O Avia Solutions Group transferiu sua sede para a Irlanda

VILNIUS, Lituânia, March 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Avia Solutions Group, o principal grupo empresarial de aviação, transferiu sua sede para a Irlanda. Após a transferência de sua sede controladora para a Irlanda, Dublin, o grupo também passou a ser a segunda maior empresa de aviação registrada na Irlanda, atrás da gigante da aviação Ryanair.

“Mudar a sede controladora para a Irlanda foi um passo estrategicamente importante para nossos futuros planos de desenvolvimento”, explica Jonas Janukenas, CEO do Avia Solutions Group. “A Irlanda é conhecida como o pólo da aviação. Um grande número de empresas de aviação está localizado aqui, portanto, estando mais próximos da comunidade da aviação, poderemos implementar os planos de desenvolvimento do grupo mais rapidamente e manter a liderança de mercado.”

Segundo Janukenas, os instrumentos financeiros da empresa na Bolsa de Valores de Dublin foram adquiridos pelos maiores investidores institucionais do mundo, dos EUA e da Europa, então este também foi um dos motivos para escolhermos a Irlanda.

O grupo tem escritórios em todo o mundo: Irlanda, Lituânia, Estados Unidos, Emirados Árabes Unidos, África do Sul, Austrália e Ásia-Pacífico.

O Avia Solutions Group é o maior e líder mundial em serviços de ACMI (arrendamento de aeronaves, manutenção e seguro), com uma frota de mais de 165 aeronaves. O grupo também presta diversos serviços aeronáuticos, como manutenção de aeronaves, treinamento de pilotos e tripulantes, assistência em solo, entre outros. O Avia Solutions Group emprega mais de 11.000 profissionais de aviação altamente qualificados em diferentes regiões do mundo.

Sobre o Avia Solutions Group 
 
O Avia Solutions Group é o maior fornecedor global de ACMI (arrendamento de aeronaves, tripulação, manutenção e seguros) com frota de mais de 165 aeronaves e é a empresa-mãe da SmartLynx Airlines, Avion Express, BBN Airlines, KlasJet, Magma Aviation e outras que operam em todos os continentes do mundo. O Grupo também fornece vários serviços de aviação, como MRO (manutenção, reparo e remodelação), treinamento de pilotos e tripulações, assistência em solo e outras soluções interconectadas. O Avia Solutions Group conta com o apoio de mais de 11.000 profissionais de aviação altamente qualificados em todo o mundo.

Para mais informações, visite www.aviasg.com 

Contato de mídia:
Silvija Jakiene
Diretora de Comunicações
Avia Solutions Group
silvija.jakiene@aviasg.com
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Avia Solutions Group est désormais une société irlandaise

VILNIUS, Lituanie, 03 mars 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avia Solutions Group, grand groupe du secteur de l’aviation, a installé son siège en Irlande. Depuis le transfert de son siège social à Dublin, le groupe est également devenu la deuxième entreprise du secteur irlandais de l’aviation, derrière le géant Ryanair.

« Le déménagement de notre siège social en Irlande était une décision stratégique importante pour nous vis-à-vis de nos projets de développement, » explique Jonas Janukenas, PDG d’Avia Solutions Group. « L’Irlande est aujourd’hui un pôle de l’aéronautique. Un grand nombre de sociétés du secteur de l’aviation y sont implantées. Par conséquent, en nous rapprochant de cette communauté, nous serons en mesure de mettre en œuvre plus rapidement les plans de développement du groupe et de conserver notre position de leader du marché. »

Selon M. Janukenas, les instruments financiers de la société à la Bourse de Dublin ont été acquis par les plus grands investisseurs institutionnels du monde situés aux États-Unis et en Europe. C’était donc une raison supplémentaire pour choisir l’Irlande.

Le groupe possède des bureaux à travers le monde : en Irlande, en Lituanie, aux États-Unis, aux Émirats arabes unis, en Afrique du Sud, en Australie et en Asie-Pacifique.

