AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The band is responsible for the western touring region of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It performs for music conventions and plays just about any variety of music. Its instrumentation includes woodwinds, brasses, percussion, electric piano, electric/string bass and vocalists. The band’s repertoire includes standard concert band/wind ensemble literature, orchestral transcriptions, military marches, jazz and pop arrangements, Broadway excerpts and, of course, patriotic songs. The varied programs offer something for everyone and are an excellent choice for family entertainment. College of the Canyons is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Parking will be available in Lot 2 after 6:30 p.m. and in lots 3 through 6. For information, call the Vital Express Center box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons. Tickets will be passed out beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the theater on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance tickets will be available. The Concert Band, the largest performing unit within the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, is comprised of 45 musicians. It is stationed at Travis Air Force Base but has reached millions of listeners and received critical acclaim as one of America’s premier musical organizations. Television and radio broadcasts of the band’s recordings have extended the visibility of the Band of the Golden West to national and international levels. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Government is looking at establishing a full campus of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in the parish of St. Thomas. Story Highlights “In the new facility that we are building at the old Goodyear factory, there is a space for the university in that new township operation, and we are considering providing further capacity to have a full campus out in St. Thomas. We really want to drive development out there,” he said, noting that the current location at Palisadoes is inadequate to meet demands. The Government is looking at establishing a full campus of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in the parish of St. Thomas.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston on Tuesday (September 19).He said that the Government has particular interest in expanding the university into the parish to drive growth in tandem with the development of the St. Thomas leg of the south coast highway.He informed that the institution, soon to be officially renamed Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), will have a presence in the proposed development for the Morant Bay town centre.“In the new facility that we are building at the old Goodyear factory, there is a space for the university in that new township operation, and we are considering providing further capacity to have a full campus out in St. Thomas. We really want to drive development out there,” he said, noting that the current location at Palisadoes is inadequate to meet demands.The Minister said that there are also plans to expand the institution into other parts of the country.“We need to have some capacity in the Clarendon area around Vernamfield, because it is maritime and logistics; so what we don’t want is for (CMI) to only have a presence in Kingston and St. Andrew,” he pointed out. Executive Director of the CMI, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, commended the Government for having the foresight to include the institution in the development plans for St. Thomas.“I see the development of the campus in the parish as a great move, where we will be putting people in the centre of development, which is the most sustainable development that we can have,” he said.He also hailed the development plan for the parish. “This is a new concept and a new model. I applaud it. The whole parish of St. Thomas is poised for greater development. It has good natural resources; it is a green field, an area ripe for development, with open land space and good access to deep water,” he pointed out.Dr. Pinnock noted that Cow Bay in the parish has the deepest harbour in the island and the wider region. Cow Bay has a natural depth of 51 metres.“You don’t have to dredge. These are very good waters for development right along the coastline, so it’s a natural fit. And with the highway infrastructure, it would take just about 15 minutes to get across, so we now have to think about how we can spread development,” he noted.CMI will officially become CMU on World Maritime Day, Thursday, September 28 at an official Charter Day ceremony at the National Arena. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston on Tuesday (September 19).