Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopales instan a proteger el refugio del Ártico en tanto…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopales instan a proteger el refugio del Ártico en tanto el Congreso se inclina a autorizar la perforación de hidrocarburos Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Por David PaulsenPosted Oct 24, 2017 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Foto del Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de Estados Unidos.[Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales se están movilizando contra la perforación petrolífera en el Refugio Nacional de la Vida Silvestre en el Ártico, o ANWR por su sigla en inglés, mientras el Senado de EE.UU. da los primeros pasos para abrir parte del refugio en Alaska a la exploración energética.Los avances en el Senado se producen exactamente un mes después que la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal expresara un renovado interés en el asunto en su reunión de otoño, la cual tuvo lugar en Fairbanks, Alaska. Los obispos enviaron una carta pastoral a la Iglesia en la que instaban a la movilización en lo concerniente a justicia medioambiental y racial.“Los que viven más cerca de la tierra y dependen de la salud de este ecosistema se ven marginados por las fuerzas de la valoración del mercado”, dijo el 20 de octubre Mark Lattime, obispo de la Diócesis de Alaska, en un comunicado enviado por email a Episcopal News Service. “Me enorgullezco de la Iglesia Episcopal por su firme compromiso en defensa del pueblo guinche, la preservación del ANWR para las futuras generaciones y la salud del planeta”.Los guinches, mayoritariamente episcopales debido a la temprana labor misionera de la Iglesia en la región, son una de las comunidades nativas más grandes de Alaska. Los que viven en pequeñas aldeas del Interior alasqueño aún siguen muchos de los estilos de vida tradicionales de subsistencia que sus familias han practicado durante miles de años, aunque ese estilo de vida enfrenta ahora amenazas medioambientales, culturales y económicas.El destino del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del Ártico adquirió importancia durante el tiempo que los obispos estuvieron en Alaska a fines de septiembre, al enterarse de que los guinches intentaban proteger la parte del refugio que sirve como un principal territorio reproductivo del caribú y es considerado sagrado por los nativos alasqueños. El caribú, al que solamente cazan después que las manadas emigran al sur, constituye una parte esencial de la dieta de los nativos de las aldeas.“La gente en verdad tuvo la sabiduría de reservas algunas zonas de manera que no fueran abiertas al desarrollo, y son realmente esenciales para las futuras generaciones”, le dijo a los obispos, en una de sus sesiones, Princess Johnson, activista guinche y episcopal.Ninguna perforación ha sido aprobada todavía, pero el 19 de octubre, el Comité de Energía y Recursos Naturales, presidido por la senadora Lisa Murkowski, preservó una medida en el presupuesto auspiciado por los republicanos que le pide al comité que encuentre $1.000 millones en réditos mediante arrendamientos federales. Esa medida no menciona la perforación en Alaska, aunque el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del Ártico es su objetivo más probable.