…as women’s leadership conference opensAs the second annual Women’s Leadership Conference kicked off on Monday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, organiser of the event and Community Health Care Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abbigale Loncke has said she believes more ought to be done for small businesses.Loncke shared her view on entrepreneurs seemingly being tossed aside, stating, “I think that we need to start a conversation on how we are goinCommunity Health Care CEO Abbigale Lonckeg to open avenues for women to get more access to capital that are readily available, because a lot of women have small businesses that they cannot go into the bank and say okay, I have a sweetie shop I need you to help me expand.”She believes the Government should do more for them to help jump start their businesses.In fact, she noted that the above scenario would evince laughter and that person’s request would be turned down. It was on this note that the CEO pointed to theneed for help to be given to women trying to make a livelihood.“The Government needs to come into play, but I also see it coming through partnerships and collaboration,” she added.The event this year is focused on leadership in business for women.Monday’s session was headlined with speakers such as Mings Products andPanelists, entrepreneurs and sponsors at the eventServices CEO Stanley Ming, Small Business Bureau CEO Shamane Headley and several others.Loncke gave a brief history of how the Conference came about.“The idea came about by us stepping into a different dimension in terms of us having oil or discovering oil and the rice in our economy. I realised that not a lot of women are a part of the conversation in business development in Guyana and so this conference this year was birthed through that,” she explained.Loncke sought to point out the importance of the Conference as it will address juggling business and motherhood, hence focusing on mental health and how the law would impact them.
A DUBLIN company’s bid to plant 12 massive wind turbines in the hills of Donegal has been turned down today.Sinn Fein and some independents voted against the plans, Labour abstained.Several Fianna Fail councillors voted in favour of the plans for the turbines which were to be located between Lough Derg and the N15 Donegal Town-Ballybofey Road. Councillors voted on the issue today – with 15 voting in favour, five against with two abstentions.However because two-thirds of councillors failed to back the development (21 were required) the motion fell.The application was made by Eco Wind Power Limited from Santry, Dublin.The turbines would have been 70 metres high – with a rotar blade mesauring 84 metres. A large number of environmental groups had opposed the plans which had been first submitted in 2010.County planners had recommended permission be granted subject to a number of conditions. DUBLIN COMPANY’S BID FOR 12 MASSIVE WIND TURBINES ‘REJECTED’ BY COUNCIL was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) read more