more than overblown rhetoric. This kind of reasoning seems to be catching on. Historian Simon Schama has referred to “Duce Boris” – a nod to Mussolini’s title of choice. The journalist Lionel Barber completed the totalitarian trifecta by tweeting on Sunday that “the Bolsheviks have taken charge”. Share Main image credit: Getty Similarly, when normally serious people start saying that the UK is in the throes of a “coup” or that Boris has become a “dictator”, there’s a strong temptation to just stop listening. Those who have had the misfortune to experience a real coup or live under an actual dictatorship must find it all pretty astonishing.
whatsapp Monday 10 November 2014 11:39 am Antonio Simoes, the chief executive of HSBC’s UK operation, has criticised gay City leaders who stay in the closet.Speaking at a conference hosted by Deutsche Bank in the City today, Simoes, who spoke openly about his sexuality for the first time in a video message to his employees last year, said business leaders have a “huge personal responsibility” to come out. We’re in London, we’re in 2014. It’s not acceptable that we take for granted all the work done by others on issues such as marriage equalitySimoes, who described himself as “the short, bald, Portuguese gay guy”, added that the fact he is “authentic” makes him “a more empathetic and a better leader”.His comments come shortly after Apple chief executive Tim Cook became the most prominent openly gay business leader, when he said he was “proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me”. At the time, Lord Browne, the former BP chief executive who quit when he was outed by a former lover and has gone on to become a civil rights campaigner, said Cook’s decision to speak about his sexuality means he”has become a role model and will speed up changes in the corporate world”.Last month OUTstanding in business, a network for gay executives, published its annual list of its top 20 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) business role models. The top two spots were taken by Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey, the only FTSE 100 boss who is openly gay. and Simoes. It also included Beth Booke-Marciniak, EY’s global chair of public policy, Nike chief information officer Anthony Watson and WHSmith boss Stephen Clarke. HSBC boss attacks gay City leaders who stay in the closet Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Emma Haslett
STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Politics States still can’t import drugs from Canada. Now, many are seeking to import Canadian prices WASHINGTON — For years, former President Trump threatened to use foreign prices as a cap for what Americans should pay for drugs. Now that he’s left office without implementing the controversial proposal, states are picking up where his administration left off.An array of lawmakers in Hawaii, North Dakota, Maine, Oklahoma, and other states are hoping they can make a version of the Trump administration plan, which focused on Medicare prices, work at the state level. Unlike that proposal and a similar bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), however, several of the state efforts could potentially become law in 2021. About the Author Reprints GET STARTED What’s included? What is it? Lev Facher By Lev Facher Feb. 18, 2021 Reprints Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Adobe Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] @levfacher Tags drug pricingpolicySTAT+states
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media David Hodges S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector “We’re clearly seeming some selling today on the TSX,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist with Edward Jones in St. Louis. “The downside pressure in Canada, as compared to that of United States and, really, other global markets, is from the drop in oil and gold prices.”The March crude contract gave back 58¢ to US$65.56 per barrel and the February gold contract fell US$11.80 to US$1,340.30 an ounce.Meanwhile, south of the border, technology companies led Wall Street broadly lower, as shares of Apple slid 2% cent amid concerns its new iPhone hasn’t been that big of a hit with customers.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 177.23 points to 26,439.48. The S&P 500 index declined 19.34 points to 2,853.53 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 39.26 points to 7,466.51.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of US81.07¢, down 0.09 of a U.S. cent.“Probably the biggest headline today is what’s to come the rest of the week,” said Fehr, pointing to a busy week of potential market-moving corporate news and economic data coming out of the U.S..Several big-name companies are due to report quarterly results, including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google’s parent company Alphabet. About a quarter of the companies in the S&P 500 — the American equivalent to the TSX — have reported results so far this earnings season, with some 65% of those exceeding financial analysts’ expectations, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.The market will also be sizing up new data on U.S. jobs, manufacturing and consumer sentiment. They’ll also be watching Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and listening for any developments out of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee that ends Wednesday.Elsewhere in commodities, the March natural gas contract was down a cent to US$3.17 per mmBTU and the March copper contract was down a cent at US$3.19 a pound.With files from The Associated Press. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Related news Canada’s main stock index fell sharply in a broad-based decline Monday, led by a slide in oil and gold prices, as U.S. stocks backed away from recent record highs.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 144.50 points to 16,094.72, with the energy, gold and materials sectors among major decliners. Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March lightwise/123RF
