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The National Ozone Unit (NOU) and the Energy Division (ED) of the Ministry of Finance and Energy extend condolences to the family of Mr. Sebastien Paul and members of staff of SP’s International Trading on the untimely death of Mr. Paul.

Mr. Paul has been an extremely close stakeholder to both the NOU and the ED, as the sole distributor of Natural Refrigerants in Grenada and as a supplier of Energy Efficient appliances. Mr. Paul and his company’s relationship goes back as far as November 2006 when he first introduced the Abro line of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants to local refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians. Subsequently, this refrigerant has been distributed to several other Caribbean countries. Hydrocarbon refrigerants are favoured over other refrigerants because of their negligible ozone depleting and zero global warming potentials as well as their higher energy efficiency.

SP’s International Trading has always been a very active participant in several of the Hydrocarbon Technology Retrofit Demonstrations held by the NOU and the Energy Efficiency Exhibitions held by the Energy Division to commemorate Energy Week in Grenada.  The Company also worked very closely with the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) and has been a main supporter of their many activities

This is indeed a huge loss of a great man, with a generous heart.

Mr. Paul died on Friday March 3rd, 2017. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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National Ozone Unit Presents Award to Customs

St. George’s, Grenada, February 3rd, 2014: Grenada joined the rest of the international community that is affiliated to the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to celebrate World Customs Day on January 26th with a week of activities from January 26th to February 1st, 2014.

Among the many activities undertaken during the week of celebrations was an Award Ceremony on Saturday February 1st, 2014 at the Secret Harbor Mariner, L’Anse aux Epines, St. George’s. Several Customs Officers and Departments within the Customs Division were awarded for outstanding performances during the year 2103.

During the ceremony a Special Award (The Customs/NOU Award – for the Protection of the Ozone Layer), sponsored by the National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance, was presented to the Unit in the Customs Department that played the most significant role towards the protection of the Ozone Layer.

This Award aims to provide incentive and recognition to Customs and Enforcement officers, who succeed in preventing illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS).  It also seeks to recognize the outstanding performance of customs and enforcement officers and their contributions towards environmental protection at the national level. It will also contribute to raising awareness about the Montreal Protocol and the national compliance strategy in line with the Montreal Protocol targets.

Over the years the NOU has conducted training for Customs and Enforcement Officers in the Control and Monitoring of Trade in ODS, ODS identification and Risk Management with respect to the trade in ODS.  The NOU has also donated state of the art equipment to assist in detecting ozone depleting substances that are imported into the country.

The outstanding efforts of the Customs and Excise Department over the years has resulted in tremendous success to Grenada in the reduction in consumption (imports) and prevention of illegal trade in these ozone depleting chemicals.  Data on national consumption levels in 2013, already indicates that the country is well on track to meeting its Montreal Protocol consumption targets.

This Special Award was presented to the Cargo Control Unit (CCU) at the St. George’s Port.  The award was presented by Mr. Leslie Smith, National Ozone Officer and received by Mr. Shane Derby, Supervisor in charge of the Cargo Control Unit.

St. George’s Grenada: January 27th, 2014.  Imani trainees participating in the two week Customs Officers orientation program organized by the Grenada Customs and Excise Division of the Ministry of Finance received training in the Control and Monitoring of Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).

The sixteen trainees were exposed to a variety of topics related to Ozone Layer Protection and the roles and agency functions that customs officers have to perform as a major stakeholder in the prevention of illegal trade in ODS.

Among the many topics they were exposed to, included: ODS Classification and Identification, ODS Smuggling Techniques, Case Studies on Seizures and the National and International Response to Ozone layer Depletion through the Montreal Protocol and its Amendments.

This aspect of the training was presented by Mr. Gerard James. Mr. James has also been used by the National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Energy Division to train Customs Officers in the Prevention of Illegal Trade in ODS.  The orientation programme ended on Friday January 24th, 2013 and is in preparation for a two year training assignment within the Customs and Excise Division for the participants.

Opportunities in transition to hydrocarbons in small-island developing states

With low demand power and high dependency on availability and accessibility of equipment in surrounding countries, small-island developing states face unique challenges in their efforts to leapfrog into low-GWP alternatives, such as hydrocarbons. A side-event to a recent Montreal Protocol meeting outlined not only barriers, but also opportunities and possibilities for the way forward.

