Administration pledges more support for minority businesses

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is promising Black business executives that it plans to make sure that the government’s economic support programs are able to reach minority-owned businesses. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen say the new administration intends to address problems in delivering aid to minority businesses in the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to small businesses that can be forgiven as long as the businesses retain their employees or hire them back. Harris and Yellen spoke Friday at a virtual meeting with officials representing some of the 140 chapters of the Black Chambers of Commerce around the country.last_img read more

Several teams register wins in ‘Hit It For 50’

first_imgWINDBALL action in the Ministry of Education, National Sports Commission and AL Sport & Tour Promotions ‘Hit It For 50’ competition took place over the week. Played at the Number 71 playfield Upper Corentyne recently, Massiah Primary beat Number 68 Primary by 18 runs. Batting first Massiah made 39-3 while in response Number 68 Primary scored 21-5.In game two, Number 56 Primary’s 31-1 was enough to deny New Market Primary who made 20-4 a victory in this tournament. Crabwood Creek Primary (19-2) were too much for Skeldon Primary (14-4).Other winners on the day included Number 59.On the distaff end, Skeldon Primary’s score of 21-6 was overhauled by Crabwood Creek Primary with 23-0, while Number 56 Primary were restricted to 15 and their opponents Massiah Primary made 16-1.The organisers paid special thanks to the Regional Education Officer of Region Six and all the schools especially those from Black Bush Polder.last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Joe McHugh TD, welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, on the awarding of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies across Ireland.Joe McHugh TDFour Seafood Processing Companies in Donegal have received grants of up to €540,758.Commenting on today’s announcement, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, “I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Coveney of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies, under the 2014 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme. This scheme plays a vital role in the fishing industry and ensuring the continued growth of a key sector in Ireland. “There are four Donegal-based companies which will each receive funding as part of this scheme, over half a million in total, and highlights the important role that these processing companies, and the seafood industry in general have to play in a county like Donegal, where an emphasis has remained on our natural resources.“This scheme, which works in conjunction with private investment, will total almost €8 million in 2014 and benefit 20 companies throughout Ireland. Under schemes like this, the Government are recognising and reaffirming their commitment to the Seafood Industry in Ireland and aims to support these companies who are doing such pivotal work to local communities, employment and the economy.”The four Donegal companies to receive grants are :Proseail An Clochan Liath Teo, Co. Donegal – € 175,801 Charles Vial (Fish Merchant) Ltd –  €35,554Earagail Eisc Teo – € 312,450Arctic Fish Ltd – € 16,953 DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES GET GRANTS OF €500,000 was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalgrantsjoe mchugh tdseafoodlast_img read more