“Es la mejor opción y está sobre la mesa”, dijo Murkowski, republicana, según un informe del Washington Post.  “Se trata de empleos y de creación de empleos. Se trata de riqueza y de creación de riqueza”.Lattime, en su declaración a ENS, reconoció los beneficios económicos de la perforación de hidrocarburos, pero el “verdadero costo de estos beneficios” —para los guinches y para el medio ambiente— “nunca se ha medido con exactitud”.“Somos llamados por nuestro bautismo a luchar por la justicia y la paz entre todos los pueblos y a respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano”, prosiguió él. “El valor del ecosistema del ANWR y del pueblo guinche es inmensurable, y nosotros tenemos una obligación de mayordomía moral de reconocer este valor y de preservarlo”.La Iglesia Episcopal hace mucho tiempo que se ha opuesto a la perforación [energética] en el refugio, como lo declaró en una resolución de la Convención General en 1991. Una resolución de 2012 detalló además el apoyo de la Iglesia a “las comunidades que llevan el mayor peso del cambio climático global: pueblos indígenas, comunidades de subsistencia, comunidades de color y personas menesterosas de todo el mundo” y para “comunidades limítrofes” “las que sufre, dijeron los obispos en la carta, en el cuerpo y el espíritu su proximidad a la extracción y procesamiento de combustibles fósiles”.La carta de los obispos a la Iglesia del 26 de septiembre instaba a los episcopales a unirse a ellos a “escuchar en oración” los problemas de justicia medioambiental y racial al tiempo que identificaban el destino del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del Ártico como un objetivo principal.“Dios nos llama a escucharnos los unos a los otros con creciente atención. Sólo con oídos destapados y ojos abiertos nuestras vidas y corazones cambiarán”, expresaron los obispos en la carta. “Es mediante el amor reconciliador de Dios en Jesús y el poder del Espíritu Santo que nosotros y la tierra misma seremos sanados”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal ha intensificado su defensa del refugio del Ártico en tanto los legisladores han renovado la posibilidad de que se realicen perforaciones de hidrocarburos en sus 763.000 hectáreas, lo cual sólo el Congreso puede aprobar.“Esta tierra sagrada está amenazada”, dijo la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales en un aviso de alerta publicado en su red el 27 de septiembre en el que le pedía a los episcopales que se pusieran en contacto con sus representantes. “La Iglesia Episcopal ha estado durante mucho tiempo de parte de los guinches, defendiendo su derecho a existir y a alimentarse. En tanto los obispos de la Iglesia nos llaman a la oración, el aprendizaje y la reconciliación, también debemos actuar”.Los grupos de conservación ambiental también se están movilizando esta semana y pidiéndoles a los defensores del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del Ártico que asistan a uno de una serie de eventos del “día de la acción”, a partir del 23 de octubre en Staten Island, Nueva York. La manifestación de un día nacional de acción está programada para el 24 de octubre en Washington, D.C., dirigida por el Comité Directivo Guinche.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Two more data protection faux pas in a day