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During the 33rd Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol a side-event was organised by the UNEP OzonAction to discuss the special challenges of small-island developing states (SIDS) in phasing out ozone depleting substances (ODS) as well as in their efforts to transition to climate-friendly alternatives. Out of 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol, 39 are recognised by the United Nations to be part of the group of small islands developing countries.

Unique challenges of small-island states

While different specific challenges apply to each of the island states the speakers agreed that the unavailability and difficult accessibility of ozone- and climate-friendly alternatives is one of the most significant challenges. These islands are essentially technology takers highly dependent on the international trade and availability of the equipment in countries in their proximity. Lack of information and limited amount of human and financial resources to handle alternative technologies are additional major challenges, which need to be addressed.

At the same time, small islands are exposed to global environmental challenges and external economic shocks, which has been recognised in the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Several thoughts on the way forward were shared:

  • Public education and awareness raising
  • Capacity building – training
  • Financial incentives to encourage transition to low-GWP alternatives
  • Building regulatory infrastructure – codes and standards

Opportunities for ‘leap-frogging’ to low-GWP alternatives

Mr Leslie Smith from the National Ozone Unit in Grenada highlighted some of the key reasons why SIDS need to be looking at ‘leap-frogging’ into long-term environmentally sound alternatives to ODS. “We need to avoid triple or multiple phase-outs of HFCs technologies”, he stressed. Moreover, ‘leap-frogging’ can lead to avoidance of approximately of 8.8 GT CO2eq by 2050.

In his presentation, he suggested the following approaches to ‘leap-frogging’:

  • Avoid HFC technology selection for new equipment as much as possible
  • Replace HFC equipment in service with low-GWP alternative where possible
  • Improve training, recovery and recycling
  • Introduce or amend to codes and standards
  • Introduce disposal and destruction technologies

“We must ensure that our ODS legislation include or is amended to include HFC control and in so doing we can impose restrictions on HFC import by simply amending the legislation that we have”, Mr Smith added.

Mauritius targets phase-out of HCFCs 5 years ahead of deadline

Mr Rajenda Kumar Foolmaun from the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development of Mauritius highlighted that the objective is to implement the HCFC phase-out programme 5 years ahead of the deadline period of 2030 and explained that this will be possible especially as a result of a good collaboration among all stakeholders in Mauritius. In addition, since there are only two entry points (airport and harbour) to the country, the control of imported goods is very effective. Mr Foolmaun mentioned that some of the key aspects that need to be implemented include not only awareness campaigns and training of technicians, but also introduction of incentives for the use of low-GWP alternatives, such as hydrocarbons.

“There is a very important need to strengthen multilateral agreement between developed countries and SIDS for empowerment and technology transfer of the latest technology, not second-hand equipment”, Mr Foolmaun stressed. In addition, the cooperation among SIDS needs to be reinforced so that they can share experience and have a common voice.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

All members of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) as well as other interested Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technicians in Grenada are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of the Association.
This meeting is scheduled for Thursday the 27th of June, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. at the T A Marryshow Community College, Tanteen, St. George’s.
The meeting will discuss among other things

  • The introduction of the new President
  • The Association’s Work Plan for the fiscal year 2012-2013,
  • Training opportunities
  • An update on the Association’s operation over the last 6 months

All are asked to make a special effort to attend and to be on time. For further information, please contact any member of the executive or call telephone number 409-0025 or 414-5786.”

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Mr. Augustine John, President, GRAVA

GRAVA Elects a New President

St. George’s Grenada, Thursday April 04, 2013: The Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) at a Special General Meeting called for members on Thursday April 4th, 2013, elected a new President to govern the affairs of the Association.   The meeting was called after outgoing president Mr. Henry Frederick tendered his resignation on March 8th, 2013, having served in the position for approximately four months.

The new President, Mr. Augustine John was elected unopposed by the members present at the meeting.  Mr. John who is a former school principal and a former Government Minister, pursued his studies in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning in Germany and brings over twenty (20) years experience to the executive.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. John thanked the members for the confidence they have placed in him and pledged his full commitment to advance the aims and objectives of the association.

