Julie Gauthier, formerly of ValleyRent-All in Waterbury, Vermont, has accepted the position of Event RentalSpecialist with Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Vermont. “I’mlooking forward to becoming a part of the Vermont Tent Company Team”, saidGauthier. “Vermont Tent Company is the leading Tent and Event RentalCompany in New England, and this position offers many uniqueopportunities. I have the chance to utilize my event planning capabilitiesand work with the most educated and professional organization in theindustry, you can say I am very excited!”Gauthier brings with her over 18 years of event planning experience and apassion for creating the perfect event. She also holds two of the highestcertifications in the industry, Certified Event Rental Professional andCertified Event Rental Manager. “We are thrilled with the recent additionof Julie Gauthier to the Vermont Tent Company Team. Julie’s certificationsand experience will further our position in the market place as offeringour clients only the most educated and experienced professionals in theindustry,” said John Crabbe, Owner and Founder of Vermont Tent Company.Since 1976 Vermont Tent Company has been supplying New England consumerswith superior event rental products. In addition, Vermont Tent Companyoffers event logistical and support services for weddings, corporate andprivate events, festivals, expo’s, etc. Rental products include: staging,dance floors, tents, tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware,lighting, pipe and drape, catering equipment, ovens, grills, and muchmore! To date, Vermont Tent Company currently employs the largest staff ofCertified Event Rental Professionals in the country. Vermont Tent Companycan be found online at www.vttent.com(link is external), at their showroom on 14 BerardDrive, in South Burlington, or by calling 800-696-TENT.
“A concerned citizen called the IACAT(Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking) 1343 action line to relay theinformation. Reports like these are really valuable to the council as they helpus immediately identify the victims and conduct rescue operations,” Barizosaid. The women alleged a certain “Alfred”facilitated the processing of their travel documents and their work visas wouldbe handed to them upon their arrival in Beirut. Meanwhile, Immigration commissionerJaime Morente reiterated his appeal to the public to report possible cases ofhuman trafficking. “Upon arriving in Hong Kong they weresupposed to board their connecting flight to Beirut and end up working there ashousehold service workers (HSWs) without the appropriate overseas workpermits,” Barizo said, adding the trafficking attempt was foiled after theywere tipped by informants about the illegal activity. ILOILO City – Immigration officialsintercepted six suspected human trafficking victims who attempted to leave thecountry for Lebanon at the Iloilo International Airport (IIA). The women were turned over to theIACAT in Western Visayas for assistance and further investigation.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The IACAT 1343 action line is a veryvaluable tool in preventing human trafficking. We urge our fellow Filipinos tocall and report so the council may investigate and rescue these poor victimswho are duped by traffickers and illegal recruiters,” he said. Ma. Lourdes Mariano, head supervisorof the Bureau of Immigration-IIA, said they immediately verified theinformation, and interviewed the victims. “They all admitted that they weretraveling to Lebanon to work as HSWs without the necessary documents,” sheadded. Immigration officials recently intercepted six suspected human trafficking victims who attempted to leave the country for Lebanon at the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town. MARCOS CARATAO JR. Travel Control and Enforcement Unit(TCEU) head Ma. Timotea Barizo said the women, who were illegally recruited towork as domestic helpers were stopped at the departure area of the airportearlier this month, as they were about to board a flight to Hong Kong.
United States Ambassador Deborah Malac has assured Liberians that her country remains committed to the long-lasting relationship between the two countries and will do its best to build a Liberia that is at peace with itself and its neighbors, and offers economic opportunity to all Liberian citizens.Making the commitment on July 3, 2014 at the Executive Pavilion during celebration of America’s 238th Independence, Ambassador Malac recalled that the partnership between Liberia and the United States is a long and enduring one that manifests itself in many ways, touching a broad range of activities.She mentioned electricity as one area of interest to the U.S. in terms of making it available in every part of Liberia.Considering Liberia’s past and acknowledging the need for collective efforts in building a nation that Liberians want, the US Ambassador noted that building a bright future is no easy task, but requires unity of effort, a shared vision and a commitment to the common good.“This does not mean that there must always be complete agreement on every policy decision — alternative or dissenting views can drive innovative solutions and are a necessary component of a vibrant democracy — but it does require public discourse marked by civility and respect. We can agree to disagree while continuing to work together in the best interests of the country,” she stressed.Furthermore, the US Diplomat stated “Another’s success or opportunity should not automatically unleash unfounded invective, but should serve as a model of what is possible to achieve through joint effort.”“The wheels of progress cannot turn forward if they are constantly blocked by the stones of pettiness and personal attack whose sole purpose is to prevent things from happening or to preserve political or personal advantage,” Ambassador Malac noted.She told the people of Liberia that sustainable, broad-based development and true economic prosperity do not happen overnight, but require sustained commitment and concentrated focus and lots of patience.She noted that the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia has made progress, but there is much more to do to deliver the promise and benefits of peace and prosperity to all Liberians.Recalling some areas where the United States Government has demonstrated its commitment to Liberia, the US Ambassador mentioned the 2nd session of U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, the visits of Counselor Tom Shannon and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom, the selection of 15 young Liberians to participate in President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative (YALI) summer fellowship program, and the invitation of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit scheduled for early August.The ambassador listed some activities through which the U.S. has previously demonstrated its commitment to Liberia. These include Liberia’s recognition as as one of only six Power Africa Initiative countries; the transfer of leadership of the new Armed Forces of Liberia to a Liberian officer corps; and new patrol boats for Liberia’s Coast Guard.There are also ongoing programs to support agriculture, education and healthcare delivery; the Center for Disease Control (CDC); and the Department of Defense and USAID assistance to GOL for Ebola response are other areas of commitment.President Sirleaf:Beginning with quotations of former U.S. Presidents, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf congratulated the people of the United States for their 238 years of existence as a nation and noted that it took sacrifices and commitment to reach where they are.She said as people who have experienced years of turbulence, Liberians are championing their own journey to freedom, noting, “If we have to succeed, we need to do what is right not only for ourselves but for the prosperity of all.”The President said the journey is not perhaps to sacrifice with blood but with sweat to make change possible. She added that for Liberians to succeed everyone must demonstrate commitment and be willing to give more and not less so that the next generation will be better.Liberia and the United States have remained deeply joined together in partnership and relationship over the long years of existence, she recalled, and expressed commitment to nurturing this bond through collaborations and partnership dialogue.President Sirleaf acknowledged that Liberia continues to benefit from U.S. gesture in areas of security, accountability and other essential needs to the country. She also counted on U.S. commitment to selecting Liberia as one of the power countries to be a welcoming development and called on that Government to live up to it to provide light to all parts of Liberia.The U.S. Independence Day celebration at the Executive Pavilion was attended by Government officials including the Chief Justice Francis Korkpor and members of the Judiciary, Senate President Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley, members of the House of Representatives, Ministers and heads of agencies and public corporations, and the Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic Corps.The United States of America gained its independence on July 4, 1776 with George Washington becoming its first President. The celebration in Liberia on July 3 is basically due to time difference between Liberia and that country.Liberia being five hours ahead in day light will be approaching the 5th of July when Americans are celebrating the anniversary on the 4th.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)