Lawrence to lobby for higher salary for health workers

first_imgPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence said she would be lobbying for an improved salary scale for persons working for basic wages within the health sector.She was at the time speaking to staff members of the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre last Friday, during the closing ceremony of a two-week capacity-building programme for orthotic and prosthetic technicians.The technicians, most of them hailing from the Centre, were very instrumental inPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrenceproviding prosthetic limbs and orthotic devices for some 25 persons.Minister Lawrence said while she was grateful for the work put in by the technicians and other staff, there was no doubt that the salaries of those who labour so strenuously needed to be improved.“We are presently at the Ministry of Health trying to work with the Public Service Ministry so that persons who are branded in some particular fields and have been left there to languish, to address your salary scale so you can be remunerated properly for the important services you provide,” the Minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.She noted that the process was “taking a little longer than we thought it would have taken, but good things come to those who wait,” she assured.“We will continue to fight that fight so that persons in those other Ministries understand the important role that many of you play in the health sector, especially you here at the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre.”Director of the Rehabilitation Centre, Cynthia Massay lauded the Minister’s commitment to health workers particularly those working at the centre.last_img read more

DRAKE SINGS PRAISES OF TORONTO ONSTAGE THIS IS HOW THE WORLD IS

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Drake performs during the Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour in Toronto, on Aug. 21. (MARK BLINCH / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Advertisement “I’m forever grateful, everywhere I go, I carry the value of this city with me,” he said. “Every night that I go and I do a show in America, I tell them that this is how the world is supposed to work.’ ”“You see, tonight, we got 17,000 people inside one building from all races, from all places, and all we are doing is just listening to music, and smoking and drinking — and enjoying our lives. And I want you to know that that’s something that I learned right here in Toronto.“You made me the man I am today, you made me the artist I am today.”Drake’s tour dates with Migos were delayed by 10 days from Aug. 10-12 to Aug. 20-22, and then the Aug. 20 show was postponed again, for undisclosed reasons. Drake used the day off to visit a sick fan in the hospital.The Toronto shows come in the place of Drake’s annual OVO Fest concert around this time of year, and there was one OVO-style surprise guest: fellow rap star Travis Scott, whose album Astroworld is currently No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart, who performed “SICKO MODE” and “goosebumps.”The tour continues with another show at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.By GARNET FRASER | Toronto Star After a couple of delays, Drake finally got his Toronto concert stop on Tuesday night and told the hometown crowd he holds the city up as an example of peace and harmony.The rapper told the audience at the Scotiabank Arena that the city he grew up in built and sustained him during his rise to the top of the world of commercial music. But he also praised the “values” of Toronto.Drake speaking about how much Toronto means to him tonight in Toronto. #AATTM pic.twitter.com/dRduEbgR5Y— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 22, 2018center_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more