As part of his early responsibilities as President, the members issued a mandate to Mr. John to undertake as a priority the following activities:  constitutional review, establishment of working committees, a newsletter publication and a review of the current annual work plan of the association.

The National Ozone Unit (NOU) would like to extend congratulations to Mr. John and wish him well in his tenure as President of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association.

National  Ozone Unit (NOU) Teams Up with NGO to host Training

 

Monday March 18, 2013:  The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Grenada in collaboration with GRENCASE, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) will be providing skills training for a number of persons in Grenada who are interested in getting into the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning.

The eight (8) weeks long training, which began on Monday March 18th, 2013, focuses on the fundamentals of refrigeration and air-conditioning and will be conducted by experts from the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association.  The training is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the GRENCASE Conference Room on Young Street, St. George’s and will include both theoretical and practical components.  The course outline includes topics such as: Introduction to Refrigeration, the Refrigerant Cycle, Thermodynamics, Tools and Equipment, Safe Practices, Basic Trouble Shooting, among others.

The idea behind this type of training is to create awareness, interest and encouragement for persons to enter the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning, but more importantly, to expose them at an early stage to Good Refrigeration Practices.  Additionally, the training is seen as an opportunity to empower the participants to be able to create their own employment opportunities.

The NOU and GRENCASE are extremely satisfied with the outcome of the registration of applicants for the program; the course was over subscribed within one week of its announcement.  This initiative to partner with GRENCASE to deliver this type of training is part of Grenada’s implementation activities under the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) to phase out ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).

 

Ozone Depleting System (ODS) Import Quota System Takes Effect

Grenada, through the National Ozone Unit in the Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance has implemented further measures to control the importation of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).  The first import control measure was implemented in the year 2006 when a licensing system was established for the importation of all refrigerants into the country. Refrigerants are the only known ODS consumed in Grenada. This licensing system was primarily responsible for Grenada being able to phase out the consumption of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), one of the most potent ODSs, four years ahead of the Montreal Protocol phase out target (2010).

Pursuant to Decision XIX/6  of the Meeting of the Parties in 2009 to accelerate the phase out of hydrochlorfluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2030, additional measures have been implemented to achieve this target.  As of January 01, 2013 a quota system has been implemented to further restrict the importation of all HCFC refrigerants into the country.

Under the Montreal Protocol obligations, Grenada and other developing countries are required to freeze consumption of all HCFC in 2013 at a baseline established on the average consumption for the years 2009, and 2010 and to reduce consumption by 10% in 2015.  In this regard a number of over-arching strategies, supported by projects and activities have been developed into a strategic plan, referred to as the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP).  This plan, which was launched in June 2011, outlines the country’s commitment to phase-out all HCFCs by the year 2030.

Thirteen (13) importers of HCFC refrigerants have been issued quotas for the year 2013. The quotas issued to importers represent approximately 50% of the baseline freeze.  This is an additional measure instituted to allow Grenada to meet the 2013 and 2015 targets.  The ultimate intent of this measure is to pursue and accelerated phase-out between the years 2020 to 2025.

Grenada being among the first countries in the region to implement an online licensing system is also among the leaders to establish the quota system for HCFC importation.  The Customs and Excise Department as well as the Department of Trade are co-operating in the successful implementation of the licensing and quota system. The implementation of the quota system is one of the key activities of the (HPMP).

During the brief opening ceremony messages were delivered by Mr. Marco Pinzon from the UNited Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP ROLAC), Mr. Henry Frederick, President of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) and Mr.Leslie Smith Project Officer in the National Ozone Unit.  Participants introduced themselves and indicated their expectations from attending the workshop.  The Topics covered on Day 1 were: Introduction to Natural Refrigerants – Physical and chemical properties, Advantages of Hydrocarbons, Safe use, transportation and storage of Hydrocarbons, installation differences and case studies in Grenada and St. Lucia.  Also, a presentation was made vis Skype by Ms Nina Masson of Shecco (www.hydrocarbons21.com) to give a global perspective on the application of hydrocarbon technology.

 

 

 

 

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During the recently concluded training workshop on Alternatives to Ozone Depleting Substances Technology for the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC)sector, held in Grenada from November 27-29, 2012, over thirty five technicians from several Caribbean states took the opportunity to discuss the establishment of a regional association for refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians.