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Understanding the function of the different fields within an e-mail message, in particular the Cc. and BCc. fields is clearly exposing many voluntary sector organisations to at best some public ribbing from UK Fundraising and at worst a complaint under Data Protection legislation.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake has covered this and other issues in many of his online fundraising training courses since 1995. The next training course on using e-mail to fundraise takes place in London on 27 June 2003. After our recent mention of one of the Institute of Fundraising regional groups’ error in publishing their e-mail newsletter subscribers’ e-mail addresses to everyone on the list, UK Fundraising has today received in e-mail format two similar breaches of data protection legislation from the fundraising community. The first comes from a hospice in Berkshire, whose press officer included all the names and e-mail addresses of the media organisations receiving the news release.The second comes from Philanthropy UK. Ironically their message was about “e-mail relay problems.” They compounded their problems by sharing the names and e-mail addresses of dozens of the newsletter’s recipients. So, now we know the e-mail addresses of Charity Commissioner Julia Unwin, Peter Wheeler, Jennifer Moses, Nicholas Baring, and a whole range of other influential or wealthy people. We suspect they didn’t give permission to have these details broadcast so, we won’t share them. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 27 April 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Two more data protection faux pas in a daylast_img read more

Closure of broadcaster would severely weaken media pluralism in Bosnia

first_img / N1 April 29, 2020 Find out more April 8, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News to go further Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Economic pressure Help by sharing this information Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal Receive email alerts News Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national broadcaster BHRT is in serious financial trouble and its closure could be imminent, which would make it the only country in Europe without a public television network. On 26 April, BHRT’s director Belmin Karamehmedović announced that journalists working for the station would not be paid on schedule this month. More seriously, its employees, some 100 people, could lose their jobs. BHRT has been struggling financially for several years and its economic model means that it can no longer continue broadcasting. The station receives its income from a tax paid by everyone who owns a television set. The scheme, set up almost a year ago, has been a failure. The already indebted organization reached a critical point when its income fell by half in April and it owed the country’s power utility 1.3 million Bosnian convertible marks, equivalent to 665,000 euros, in unpaid bills. Apart from the financial consequences for the staff, the closure of BHRT would deprive the country of its only national public service news organization and would damage media pluralism in a country where many news outlets are split along ethnic and political lines, while BHRT remains essentially neutral. “RSF calls on the Bosnian authorities to find a financial solution to save BHRT,” said Virginie Dangles, editor-in-chief of Reporters Without Borders. “Its closure would damage the media in Bosnia-Herzegovina and would deprive its citizens of a vital public source of information.” A group of members of the European Parliament signed a joint letter to the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina on 4 May expressing concern about the future of BHRT and urging it to take steps to ensure the broadcaster’s survival.Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 65th of 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF. Organisation News News Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Economic pressure Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis May 10, 2017 Closure of broadcaster would severely weaken media pluralism in Bosnialast_img read more

New houses could spur Westbury improvements

first_imgNewsHousingPoliticsNew houses could spur Westbury improvementsBy Bernie English – May 11, 2019 450 Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Twitter Previous articleCall to put court Gardaí back on the streetsNext articleSon’s death took Lucy on a journey through grief Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Advertisement TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months center_img Email Facebook Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Cllr. Cathal CrowePLANS to construct new social housing in Westbury will force the local authority’s hand to provide essential works there.That’s the view of local county councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) who has compiled a detailed submission on the needs of local residents for a meeting of Clare County Council on Tuesday, May 14.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I took the decision to compile the submission on foot of recently announced plans to have 22 social houses built within the estate. I believe that this new development may give leverage to the case, I’ve been making the case to update the estate’s entrance and footpaths for a long time,” Cllr Crowe said.“My submission prioritises a revised entrance to the estate. Westbury has almost 1,000 houses. It is the largest housing estate in Munster but it has only one entrance into it. You wouldn’t hear of it anywhere else in the country.“I have brought engineers from the Council out to survey the entrance and am now proposing that one of its piers be set back so that new turning lanes can be constructed. This would provide for much better traffic flows and improved pedestrian safety.”The estate has more than 7 kilometers of footpaths but several of them are not connected. Several of the bus stops have stand-alone concrete based platforms that are cut off from footpaths and inaccessible to wheelchair users”.The 22 new social houses will be built by Cooperative Housing Ireland on land once owned by Chieftain Construction. In 2011 Chieftain went into receivership and the land was taken over by NAMA. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Gardai preparing files for DPP after large group of people gather…