RelatedPM Calls For Deliverable and Timely Solutions to Addressing Issues of Concern to Country RelatedPM Calls For Deliverable and Timely Solutions to Addressing Issues of Concern to Country Advertisements RelatedPM Calls For Deliverable and Timely Solutions to Addressing Issues of Concern to Country PM Calls For Deliverable and Timely Solutions to Addressing Issues of Concern to Country UncategorizedNovember 4, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon Bruce Golding has expressed the hope that the two-day National Planning Summit now underway at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, will come up with deliverable and timely solutions that will mark the turning point to assist the country in addressing many of the challenges it now faces.In his opening address to the summit this morning (Nov 3,) the Prime Minister said he detected a mood of expectancy and a sense of hope that those in attendance were on the threshold of something exciting. But he said he also detected a kind of cynicism that “we have been down this road before with private sector and government meeting, discussing the issues but failing to come up with real and deliverable solutions”.The Prime Minister said that over the next two days, there was no danger of the participants not being able to agree on objectives but the real challenges would be the specifics that need to be addressed in getting across the bridge to implement the necessary changes. “We have agreed so many times in the past on the issues but we have to determine that if we have to cross that bridge.we need more than consensus, more than agreement of getting on the other side..we need a consensus of -more-how we are going to get across that bridge. There are challenges and weaknesses…we have to determine the steps to take to land us on the other side”, the Prime Minister said.Mr. Golding said the structure of the summit had been designed to facilitate the discussions and to facilitate the kind of results needed if the parties involved are to find solutions. He said the summit was set up to not just end up with speeches and thoughts but to ensure interaction and exchanges that will get us to the heart of the matter. The break out sessions, which will take place throughout today’s proceedings he said, would allow for this. Mr. Golding expressed appreciation to the facilitators of the summit, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the PSOJ, which were working very hard to ensure that participants’ time was wisely spent.Mr. Golding repeated his vision for a Jamaica where everyone may not be rich but no one needs to be poor. He said he believed that this vision could be achieved by addressing the issues of job creation, investment, and a reduction in crime and violence. He said his government is committed to putting in place a slate for the way forward because no growth will be successful unless it takes place within a framework of faith and confidence in the systems of governance.This morning’s session also heard a presentation from the head of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica , Mr. Chris Zacca. The two day summit is being attended by some one-hundred participants drawn from the private and public sectors, the diplomatic corps and non-government organisations. The theme of the summit is ‘Jamaica Tomorrow’.
Mount Martha teenager to takeover ABC Melbourne The ABC has announced the 31 young winners of the inaugural Takeover Melbourne storytelling competition.Mount Martha resident and Woodleigh student Tamsin is one of the Takeover Melbourne winners!Takeover Melbourne is a new initiative from the ABC in partnership with VicHealth, Resilient Melbourne and the Centre for Multicultural Youth, amplifying the voices of young Melburnians (aged 12 to 18 years).Despite the many challenges faced by Melburnians this year, hundreds of young people from across Melbourne stepped up to share their stories. Thirty-two winners were selected, representing each of the local Government areas of Greater Melbourne, to have their stories featured on the ABC.From growing up with Tourette’s Syndrome, to overcoming internalised racism, from finishing year 12 during COVID-19, to rebuilding after the Black Saturday bushfires, the stories showcase the resilience and talent of the city’s young people. From disability advocates and geologists, to musicians and sport fanatics, the 31 stories paint a vivid picture of Melbourne in 2020.The Takeover Melbourne winners will be showcased across the ABC, so keep an eye out for their stories on ABC Radio Melbourne and on ABC TV. They will also be celebrated in a virtual Gala event on December 3, streamed live on the ABC Melbourne Facebook page.To see the full list of Takeover Melbourne winners and hear their stories: abc.net.au/takeoverTakeover Melbourne is made possible through partnership with Resilient Melbourne, VicHealth and the Centre for Multicultural Youth, as well as with the support of the 32 local councils of Greater Melbourne. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ABC, bushfires, coronavirus, covid-19, Facebook, Government, local council, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, resilience, Student, takeover, VicHealth, Victoria, Youth