Avia Solutions Group est le plus grand groupe de services ACMI (exploitation d’avions tout compris) au monde, avec une flotte comportant plus de 165 appareils. Le groupe propose également divers services aéronautiques, tels que la maintenance, la formation des pilotes et des équipages, les services au sol et autres. Avia Solutions Group emploie plus de 11 000 professionnels de l’aviation hautement qualifiés dans différentes régions du monde.

À propos d’Avia Solutions Group

Avia Solutions Group est le plus grand fournisseur mondial de services ACMI (exploitation d’avions tout compris) avec une flotte comportant plus de 165 appareils. Il s’agit de la société mère de SmartLynx Airlines, Avion Express, BBN Airlines, KlasJet, Magma Aviation et d’autres, qui exercent leurs activités sur tous les continents. Le groupe fournit également divers services aéronautiques tels que les services MRO (maintenance, réparation et remise en état), la formation des pilotes et des équipages, les services au sol et d’autres solutions connexes. Avia Solutions Group est soutenu par plus de 11 000 professionnels de l’aviation hautement qualifiés dans le monde entier.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter le site : www.aviasg.com 

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Namibia launches program to combat land degradation

Namibia, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), yesterday launched the country’s Dryland Sustainable Landscape Impacts Program project, which aims to use an integrated landscape approach to reduce, reverse, and avoid further land degradation in northern parts of Namibia.

Speaking at the launch, Namibian Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta said the region is facing extensive degradation due to deforestation, unsustainable land use, and production practices, worsened by the impacts of global climate change.

The project seeks to transform the management of production systems within Namibia’s Miombo-Mopane Woodlands using an ‘integrated landscape approach’ that is focused on avoiding, reducing, and reversing land degradation, Shifeta said, adding that it will focus on parts of the Oshikoto, Omusati, and Kavango East regions, where land degradation is greatest, over the next five years.

The project seeks to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2040, in line with the goal of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

According to Shifeta, the project is composed of three components, focusing on the enabling environment, practical application of sustainable land and forest management practices, and strengthening knowledge, learning, and collaboration on LDN-related matters.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

NWR wins PMR Award for Conservation and Tourism

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has won the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for Doing the Most for Conservation and Tourism in Namibia.

The PMR Africa Awards honour excellence across a number of industries in Namibia. It uses a surveying and research process to determine the winners.

In a press release issued on Thursday, NWR Managing Director Matthias Ngwangwama stated that the Diamond Arrow Award is the highest level of recognition that PMR Africa can bestow and demonstrates NWR’s commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism.

He said NWR operates several campsites, lodges and resorts throughout Namibia, all of which are located in or near protected areas such as national parks and reserves.

“Despite the difficulty in identifying a winner, it is always fulfilling to be recognised as doing

something good. Therefore, we are thrilled to receive this award and to be recognised for our efforts in promoting conservation and sustainable tourism in Namibia. We dedicate this award to all our diligent and hardworking employees who, despite various constraints, are ever committed to meaningfully contribute to hospitality and tourism service as well as sustainable tourism,” he said.

The promotion of responsible tourism practices to visitors, as well as the adoption of eco-friendly practices like solar power and waste management systems, demonstrate NWR’s dedication to conservation and sustainable tourism, he continued.

In order to aid conservation efforts in Namibia, the company has also partnered with conservation groups like the KAZA TCI (Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Initiative).

Through these programmes, NWR actively promotes conservation and eco-friendly travel in Namibia, said Ngwangwama.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Man arrested for alleged possession of pangolin skin at Otjiwarongo

A 30-year-old man was arrested at Otjiwarongo on Thursday after he was allegedly found in possession of a pangolin skin valued at N.dollars 50 000.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Friday said the arrest was intelligence driven.

The man was arrested on charges of possessing and dealing in controlled wildlife products without a permit.

Mbeha said the suspect reportedly travelled from Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region to Otjiwarongo, where he intended to sell the skin to a local businessman for N.dollars 6 000, Mbeha said.

“We seized the skin from him at about 14h40,” she said.

The man was being held at the Otjiwarongo Police Station and police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Namibia Dairies concerned about looming drought crisis in the south

Namibia Dairies, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group which owns the !Aimab Superfarm at Mariental, has expressed grave concern about the looming drought in the Hardap region.

