Haidee V Eugenio Pacific Daily News Published 2:22 AM EST Feb 18, 2019 Acting Gov. Josh Tenorio will sign an executive order this week to speed things up when it comes to applying for and granting government of Guam permits for buildings, houses and road projects. "It doesn't make sense to us that it takes three months waiting time for occupancy permit inspection, the amount of time that it takes for building permits to be issued," Tenorio said during the Monday morning signing of a proclamation declaring Feb. 17 to 23 as Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors Week. More: Report: Public is under-served, GovGuam workers demoralized More: Governor's plan to fight crime omits funding for more officers Tenorio said the executive order will begin the process of updating GovGuam's permitting process. "We're going to come up with a plan to modernize the process, and to make it more friendly to all of the users. The two examples I said -- long delays in getting … [Read more...] about Tenorio: 3-month wait for occupancy permit inspection doesn’t make sense
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If you were a resident of Winnipeg who missed the Tribune's front page headlines in the run up to February 19, 1942, then you were in store for a terrifying surprise. The city had planned a mock Nazi invasion as a means to drum up Allied support and money for the war effort - and scaring its residents was the intended outcome. Local child Diane Edgelow was not prepared for the terrifying shock of her life when she was ordered by her mother to retrieve a loaf of bread on the morning of February 19, 1942. She crossed the bridge into downtown Winnipeg, Canada before she was confronted by German Nazi soldiers. 'They were guarded by German soldiers; they seemed to be everywhere,' she recalls. 'I was so scared.' She paid for the bread and was given a German Reichsmark as change. 'No one in our house would read the paper,' said Edgelow in an interview with Legion Magazine. 'I don't think my mom would have sent me down to the store if she knew there were going to be soldiers dressed … [Read more...] about Day the ‘Nazis’ invaded Canada: How Winnipeg staged 1942 mock takeover
Did you know that the EU legislation allows every EU national who moves in another EU country to obtain permanent resident status? But what are the conditions? How does it work in the Grand Duchy and what are the advantages? Registration certificate or permanent residence permit? As an EU national or a national of a country treated as such, you automatically have the right of permanent residence in Luxembourg if you have officially resided in the country for a continuous period of 5 years. The permanent residence permit is different from the registration certificate. The first is not compulsory and confirms your right to live permanently in Luxembourg without any conditions. The second is compulsory if you want to stay more than 90 days in Luxembourg and confirms your right to live in the country under certain conditions. How to get it? To get the permanent residence permit, you must be able to prove that you have been living legally in the country for an uninterrupted … [Read more...] about Requesting a permanent residence permit in Luxembourg
Despite a requirement in the Standing Orders that laws must be sent to MPs 10 days before Parliament sits, Members last week debated and passed a series of changes to the law governing how work permits are issued and managed within a day of receiving them.Creating a fair and open employment market for Ni Vanuatu has been a challenge for successive governments. It has been widely reported that some employers used work permits to fill positions that could have been filled by Ni Vanuatu. Enforcement of existing requirements has intensified in 2018.It’s not clear whether there was any consultation with the public concerning these amendments.Every bill comes with an explanatory note for Members, providing a reason for each amendment, and laying out what each change does.This note states that amendments are necessary in order to ensure that positions are occupied by citizens; to “increase Government revenues”; to create a formal appeal process for grievances; to protect … [Read more...] about WORK PERMITS ACT – WHAT DID WE JUST PASS?
Social media companies and hospitals were among the biggest employers of individuals with employment permits for non-EU nationals last year as the overall number of permits issued rose by 18%.New figures published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation show 13,398 permits for workers from outside the EU were approved in 2018 — an annual increase of over 2,000.Jobs Minister Heather Humphreys said the last quarter of 2018 had seen the highest number of permits issued in any quarter in the previous decade.Google and Facebook both employed over 200 foreign workers issued with employment permits last year.The single biggest beneficiary of the system was Dawn Meats which hired 296 individuals with permits, followed by Accenture with 294.Cork University Hospital employed 259 staff with permits, while other medical facilities including University Hospital Limerick, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and Galway University Hospital also employed around 200 non-EU workers … [Read more...] about Surge in employment permit approvals for non-EU nationals