Brisbane’s ugliest building makes way for new ‘Grand Central’ Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark BaileyThe Brisbane Transit Centre has been completely demolished, marking a huge milestone for the Palaszczuk Government’s transformational Cross River Rail project.Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said a mammoth operation had been underway since the start of demolition works at Cross River Rail’s Roma Street site were announced exactly a year ago today.“Getting rid of the three buildings on site – Hotel Jen, the East Tower the West Tower, which housed the Brisbane Transit Centre – has been one of Brisbane’s largest ever demolition exercises,” he said.“Thanks to the health response of Queenslanders however, the Palaszczuk Government has been able to get on with the job of creating jobs and delivering our state’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan, which includes building Cross River Rail.“About 20 subcontractors and around 900 workers have been involved at various stages over the past year.“More than 98 per cent of demolition waste has been recycled – that’s more than 104,000 tonnes of concrete and more than 5,500 tonnes of metal and steel.”Member for McConnel Grace Grace said now the Brisbane Transit Centre was no more, work could commence on the new Roma Street station building.“Brisbane’s ugliest building has officially made way for Brisbane’s new ‘Grand Central’,” Ms Grace said.“Work will now start on installing 120 piles to stabilise the ground on site before crews start excavating the new station building’s 20-metre-deep shaft.Ms Grace said while the two-hectare Roma Street site was a hive of activity above ground, even more work beneath the surface went unseen, as two huge roadheaders were excavating the station cavern.“Construction of Cross River Rail is progressing at a time when our economy needs it most.“Cross River Rail is injecting more than $4 million a day into the economy and has already supported more than 2,400 workers so far.”Brisbane Transit Centre demolition fast facts:Brisbane Transit Centre opened in 1986;Demolition commenced in December 2019 and was completed in December 2020;The buildings were demolished level by level, starting at the top and working to the ground;An 85-metre tower crane was used to move heavy equipment between floors during the demolition;About 900 workers and about 20 subcontractors have been involved in demolition;About 98 per cent of waste will be recycled, including 104,146 tonnes of concrete and 5571 tonnes of metal and steel;Concrete from the buildings is crushed to be reused in the construction of roads and other infrastructure;120 piles will now be installed to stabilise the ground in preparation to excavate the 20m deep x 45m wide x 48m long station building shaft;With piling work complete for the nearby Services Building, excavation of the 22m deep x 25m wide x 45m long shaft is underway;On average, more than 46,000 people are expected to use the new Roma Street station every day by 2036. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, building, Central, covid-19, Economy, Government, hotel, infrastructure, jobs, Minister, operation, Palaszczuk, project, QLD, Queensland, Roma, Transport
Kathy King, a senior from Pittsford, N.Y., majoring in philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a British grant that finances young Americans of high academic ability to study toward a degree in the United Kingdom. “It is a great honor for one of our students to win such a prestigious award,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny. “This is further evidence of the high quality of the university and its students.” King was one of the first students in CU-Boulder’s Norlin Scholars program. She also was a principal founding member of the Undergraduate Academy, an intellectual honors community on campus, where she established a mentoring program and taught a science class at a local high school. King now serves as the lead undergraduate teaching assistant for the Boulder campus. Lori Goodman, CU-Boulder’s special scholarship adviser, assists students in their pursuit of top national scholarships. “The university is very proud of Kathy and her accomplishments, both in her academic studies and her service to our community,” Goodman said. “As only the second Marshall Scholar in CU’s history, she truly exemplifies both the goals of the Marshall Scholarship program and of the university’s ability to provide world-class experiences for its students.” King plans to pursue two master’s degrees at Oxford, in philosophy and psychology, to study the integration of those subjects in answering questions of consciousness. According to Goodman, King’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm will allow her to succeed as a researcher, a teacher and a voice in public debate about the ethical implications of the mind. “I am very honored to be chosen as a Marshall Scholar and I am really excited about the opportunity to study at Oxford,” King said. “I am also extremely grateful to the university for providing the support needed to accomplish this honor.” King also has performed extensive work in biology and psychology in order to prepare for a future academic career in philosophy and as a participant in debates about ethical issues related to the mind. She has conducted research on visual cortical development in molecular biology and on the Zombie argument in philosophy. In addition to her academic accomplishments, King is an active member of her community and was a national champion and team co-captain with the CU road cycling team. Marshall