The Social Protection Ministry (MoSP) plans to upgrade the present pension payment system to electronic, but might just have to ditch the idea because most pensioners are against the upgrade.This was related to Guyana Times on Friday by a reliable source attached to the MoSP, who also informed that the decision to ditch the upgrade was arrived at after a survey had been conducted.According to the source, the survey was conducted about three months ago by the Telecommunications Ministry, in collaboration with the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC).“Based on the reports from the survey, most of the pensioners did not want the upgrade,” the source informed.This newspaper was further informed that despite the findings from the survey, talks are ongoing for an upgrade to the old age pension system.The Government had first revealed its plan to introduce an electronic payment system for pensioners back in 2016. The intent of the system is to have pensioners uplift their monthly allocations through the local banks.Assistant Chief Probation and Social Services Officer Ricardo Banwarie had explained back then that, in the upgraded system, pensioners would sign on the coupon booklet and access their cash. The pensioners’ information would be entered into the database for the GPOC to keep record of pensioners in the system.“Added to that, we will be having the agents, for persons who are shut-ins, persons who are not capable of going to the Post Office to uplift their pensions. We will be able to have the names of the persons who are going to be authorised to uplift the pension on behalf of the pensioner in our data base,” Banwarie explained.He clarified that this new system was intended not to scrap the coupon booklet system, but to run parallel with it. Banwarie added that if a pensioner has to relocate, he or she must inform the Post Office.Then Social Protection Minister, Volda Lawrence, had told the National Assembly in 2016 that the new electronic payment system would be implemented in 2017.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – According to three unnamed sources familiar with the matter, Malaysian state oil firm Petronas is considering selling its majority stake in Pacific NorthWest LNG.In an article from The Financial Post and Reuters, Petronas is said to be weighing options for the project after crude oil prices have fallen more than 50 percent since the middle of 2014, which has hit the company’s profits and prompted cuts to capital expenditure and jobs. The economics of the project, which has taken three years to get approved due to environment concerns have been called into question as the price of natural gas has also dropped more than 70 per cent since 2014.Petronas was given the go-ahead for the project by the federal government earlier this week. The company stated after Tuesday’s approval that executives would study the project’s 190 conditions and conduct a review before deciding on what to do next. When asked about the potential sale today, Petronas said that it will not provide any additional comment.- Advertisement -The sources said Petronas has been considering a sale for months, after it became apparent that a Canadian approval was possible, but had yet to take a final decision. Other options are also being considered, including putting it on ice.“They are going to be looking at gas prices, costs and returns before they make the final decision,” said one of the sources. “It is a very tough call.”Petronas signed on for the project in 2012 through the acquisition of Progress Energy.Advertisement Article courtesy The Financial Post/Reuters: http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/petronas-weighs-sale-to-exit-27-billion-canadian-lng-project-sources-say?__lsa=e709-5cc6.
Job vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions Ltd, located in Ballyraine, Letterkenny, is seeking a general manager.We are looking for an experienced leader with significant experience in leading and developing high performing Facility Management teams.You will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in communication, business and financial planning, customer service and relationship building. You will have both the breadth and depth of skills to fulfill the role described above and high levels of energy, and the passion and drive, to lead and embed significant change.You will have the drive to challenge the status-quo and improve working practices.You will also have the negotiating and influencing skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels. Qualifications and ExperienceApplicants must at the closing date for receipt of CVs:Have a third level qualification (such as a degree, HND or HNC) or an equivalent qualification in a subject matter relevant to Facilities Management.Be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples in a CV, at least 5 year’s relevant experience in the areas detailed below;a. The effective management of general FM services – The management of ongoing service contracts in accordance with best industry practice.b. The effective management of FM contract management – Ensure works contracts (projects) managed are completed on time, within budget to meet the customer’s contractual requirements. c. Change Management – The management of in excess of 30 staff through a defined period of change.d. Performance Management – Implementing sustained and effective improvements in services.e. Budget and Resource Management – Successfully managing assets and budgets within competing budget priorities and financial limits including the prioritization and targeting of resources.Or Be able to demonstrate on your CV, by providing personal and specific examples of at least 8 years’ relevant experience in the areas detailed at 2a.To apply, send your CV to email@example.com by Monday, April 16th 2018.Job Vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions Ltd require General Manager was last modified: April 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobletterkennyManagementtailored facility solutions ltdTFSVacancy