The Hardap Dam water levels currently stand at 42 per cent, which increases the likelihood that southern Namibia will experience another drought disaster, which will be detrimental to businesses.

The !Aimab Superfarm currently employs 68 Namibians and has 1 800 cows that produce 35 litres of milk per day, and between 29 000 and 33 000 litres per month.

Group Manager for Corporate Relations at Ohlthaver & List, Roux-Che Locke in a recent interview told Nampa that the lack of water would result in no agriculture, which would have an impact on not only the dairy farm, but also all other activities that support the local economy, and unemployment could increase.

”As part of the business community of the Hardap Region we implore all stakeholders to engage in order to find effective management strategies for our national assets, especially where it affects us in ways such as water conservation and alternative feed sources that can help mitigate some of these challenges,” she said.

Currently, the demand for raw milk in the area is much higher than the supply. South Africa faces the same issue, so this is a current regional problem. The super farm currently supplies around 65 per cent of the current local raw milk supply, according to Locke.

She further said milk is collected in the milk parlour three times daily and tanked to be sent to the manufacturing and processing facility in Windhoek.

The rotary milk plant, which was installed in August 2009, is one of the biggest in southern Africa. It provides raw milk to the Namibia Dairies Manufacturing Plant.

The 250 hectares of land irrigated at the !Aimab Superfarm has its own agronomic arm and is supplied with water from the nearby Hardap Dam.

The farm plants two crops each year: maize in the summer and wheat in the winter, both of which are harvested in May and June.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Suspects arrested with elephant tusks, pangolin skins

A 30-year-old man was arrested at Otjiwarongo yesterday after he was allegedly found in possession of a pangolin skin valued at N.dollars 50 000.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa today said the arrest was intelligence driven.

The man was arrested on charges of possessing and dealing in controlled wildlife products without a permit.

Mbeha said the suspect reportedly travelled from Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region to Otjiwarongo, where he intended to sell the skin to a local businessman for N.dollars 6 000, Mbeha said.

“We seized the skin from him at about 14h40,” she said.

The man was being held at the Otjiwarongo Police Station and police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Quantity surveyors an endangered species: Onashile

The president of the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS), Obafemi Onashile, said Friday that quantity surveyors need to be included by the government in the development infrastructure projects in Africa.

The AAQS president said this during a press conference here on Friday, hosted by the Institute of Namibian Quantity Surveyors, to bring awareness to the importance of quantity surveyors to look at the cost of projects so that it has a higher success rate.

He said many infrastructure projects remain unfinished because there is no quantity surveyor on the project team.

“Quantity surveyors should be able to participate in developing infrastructure projects and be developed enough to advise the government on these projects,” Onashile said.

Concurring with this statement, AAQS member Matthew Ngulube said quantity surveyors should advise the government and members of an infrastructure project on appropriate funding.

Ngulube highlighted the importance for the government to introduce a policy to make provision for local contractors to be more involved in projects instead of relying on foreign contractors.

“Foreign contractors often help build infrastructure and then disappear, leaving Namibians behind to deal with the debt,” he said.

He said local contractors in African countries are endangered because their government often turns to foreign contractors to join infrastructure projects.

Onashile added that the agriculture and construction sectors are the most productive, making it one of the most important sectors, especially in Namibia with the green hydrogen projects and oil discovery.

He said that as Africa lags behind in the construction sector, provision needs to be made to use local contractors.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Namibia Dairies enhance the lives of local farmers

Namibia Dairies, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group which owns the !Aimab Superfarm at Mariental, has expressed grave concern about the looming drought in the Hardap region.

The Hardap Dam water levels currently stand at 42 per cent, which increases the likelihood that southern Namibia will experience another drought disaster, which will be detrimental to businesses.

The !Aimab Superfarm currently employs 68 Namibians and has 1 800 cows that produce 35 litres of milk per day, and between 29 000 and 33 000 litres per month.

Group Manager for Corporate Relations at Ohlthaver & List, Roux-Che Locke in a recent interview told Nampa that the lack of water would result in no agriculture, which would have an impact on not only the dairy farm, but also all other activities that support the local economy, and unemployment could increase.