scholarships allow young Americans of high academic and leadership ability to study for a degree at a British university, either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Goals for the program include enabling students to gain an understanding and appreciation of British academic and social values and establishing long-lasting ties between the people of Britain and the United States. Only 40 awards are granted nationwide each year, making this one of the most prestigious awards that an undergraduate student can earn in the United States. The scholarships are named for former U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, who inspired a foreign aid program in 1947, later known as the Marshall Plan, that greatly contributed to the economic recovery of Europe following World War II. For more information on CU-Boulder’s Norlin Scholars program and the Undergraduate Academy, please visit the following CU-Boulder Web sites at: http://www.colorado.edu/norlinscholars and at: http://www.colorado.edu/AcademicAffairs/UndergraduateEducation/UA/. Published: Nov. 26, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on February 2, 2018 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Finances will never be a problem for NHPS: JP Nadda Share The scheme is aimed at benefiting 10 crore poor families by providing coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary healthcareSeeking to allay concerns about the funding of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) announced in the Budget, Health Minister JP Nadda assured that finances will never be a problem and said the Centre was working out the nitty-gritties of the programme. Touted to be the world’s largest government-funded health care programme, the scheme is aimed at benefiting 10 crore poor families by providing coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary healthcare.“We will give the details but not today. We are working on the nitty-gritties. We have to work that out with all other departments as well. We will give the details (later),” Nadda told reporters here without explaining the modalities of how the government proposes to go about implementing the scheme. He said the government is committed to roll out this programme.“We have made all arrangements for it.” He said every aspect of the scheme ‘has been calculated’ and the details of the programme will only be shared when the government is ready to roll it out. Asked who will pay the premium for the scheme, Nadda said, “The government will pay for the premium with state’s share. For this Rs 2,000 crore has been kept for it as of now.”The National Health Protection Scheme, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday in his Budget speech for 2018-19, will cover approximately 50 crore people.“History is witness that whatever we (the BJP-led government) have committed, we have completed. That is why finance is not the problem, has never been the problem and will never remain a problem,” Nadda said. Asked about an earlier scheme where the government had announced a Rs 1-lakh coverage, Nadda said that under that programme, there were only four crore beneficiaries, whose number has been enhanced now. He said state governments are ready for implementing the scheme and the financial arrangements will be made accordingly.“States have to decide whether they want to subsume with this (scheme) or they want to run on their own,” he said. The health minister said there were a lot of operational problems in the earlier scheme which have been rectified in the present one. He said that all the diseases will be covered under the scheme. “It is not only an insurance. There are many models which we are going to work out. That is why I am not saying now. We will come out with a full programme. We are going fast on it,” he said, adding that the government is committed on it. He said no specific date for the roll out has been fixed as yet, but it will be done ‘very soon.’ Related Posts News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”
Advertisements RelatedJamaicans Urged to Plan for Mid-Year Dry Period Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill is urging rural communities to, this Labour Day, clean and restore the areas surrounding water tanks that have been out of use.Mr. Pickersgill told JIS News that there were close to 400 tanks across the island that are in need of repairs.He said Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) is currently on a drive to have the tanks rehabilitated, but encouraged communities to carry out minor masonry, and preparation for the restoration works.“If those tanks are working it would go a far way in solving the annual drought problem and we will be better able to supply water to the residents,” the Minister said.Minister Pickersgill pointed out that in many cases only a few tanks in any community were serving their original purpose.The focus of Labour Day 2014 being observed under the theme ‘Take a stand… beautify the land’, is on Climate Change. Communities Urged to Help With Restoration of Water Tanks EnvironmentMay 12, 2014Written by: Rodger Hutchinson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsMinister Pickersgill is urging rural communities to, this Labour Day, clean and restore the areas surrounding water tanks that have been out of use.Mr. Pickersgill told JIS News that there were close to 400 tanks across the island that are in need of repairs.Minister Pickersgill pointed out that in many cases only a few tanks in any community were serving their original purpose. RelatedLionfish Population Down RelatedWater Minister Warns Against Misuse of Resources