first_imgRoisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement WhatsApp GARDAI are to prepare files for the Director of Public Prosecutions after they dispersed a large group of people from a cemetery as they celebrated a deceased’s birthday, in what gardai described as a “contravention” of COVID-19 public health guidelines.An estimated 200 people gathered and played loud music from a stereo system, in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, today, Sunday, bringing tables, chairs, food and refreshments, said an informed source.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was little or no mask wearing nor social distancing, they added.Gardai were alerted to the scene and cleared the group from the graveyard.“Shortly before 3pm on Sunday 28th February 2021 Gardaí from Rathkeale attended at a local cemetery where a large group of people had gathered in contravention of current Public Health measures,” a Garda spokesman confirmed.“The organisers of the gathering were identified and those present dispersed peacefully. No arrests were made.”The Garda spokesman reminded the public: “The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No.10) Regulations 2020, as amended, are currently in force.““In supporting the COVID-19 public health guidelines and regulations, An Garda Síochána has and will continue to adopt, a graduated policing response based on its tradition of policing by consent,” he said.This method of policing, during the Coronavirus pandemic, “has seen Gardaí engage, educate, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce”.“Where Gardaí identify potential breaches of the public health regulations a file is prepared for the DPP in each case or a Fixed Payment Notice is issued where appropriate,” they added.A local source said: “This is the lowest of the low here in Rathkeale. We’ve had large groups of people gathering for funerals and weddings in the town during the pandemic, but this is just ridiculous.”“These people think they are above the law, they say they want respect but they have to earn respect.”“They gathered in their droves inside the cemetery with tables and chairs, having a birthday party in the cemetery, it’s absolutely ridiculous, and not only that, it’s insulting to the dead people in that cemetery,” they added.Gardai are separately investigating alleged breaches of public health guidelines after a reported 150 people attended a funeral in Rathkeale, for a member of the Travelling community, last month.Last Christmas gardai encountered house party’s and other public health contraventions in Rathkeale “involving gatherings by large groups at private establishments and on public thoroughfares in the town”.Despite fears over transmission of the UK variant of the virus, around 2,000 visitors traveled directly from or through Britain, on their way to Rathkeale for Christmas and New Year family celebrations.Director of Pavee Point, Martin Collins told this reporter last December, “everybody is absolutely [right] to be concerned about Rathkeale” and those gathering in large numbers were “playing Russian roulette, and, potentially there could be deaths”.Mr Collins warned the traditional early December return by Travellers to Rathkeale would put the Travelling community and settled community at risk.Calling for a ban on the sale or renting of marquees, he added: “During the pandemic I’ve seen many Travellers hiring marquees, and having parties in their own back yards, birthday parties, anniversaries, and so forth, and that’s just not on, it’s not acceptable.”On February 24th last, gardai issued over 30 fines to people in neighbouring parish, Newcastle West, after an estimated 200 people gathered for a funeral of a man who died in the UK. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Previous articleWATCH: Ireland make light work of indisciplined ItalyNext articleSin Bin in Hurling & Temporary Substitutions – 2021 GAA Congress Recap David Raleigh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsBreaking newsLimerickGardai preparing files for DPP after large group of people gather at Limerick cemetery to celebrate deceased relative’s birthdayBy David Raleigh – February 28, 2021 3056 Printlast_img read more

41% drop in new buildings recorded in Donegal

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articlePublic urged to report racist or sectarian incidentsNext articleSoccer – Finn Harps Beat Mervue In Ballybofey News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 9, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest Twitter 327 new residential and commercial buildings were recorded in Donegal for the first six months of 2012, according to new figures released today by GeoDirectory.The figures represent a year-on-year decrease of 41% compared to the same period in 2011 when 557 new buildings were added in the county.The 327 new buildings identified in Donegal were composed of 295 residential buildings, 29 commercial buildings and 3 were dual-purpose buildings with both residential and commercial elements.These new additions bring the total number of buildings in Donegal to 87,562.The decrease in new building additions in Donegal in the first half of 2012 of 41% is a larger decrease than the 23% fall recorded nationally. Facebook 41% drop in new buildings recorded in Donegal Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Oatfield management meeting with workers today

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Deputy says Sinn Fein/Fianna Fail coalition is a possibilityNext articlePomeroy parish priest takes sabbatical leave News Highland Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The owners of the Oatfield brand will begin meeting with staff today ahead of the closure of the factory at the end of May.Zed Candy confirmed on Friday that the plant would close, with production moving to a factory in the UK.Confirming their intention to close the plant at the end of May, management said on Friday that they will support the 15 workers involved in every practical way, in order to minimize the impact of the decision.How that support is realised should be come clearer today, as management meets with each individual employee today.Meanwhile, thoughts are now turning to the future of the site, which is owned by Donegal Creameries. There’s been speculation that an international retail company may be about to take over the site, but that’s not been confirmed.Earlier this month, Donegal Creameries’ CEO Ian Ireland indicated to Highland Radio News that when Zed Candy vacate the site, the site may be sold….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/otfld3pm1.mp3[/podcast]* Clip first broadcast on April 12th. WhatsApp Oatfield management meeting with workers today Facebook Facebook By News Highland – April 30, 2012 Pinterestlast_img read more