The idea to establish this regional body received overwhelming support from the technicians at the workshop. President of the Association of technicians in the Bahamas, Mr. William Sturrup and Secretary of the St. Lucia Association, Mr. Frederick Beausoleil led the charge in the establishment of a working committee.  This committee’s primary responsibility is to put the appropriate measures in place that would lead to the establishment of the regional association.

It is expected that this association would comprise of representatives from all member states of the English Speaking Caribbean and Haiti. The interim committee that was established comprised of the various presidents of the association that was presentat the workshop: Mr. Henry Frederick of Grenada, Mr. Gary Peters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. William Sturrup of the Bahamas and Mr. Albert Leming of Suriname.  Also forming part of the committee are, Mr. Randolph Ask from Antigua and Barbuda, Mr. Frederick Beausoleil from St. Lucia and Mr. Grantley Parris of Barbados. Representative of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize who were present could not confirm their inclusion on the committee since they needed to consult with their respective associations before doing so.

In the short term the committee would meet electronically and would set up a support structure that would include a chairperson and other administrative officers to guide the operations of the committee.

Program Officer from the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Marco Pinzon who was present was elated at such an initiative and encouraged the technicians to seek assistance from their National Ozone Units and respective governments for support in establishing the association.  While not committing UNEP ROLAC to any assistance, Mr. Pinzon did hinted that there might be a window of opportunity where some form of support can be given to such an initiative.

Attempts have been made in the past to establish a regional association for RAC technicians with out any success. It is left to be seen whether or not this renewed effort could deliver more positive results.

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Friday, November 16, 2012: The NationalOzone Unit (NOU) of the Ministry of Finance, takes this opportunity to congratulate the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) on their election of a new executive to manage the operations for the fiscal year October 2012-2013.

During a Special Meeting called by the members on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at the T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), Mr. Henry Frederick, Public Relations Officer on the outgoing executive was elected as the new President. Mr. Frederick replaces Mr. Michael Mitchell who served as President of the Association for the last six (6) years. Mr. Mitchell was elected to serve on the new executive as the Treasurer.

The following is the full composition of the new executive:

President – Henry Frederick

Vice President – Lennard Frank

Secretary – Carlos Ambrose

Treasurer – Michael Mitchel

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer –  Nicholas Joseph

Public Relations Officer (PRO)  – John Campbell

Trustees –  Denis Powlette, Glen Forsyth

Among his immediate responsibilities, as the new president, Mr. Frederick is expected to brief the executive on its role and responsibilities as outlined in the constitution of the Association and to outline plans for the new fiscal year.

GRAVA’s first major undertaking under his stewardship will be the facilitation of a Regional Workshop on Alternative Refrigerant Technologies organized by the NOU. This workshop is scheduled for November 27th – 29th at the Grenada National Stadium.

The NOU pledges to continue working with GRAVA in the promotion of Alternative Refrigeration Technologies and the phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons. (HCFCs).

President of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA) left Grenada on Thursday February 23, 2012, to assist in conducting a training workshop in Hydrocarbon Technology under the theme – “Taking the Myth out of Hydrocarbons.” The training workshop was conducted on Saturday February 25th, 2012 at the Floyd Erskire Sandford Centre and was hosted by the Barbados Refrigeration and Air-condition Association.

Grenada being among the leaders in the implementation of HC technology in the Caribbean has been engaged in a number of activities to promote this technology in other Caribbean islands through South-South co-operation activities. Only recently in January 2012, three executive members of the Barbados Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Association visited Grenada to participate in a Hydrocarbon retrofit demonstration exercise

Mr. Mitchell who has been involved in training of technicians in Grenada, has over 30 years experience in the RAC Sector and has successfully completed numerous training courses in the area of HC. He is also an approved trainer for the National Ozone Unit of Grenada in Good Refrigeration Practices and Natural Refrigerant Technology. Mr. Mitchell was responsible for conducting the practical component of this training, which involved the conversion of several RAC appliances into hydrocarbons. President of the Barbados association, Mr. Grantley Parris, conducted the theoretical sessions.

Fifty-eight (58) technicians attended the training, which focused on the following topics:

  • Hydrocarbon Refrigerant – Chemical and Physical Properties;
  • Safe Handling;
  • Charging Techniques;
  • Retrofitting; and practical sessions which involved the retrofitting of refrigerators and Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (MAC) and conversions of small mini split AC system.

