This year’s Linden Town Week (LTW) was declared officially open on Sunday last with the customary opening ceremony hosted at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park in Region 10.Children doing a dance during the official launchThe event, which commenced with the Miss Linden Teen Ambassador Pageant on Saturday, is being hosted under the theme, “Rekindling our culture”.It will feature 12 days of fun and excitement in the areas of education, sports, agriculture, health, culture and entertainment and will culminate on May 1.Speaking at Sunday’s opening ceremony, Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell said that the activity also seeks to showcase the talents and abilities of Lindeners in various fields. Alluding to the various activities which will be hosted, the Mayor urged the full support of all.Some of the contestants at the official opening on Sunday“Town Week’s vision… is to bring out the talents we have within our own township. Those of you who can sing, who can dance, who can write poetry…It’s for you to showcase that talent to the rest of the world…as we declare Town Week opened, I want you to remember as you go through, to look out for your people. There’s so much persons who would be doing things. There’s women in business that are going to be advertising what they’re doing in Linden”, Arrindell noted.The event also featured a number of cultural performances.Over thirty activities will be showcased in this year’s LTW activities, which have been planned by the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC). According to the LM&TC, the aim is to put the best of Linden on display.
October 17, 2019
OTTAWA — The federal government has moved forward in Parliament with the ratification of the new North American free-trade agreement as the legislative clock ticks towards a summer adjournment and fall election.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled a Ways and Means motion in the House of Commons Monday afternoon to lay the groundwork for ratifying the new pact.Freeland says the full lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canadian imports has paved the way for formal approval of the new deal.She says Canada will move forward in tandem with the U.S. in ratifying the deal, as much as that is possible.Freeland says she will meet soon with her cabinet colleagues to update them on plans to table the necessary legislation to ratify the updated continental trade pact that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico signed last November.On Thursday, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence will be in Ottawa, where he is expected to exchange views with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Freeland on the legislative way forward in their two countries.The Canadian Press