PHOTOS: Service of Thanksgiving for Political historian, Troy Caine

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, pays tribute to Political historian, Troy Caine, at the Service of Thanksgiving, today (February 2), at the Holy Cross Church, Half-Way Tree, in Kingston. Mr. Caine died on January 10 at age 72. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange (right), comforts Mrs. Denise Caine, widow of Political historian, Troy Caine, at the Service of Thanksgiving, today (February 2), at the Holy Cross Church, Half-Way Tree, in Kingston. Mr. Caine died on January 10 at age 72.last_img read more

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Governor to Consider Airport Subsidy to Benefit Illinois Arsenal

first_imgAlthough his fiscal 2016 budget eliminated a $1.5 million subsidy to attract air service between the Quad Cities and Washington, D.C., Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Wednesday said he would revisit the issue.Supporters of Rock Island Arsenal believe attracting a commercial airline to provide direct service between Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill., and Washington would help shield the installation from future cuts or closure.During a tour of the arsenal, Rauner told reporters he broached the topic with local leaders and said the subsidy would be considered in conjunction with his long-term agenda, reported the Quad-City Times.“It’s something we’re going to look at,” he said. “Right now, we’re having to take some short-term action to get financial discipline in and to get at a short-term balanced budget. Once we get our turnaround agenda done, we’ll be reviewing all programs and issues, and that will be under review,” Rauner said.The governor also told reporters he wanted to be a strong advocate for the arsenal.Rauner, who in January became the first Republican to lead Illinois in over a decade, has been touring the state to promote his turnaround agenda, a plan to trim costs for government and businesses as a way to better position the state economically. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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