DAIC reiterate calls for working on Sunday

first_imgLocalNews DAIC reiterate calls for working on Sunday by: – May 30, 2011 DAIC logo. Photo credit: Caribana.comThe Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce is reiterating calls for lifting in whole or in part, the statutory restriction on Sunday trading in Dominica.The DAIC says while it is not asking for an increase in the working hours of employees or denying an employee the right to worship his Creator, its membership is aware that some employees insist on   Saturday as their day of worship while others maintain the traditional Sunday.The DAIC says the need to amend the legislation is strictly to regularize a situation that is already accepted by the Government, the General Public and even the very ones who suggest that Sunday should be left alone while agreeing that it is OK for businesses to open on Sundays once they pay employees double time.The DAIC says it is not denying that it is in the interest of its members not to have to pay double time for work done on Sunday.However, the DAIC says it is happy and willing to uphold and support the payment of overtime on work.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 107 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Birmingham only bidder for 2022 Commonwealth Games

first_imgBIRMINGHAM was the only city to submit a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games before Saturday’s deadline, the Commonwealth Games Federation says.Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Victoria in Canada and a potential Australian entry had been thought to be possible bidders but none came forward.The CGF says it will now review the bid to check it “meets the requirements of successfully hosting” the event.Birmingham beat Liverpool earlier in September as Britain’s candidate city.David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said on Saturday: “There have also been continued expressions of interest and support from Canada, Malaysia and Australia.”A CGF board meeting is due to take place in Sri Lanka on 5 and 6 October and it says a final decision on the host city “is expected by the end of the year”.The cost of staging the event is expected to be at least £750m, which would be the most expensive sports event in Britain since the London 2012 Olympics.Durban originally won the bidding process in 2015, but the South African city was was stripped of the event in March because it did not meet the criteria set by the CGF.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

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