The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) has been sent on one week leave following the allegation of sexual assault by a concessionaire staff of a duty free shop at the airport.It was alleged that this sexual assault incident occurred in the office of the DCEO on July 30, 2018, while the duty free staff was in a meeting with him.The victim claimed that she was inappropriately hugged and kissed on her lips by the accused. In her complaint letter the day after the incident, which was seen by this newspaper, the woman explained that she went to the DCEO to have an issue with her boss’ vehicle resolved.After a commitment was given to have security remove the clamp on the vehicle, the woman said she got up to leave and the senior official did the same, but walked around his desk to hug her. She recounted that the act was “inappropriate”. She pulled away but the man allegedly kissed her on the lips.The victim said she immediately turned and headed for the door, but was intercepted by the by the senior official, who placed his hand on the door to keep it shut and then allegedly kissed her again, for a longer time.According to the woman, she left afterward in shock and was so upset about the incident that she vomited all day.The woman had reported the matter to the airport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Human Resources Manager and she was assured that the matter would be investigated.However, months have passed and she had not heard anything; after enquiring recently, she received a WhatsApp message stating that the issue was “addressed” but with no details about any actions being taken.When further questions posed to the airport heads went unanswered, the woman reported the matter at the Timehri Police Station. The incident was subsequently reported in the mediaAs a result, the airport pass of the concessionaire staff was revoked last week.In a subsequent statement earlier this week, the CJIAC confirmed that a senior official was being investigated for sexual misconduct and was sent on administrative leave on Tuesday pending the outcome of a new investigation into the complaint.A police source confirmed that the official has been placed on $20,000 station bail as they continue to investigate the matter.Meanwhile, efforts to contact the Chief Executive Officer and the Human Resources Manager for a comment on the matter proved futile.
The LYIT marketing students with Letterkenny Chamber CEO Toni Forrestor.Fourth year students from the Department of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), supported by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, have provided Letterkenny town, business owners and the community with valuable insights into the profile of the Letterkenny visitor.The fourth year marketing students, at LYIT, undertook their marketing research project, and carried out some primary research with an aim of profiling the Letterkenny town visitor.The research was carried out between February and April of this year and it was hoped that the research would unearth retailer and customer attitudes towards Letterkenny Town Centre and the Retail Parks, in terms of their retail mix and infrastructure. Toni Forrester, CEO Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the initiative and said understanding the Letterkenny town visitor, who they are, and their needs, enables the Chamber to support our clients and ultimately, the visitor to this area.“The students have highlighted significant information in relation to the demographics of the visitors, in addition to the main reasons and purpose of their visits. Collaborations with the institute, from a research perspective, supports local business and we are delighted to have quantitative results that will support local business. We hope that this venture is the start of many future collaborations with the institute.”Some of the key findings from this research project included learning that the age profile of Letterkenny Town Centre visitors is younger, aged between 18-35 and 35-54 years of age.Additionally, the top 3 reasons for visiting the Town Centre were, at the top of the list, for social reasons, followed by for professional services, and thirdly for shopping reasons. Visitors to the area recommended that signage is improved and that more innovative methods of paying for parking could be used in Letterkenny Town Centre. The findings also highlighted that the town centre is used as a base for tourists, with the respondents highlighting that there is a distinct lack of public transport. Additionally retailers commented on importance of managing the retail mix, particularly in the Town Centre.Their marketing research lecturer, Vicky O’Rourke, welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with local industry when designing marketing research projects, “the benefits of this research project are two-fold, after spending time studying marketing research concepts and techniques, students gain invaluable experience in managing and executing a live project, alongside this the findings provide useful insight into key issues for Letterkenny Chamber and local retailers”.Patricia Doherty, Head of Department of business said the collaboration provided their fourth year marketing students with an opportunity to ‘add value’ to the local business community.“Students undertook a research project that provided real purpose and insights into the visitor profile to the area. The information gained from this research project allows retailers to strategically plan and organise their activities to match any issues that may have been highlighted from the study. We plan to build and strengthen this connection in the future.”UNIQUE PROJECT GIVES INSIGHT INTO WHO VISITS LETTERKENNY AND WHY was last modified: May 17th, 2016 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:chamber of commercedonegalLYITmarketing students
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. HHS Sees Cost Savings In The Cloud The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Report: As Budget Cuts Strike, HHS Looks To The CloudThe U.S. Health and Human Services Department is looking for cost savings in the cloud as it weathers painful budget cuts. HHS, a sprawling department that includes both Medicare and the Food and Drug Administration, is facing a 5% reduction across its budget from the mandated cost cuts called sequestration. Although officials are unsure how the cuts will be applied to the department’s $7 billion IT budget, the tech staff is under pressure to find cost savings measures, like those enabled through cloud (Schectman, 5/27).