Linda Carvery Appointed Federal Citizenship Judge

first_imgCarolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Immigration and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act, congratulates council member Linda Carvery on her recent federal appointment as a citizenship judge in Halifax. “Ms. Carvery’s appointment is wonderful news. I am confident her commitment to this position will parallel her dedication to her community overall,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. Ms. Carvery is an entrepreneur with interests in the community, economic and social development and the arts. She has worked for many years on behalf of persons with disabilities, families in crisis and youths and is former executive director of the African Nova Scotian Training Centre. In addition to longtime involvement on the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Ms. Carvery has served the community through the National Parole Board, the Congress of Black Women, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Arts Council. “The council has benefitted from Ms. Carvery’s caring and expert participation for many years,” Ms. Bolivar-Getson said. “Now the citizens of Canada will benefit from one of Nova Scotia’s leading women.” She is also a singer and recording artist and winner of the East Coast Music Award Jazz Artist of the Year. During Ms. Carvery’s three-year term as a citizenship judge, she will make decisions concerning citizenship applications, preside over citizenship ceremonies and administer the oath to new citizens.last_img read more

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Ministers Conference Showcases Products Expertise in Fishing Industry

first_imgParticipants at the 20th annual minister’s conference, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, will be able to learn from an international brand expert and visit a trade show with industry suppliers. The conference will be held Feb. 22-23 at the Halifax Convention Centre. “Nova Scotia seafood is competing and succeeding in international markets because of our focus on quality,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “The knowledge and expertise being shared at this year’s conference can help us to be even more successful in sharing our story of premium quality with global seafood markets.” Gavin Gibbons, vice president, communications, National Fisheries Institute in McLean, Virginia, will lead a session about the impact of media, including Facebook and Twitter, on brand reputation. Mr. Gibbons is well known for his experience in both the seafood industry and media. He has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press. He has also been a commentator on fisheries issues for National Public Radio, CNN and the Fox Business Network. Prior to joining the National Fisheries Institute in 2007 he worked as a television news producer and earned awards from the Associated Press, Gannett, the Detroit Press Foundation and received an Emmy Award. “This year the minister’s conference is taking a holistic approach to seafood. It’s focusing on not just how we handle fish and fisheries but also how we communicate about them,” said Mr. Gibbons. “Speaking with one voice to avoid creating negative impressions through media and marketing can be as important as how the resource is harvested.” Nova Scotia seafood and industry products will be showcased at the conference. Premium quality Nova Scotia seafood will be featured at the opening night reception and this year’s conference trade show will feature 40 booths with industry suppliers. The mission of the minister’s conference, first held in 1997, is to support innovation that can enhance the value derived from Nova Scotia’s quality fish and seafood resources. Participants will benefit from global expertise that can help them grow jobs and economic opportunities for the province’s coastal and rural communities. Visit www.perennia.ca/seafoodconference to register and for more information, including a list of trade show exhibitors.last_img read more

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