”As part of the business community of the Hardap Region we implore all stakeholders to engage in order to find effective management strategies for our national assets, especially where it affects us in ways such as water conservation and alternative feed sources that can help mitigate some of these challenges,” she said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Uutoni appeals to NHE striking employees to resume work

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has appealed to the striking employees of the Namibia Housing Enterprise (NHE) to resume work to avoid the NHE ship from sinking.

Uutoni said this to the striking employees on Friday as they handed over their petition outside the ministry to NHE’s Chief Executive Officer, Gisbertus Mukulu, and other ministry employees.

The employees asked Uutoni to intervene on their behalf and ask the NHE management and board of directors to engage in dialogue with them to resolve the industrial action.

Uutoni said unemployment in Namibia is high and he does not want the NHE ship sinking as it would add to the number of unemployed people in the country.

“Let us handle our ship well together so that we do not sink because if we are here outside and there is no income the NHE ship will sink and no one is going to survive. NHE is our baby, they are our employees, so let us all work together,” Uutoni said.

The minister said he will hand over the petition to the newly appointed board of directors and the CEO to analyse.

Public Service Union of Namibia (PSUN) Secretary General, Matheus Haakuria, said NHE does not want to engage in dialogue with the union and employees will not return to work until they receive a letter from the NHE management and board for a negotiation meeting.

“We are not moving one inch. We are going to wait until we see a letter saying ‘Come this day, let’s start negotiating’ from the NHE management and board,” he stressed.

In the petition read by Kaakuria, the employees said NHE has been threatening workers with no work, no pay principles and retrenchment.

“There will be no retrenchment at NHE. If this exercise ought to start, it will be first the removal of the current chief executive officer and his management,” he said.

Mukulu on Tuesday called on the striking employees to return to work as salary increments are not possible due to the challenging economic climate.

The employees have been on strike since 24 February.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Residents of Okakarara allegedly grab land

Nearly 150 residents of Okakarara in the Otjozondjupa Region allegedly started grabbing townland this week at a rapid speed.

Okakarara Mayor, Asnath Jazukuka in an interview with Nampa on Friday said the portion of land being occupied illegally is situated opposite the Kambazembi Royal Traditional Authority, where members of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia are also building houses.

Jazukuka condemned the action, saying it is illegal and allegedly politically motivated by those who lost to her during the previous regional and local authority elections.

“We are not going tolerate their behaviour,” she said.

Jazakuka then announced a decision by the town council which was taken Friday morning, of relocating the alleged land grabbers.

She said the suspected land grabbers will be relocated to a portion of land situated between Okakango informal settlement and Pamwe residential area at the town.

She further said the same meeting agreed to charge those who accept the relocation offers N.dollars 5 000.

“The money as a contribution fee towards the local authority’s emergency fund that will be used to channel water and create street roads for the new location, is not negotiable,” she said.

Those who refuse to move will be dealt with individually and forced out using all legal means, said Jazukuka.

Okakarara Town Council management committee chairperson, Golden Katjatako said the local authority councillors are united on the issue and are against any land grabbing.

“We will make sure the decision taken Friday at the meeting is implemented by next week, as some of the suspected land grabbers also attended it,” said Katjatako.

He further stated that the activity which started last week is getting out of control as now a total of 50 temporary structures have been erected by some of the 150 residents on-site.

Katjatako added that some land grabbers who erected structures Thursday night and Friday morning allegedly travelled from as far as Windhoek, Outjo, Okondjatu, Walvis Bay and Okamatapati.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Otavi residents march against increase in drug use

OTJIWARONGO, 03 MAR (NAMPA) – Nearly 30 residents of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region on Friday staged a peaceful demonstration calling for immediate action against alleged increasing drug abuse at the town.

The aggrieved residents, the majority of them parents, singled out cannabis, crack cocaine and alcohol as the substances destroying their family members and the futures of their children.

They held a march from the community hall to the Otavi Police Station, where they handed over a petition to the station commander, Chief Inspector Hendrina Amutenya.

In their petition, the residents demanded increased police visibility in residential areas, as well as the monitoring and arrests of all those dealing in drugs.

