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Members Named to Panels of Expertise

first_img Minerals: Bob Bancroft, Pomquet, biologist Jonathan Porter, Liverpool, manager, Forestry and Fibre Resources, Abitibi Bowater Donna Crossland, Bridgetown, senior park warden, Kejimkujik National Park Parks: Under the guidance of the steering panel, the four panels will define the process for researching the issues and themes that emerged during the public consultations. The panels will seek technical expertise and hold consultations. They will also prepare and submit draft reports and recommendations to the steering panel. The steering panel oversees the strategy process during phase two, which incorporates information collected through public consultations held in 2008. The third and final phase of the process will see the development of a strategy to manage Nova Scotia’s natural assets, and guide the Department of Natural Resources and government for the next decade and beyond. More information on the natural resources strategy process is available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/ . Tony Charles, Halifax, professor of management science and environmental studies, Saint Mary’s University Bruce Martin, Bear River, parks planner Dale Smith, Dartmouth, president, Nova Scotia Nature Trust Cliff Drysdale, Middleton, director, Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association Steve Mockford, Wolfville, assistant professor, Department of Biology, Acadia University Martha Jones, Sydney, associate professor, Department of Biology, Cape Breton University Biodiversity: Jacob Hanley, Halifax, geology professor, Saint Mary’s University David Duncan, Wolfville, geologist Marcos Zentilli, Halifax, geology professor, Dalhousie University Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell has appointed 12 Nova Scotians to guide the development of a new natural resources strategy for the province. The appointments were recommended by a steering panel chaired by former Chief Justice Constance Glube. “The steering panel has selected 12 well-qualified technical experts for this second phase of the natural resources strategy process,” said Ms. Glube. “The four expert panels will soon begin the job of consulting with stakeholders, and their findings will be reported to the steering panel late this fall.” The steering panel selected the panel members from applications received earlier this year. “I thank the steering panel for their recommendations and look forward to receiving the phase two report this fall,” said Mr. MacDonell. “Most important is that the panel members have demonstrated their technical expertise and that Nova Scotians will see a balanced approach on important resource issues.” The four, three-member panels of expertise will focus on the key components of the strategy: forests, minerals, parks and biodiversity. The members of the panels are: Forests:last_img read more

Prison survey report submitted under review to be made public soon

The prison survey, which is being facilitated by the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme’s (CSSP) Component Three and the University of Guyana, has been submitted.This was disclosed by CSSP’s Project Manager, Clement Henry during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).CSSP’s Project Manager Clement HenryHenry said that the report was submitted on October 27, 2017 and is currently being reviewed by the Guyana Prison Service and CSSP’s project team. He explained that before the report’s recommendations can be taken on board, they must fit all terms of reference and be carefully analysed by the stakeholders. He pointed out, however, that the recommendations and findings of the survey will soon be made public.The sum of US$74,200 has been allocated for the survey. Faculty members from UG’s Turkeyen and Tain campuses, including medical and legal personnel, mathematicians, criminologist and social workers comprised the core team that led the survey. Additionally, 30 students from the university were trained in data collection to assist the team in conducting the survey.The survey is part of Component Three of the CSSP, which seeks to:finance sustainable re-entry initiatives by assessing rehabilitation and reintegration needs across the prison system,develop a rehabilitation and reintegration model based on the needs assessments and the outputs of the survey,develop a case management programme to support and track inmate progress and offer training to Guyana Prison Service (GPS) staff on delivering rehabilitation and reintegration services.According to the DPI, the CSSP is a five-year programme that aims to contribute to a reduction in crime and violence in Guyana, especially in targeted communities and among youths, by increasing their human and social capacity. The specific objectives of the project are to: the improve behaviours for non- violent conflict resolution in targeted communities; increase the Guyana Police Force’s effectiveness in crime prevention and crime investigation; and improve the Guyana Prison Service’s effectiveness in reducing offender recidivism. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNationwide prison survey to commence next monthAugust 23, 2016In “latest news”Contract signed for major prison surveyJanuary 19, 2017In “Crime”Forensic lab to eventually do DNA, gun residue testsAugust 30, 2016In “Crime” read more