MLA wages to be cut as Bradley addresses Stormont impasse

first_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Politicians at Stormont are set to have their pay cut by 14,000 pounds as the powersharing crisis continues.The UK government’s Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is due to make the announcement in the House of Commons shortly.She’s also set to rule out a fresh Assembly election and will bring forward laws to allow civil servants in the North to make decisions.It’s been claimed that a number of significant projects, including the A5 Upgrade and the Strule Education Campus in Omagh are in danger, because there is no minister in place to sign off on them. Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 6, 2018 Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th MLA wages to be cut as Bradley addresses Stormont impasse WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleDonegal publicans support Garda anti-drugs campaignNext articleDungloe based company wins Safety and Quality Award News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Let’s build bridges to reach refugee skills

first_imgLet’s build bridges to reach refugee skillsOn 27 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Harnessing the skills of the entire workforce – including asylum-seekers andrefugees – relies on the co-operation of MPs, employers and employment bodiesin overcoming current political and cultural obstaclesTottenham is the most diverse constituency in Europe. With over 150different languages and large African, Eastern European and Turkishcommunities, it probably has the highest number of asylum-seekers in thecountry. As MP for for the North London constituency, at a busy Friday evening clinicthere can be up to 40 people coming to see me for advice about immigrationmatters, access to asylum support and employment. Many request advice on thejobs market, assistance with gaining access to training or help with thetransition from voluntary work to paid employment. I am keen that we harness the talents and develop the skills of refugees andasylum-seekers to enrich the lives of all in the community. London has alwaysbeen privileged in attracting communities from all over the world, and theircontribution has helped make the capital the dynamic and rich city it is today.The findings of the Personnel Today survey on employer attitudes toasylum-seekers and refugees (News, 20 November) are borne out by myconstituents’ experiences. These include caution on the part of employersregarding Home Office red tape, fear about asylum-seekers’ long-termemployability, and prejudice against certain ethnic groups. Anecdotal reports also suggest gaining employment is even more difficultsince 11 September. Recent Home Office estimates put the number of young, single, maleasylum-seekers at 65 per cent of the total in the UK. There are adisproportionate number of such young men in Tottenham and other London areas.They generally have a good level of English, speak other languages and are veryavailable for work. A Somalian constituent of mine, who speaks eight languages, was snapped upby an advice bureau and is now looking forward to paid employment within monthsof arriving in the UK. It is important, however, to recognise that a minority of asylum-seekers andrefugees face difficulties in gaining employment due to a poor level of Englishand inappropriate skills and qualifications. For people from rural villages, the transition to a big city like London isnot easy. And if they are from a war-torn country, it is likely that theireducation was disrupted at an early age, leading to a low level of writtenattainment in their native language. This makes learning English difficult andoften increases the tendency for them to interact almost entirely within theirown ethnic groups. It is essential that English language and other courses are available tothose more disadvantaged asylum-seekers and refugees. Other recommendations,which many in refugee community bodies have made, include a new Home Officework permit document. This would boost the confidence of employers andpotential employees. I would also like to see employment centres taking a more focused approachto asylum-seekers and refugees, so that problems in gaining access toemployment might be identified early and resolved. For example, it would bebeneficial for employment centres to have greater powers to verify people’squalifications. Increased opportunities in voluntary work before an individual’s status isuncovered by the Home Office, would also be helpful. I welcome David Blunkett’s receptiveness to these possibilities which couldprovide a bridge to employment for individuals as soon as they are grantedpermission to work. Countless opportunities exist for us to harness the workforce, which existsometimes latently in areas like Tottenham. It is only through the co-operationof organisations involved – the Home Office, employers, employment centres andjob-hunting asylum-seekers – that the barriers will be overcome. I welcomePersonnel Today’s role in this process and hope that as a result of thecampaign we will see that vital solidarity begin to develop. By David Lammy, a barrister and MP for Tottenham Comments are closed. last_img read more