The community members stated that some houses at Otavi are known to be hubs of different drugs, but the suspects are allegedly roaming freely in town.

They also demanded regular street patrols, mostly over weekends when these activities spike.

The community members further called on the Namibian Police Fore to thoroughly investigate all criminal cases related to drug abuse which they opened at the Otavi Police Station in 2022 and 2023.

“There are also underage boys and girls who are normally hanging at bars, and this is unacceptable, we want to see all minor children barred from entering liquor outlets,” they said.

The community members threatened to take the law into their hands should NamPol fail them or fail to act on their petition.

Chief Inspector Amutenya received the petition and thanked them for staging a peaceful demonstration.

She further promised to forward their petition to the relevant NamPol offices at the headquarters in Otjiwarongo.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Civil society groups launch Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency at 2023 Our Ocean conference

The launch of the Charter by the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency lays out a new roadmap to advance marine governance around the world.

PANAMA CITY, Panama, March 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coalition for Fisheries Transparency – a new international community of civil society organizations – today launched the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency. The Charter pinpoints the most essential policy priorities needed to combat fisheries mismanagement, illegal fishing, and human rights abuses at sea. Experts, ministers, and delegates from international organizations and companies around the world discussed the benefits of the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency at Our Ocean conference in Panama this Thursday and Friday – an annual meeting for countries, civil society and industry to announce significant actions to safeguard the world’s oceans.

“Ghana recognizes the critical role that transparency plays in the fight against illegal fishing to protect livelihoods and provide food security to our coastal communities,” said Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, Ghana’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. “With the significant progress Ghana has made in the last year on ending harmful fishing practices that have encouraged illegal fishing in our waters, we are now working towards making greater efforts towards sustaining fisheries transparency in Ghana.”

Prof. Maxine Burkett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Fisheries and Polar Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, highlighted how the U.S. plays a leading role in increasing transparency in global fisheries.

“Last year, President Biden released a National Security Memorandum that recognizes the importance of transparency for combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and associated forced labor abuses,” she said. “By enhancing productive information-sharing, the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency will serve as an important complement to the U.S. government’s activities to end IUU fishing through improving fisheries and ocean governance, increasing enforcement efforts, and raising ambition to end IUU fishing globally.

Additionally, global partnership initiatives, like the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), emphasized the importance of equal, multi-stakeholder collaboration to increase transparency in coastal countries for achieving sustainably managed marine fisheries.

“Given the complexity of fisheries governance, multiple transparency efforts are needed to address the various challenges of unsustainable marine fisheries, such as overfishing, IUU fishing, unequal access to fisheries resources, and unfair benefit sharing,” said Dr. Valeria Merino, Chair of the International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). “The 10 principles of the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency recognize the need for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to fisheries transparency, and has the potential to support existing global endeavors, such as the FiTI, through a much-needed mobilization of civil society organizations to ensure that marine fishing activities are legal, ethical, and sustainable.”

Finally, the role of the civil society to maximize collective impact to improve transparency has been underlined by Mr. Wakao Hanaoka, Chief Executive Officer of Seafood Legacy (Japan), and a steering committee member of the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency. “Our membership in the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency represents a voice of an international community that allows us to strengthen and amplify our efforts amongst the seafood industry and government towards achieving our goal of making Japan a global leader in environmental sustainability and social responsibility,” he explained.

The Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency lays out a new roadmap to advance marine governance internationally, by providing a set of advocacy principles that are both effective and achievable by all stakeholders involved in fisheries governance and management.

“Continuous advocacy efforts by civil society organizations are critical to improving fisheries governance internationally as well as protecting the ocean and the people who depend on its resources,” commented Maisie Pigeon, Director of the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency. “The Coalition’s mission to deliver an urgent shift towards greater transparency in fisheries will be achieved through supporting our members in developing joint strategies, harmonizing and strengthening efforts, and finally – closing transparency policy gaps in fisheries governance,” she concluded.

Through civil society organizations from around the world, the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency calls on governments to apply the Charter’s principles in legislation and practice.

Press contact: Agata Mrowiec agata@fisheriestransparency.net +34 608 517 552

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