Cleaner stabbed during robbery in Sophia

first_imgA 26-year-old cleaner of B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was on Sunday stabbed twice during a robbery in the vicinity of the Sophia Health Centre.Devon Joe was stabbed to his abdomen by two men, one of whom was armed with a knife. They also relieved him of a mobile phone.Based on reports received, the victim was in the street speaking on his mobile phone when the two suspects approached him.One of them, according to the Police, whipped out a knife and demanded that the victim hand over the cellular phone, but he refused.The suspect proceeded to stab the VC twice, thus resulting in him falling to the ground. It was at this time, he grabbed the mobile phone and fled the scene. The injured man was picked up by public-spirited persons and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted. His condition is listed as stable.The Police were contacted, and an investigation was launched. No arrests were made.last_img read more

Report published on minimum wage and British Columbia

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Chief Regulatory Officer of the Human Resources Management Association is encouraged by the recent increase in the debate over raising B.C.’s minimum wage.Rock Lefebvre was co-author of a report entitled ‘Minimum Wage — Should British Columbia Adapt?’ As reported earlier, the association has called for the establishment of a public advisory panel which can bring together a wide range of stakeholders on this issue.That hasn’t happened yet, but Lefebvre believes it could occur by September and sees events like the BC Federation of Labor, Fight for 15 protest rally last week in Vancouver — and others like it across the country — as part of a push in that direction.- Advertisement -Lefebvre is hopeful that by the fall there will be something definitive regarding a multi-stakeholder discussion, but while again emphasizing the Association is not welded to any rate. When asked about the realty of a jump of more than $4 to $15 an hour, he said:We also asked him about the often heard argument that a rate of $15 an hour is now required in order to properly address the poverty line.last_img read more