Mr. Mitchell expressed his satisfaction in the outcome of the training and was particularly impressed with the level of interest shown by the Barbadian technicians. The training ended with a practical demonstration in the use of hydrocarbons during which two (2) vehicles, one (1) bottle cooler, one (1) domestic refrigerator and a mini-split air-conditioner was converted to hydrocarbon.

ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, Monday, January 30, 2012: The National Ozone Unit (NOU) in the Energy Division of the Ministry of Finance, as part of its Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP), which was launched in June 2011, has established three (3) more recovery and recycling centres in Grenada. These centres will make state-of-the-art equipment in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) field available to technicians in Grenada, Carriacou and Petitie Martinique.

During a ceremony held at the Spiceland Mall Car Park on Saturday January 28th, 2012, National Ozone Officer, Mr. Leslie Smith, presented the equipment to the owners of the three workshops where the equipment will be stationed.

The newly established centres are located in St. Andrew (Myke Mitchell’s workshop), St. David (Melville Mitchell’s workshop) and Carriacou (Kennis Andrew’s workshop).

This brings the number of centres now established in the State to twenty (20). These centres will assist approximately 150 technicians in carrying out good refrigeration practices, particularly in the recovery and recycling of refrigerants.

Among the equipment presented to the centres are: Recovery Units, Electronic Refrigerant Scales, Electronic Leak Detectors, Electronic Refrigerant Identifiers, Infra-red Thermometers, Recovery/Refillable Cylinders, Vacuum Pumps, Micron Gauges and Hose and Gauge sets.

The equipment was supplied by the Grenada Refrigration Air-conditioning and Ventilating Association (GRAVA). Funding for the equipment was provided by the Multi-lateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol which is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the implementing agency.

This initiative is part of the NOU’s objective to prevent the release of harmful ozone depleting substances (ODS) into the atmosphere, some of which are themselves potent greenhouse gases (GHG) which can damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.

Mr. Smith, in his presentation at the ceremony, lamented the need for technicians to be trained in Good Refrigeration Practices and to do continuous research to be able to keep abreast with the rapidly emerging new technologies in the RAC sector. He also encouraged the technicians to take absolute good care of the equipment to ensure that as many technicians as possible can benefit from their use.

The establishment of the centres is intended to assist Grenada in meeting its first phase-out targets under the HPMP. Grenada and several other developing countries are required under the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, to freeze consumption of HCFCs (refrigerants) in 2013; to reduce consumption by 10% in the year 2015; and to further reduce consumption by 25% in 2020, as initial measures.

In addition to the distribution of equipment for the establishment of these centres, the NOU also presented fifty (50) 30 lb and twenty-five (25) 50 lb cylinders to several technicians to facilitate recovery and storage of refrigerants.

Present at the ceremony were the President of GRAVA, Mr. Michael Mitchell, and executive members of the association; President of the Barbados Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Association, Mr. Grantley Parris, together with the Secretary and Treasurer of the Association; and local technicians and suppliers of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

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President of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilating Association, Mr. Michael Mitchell will be the guest of Honour to the Barbados Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Association of Technicians at a General Meeting of the Association to be held on Friday August 19th, 2011 in Barbados.

Mr. Mitchell leaves Grenada on Friday morning to attend the special event later on that afternoon.

At the meeting Mr. Mitchell is expected to make two presentations to the participants at the meeting on the following topics:

  • The success of the Grenada Refrigeration Association
  •  Hydrocarbon Use in Grenada

GRAVA has been recognized as one of the leading association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) technicians in the region and has taken on a leading role in the introduction of hydrocarbon technology together with other regional countries such as Jamaica and Belize.

This is not the first time Mr. Mitchell services has been requested to perform this task. In 2008, Mr. Mitchell also travelled to Guyana to assist the technicians there in the re-organization of their association. Also, in 2010, another executive member of GRAVA, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Henry Frederick, represented GRAVA at a regional meeting in Guyana for RAC technicians and made a similar presentation.

Mr. Mitchell is expected to return to Grenada on Saturday August 20th, 2011.

The National Ozone Unit extends best wishes to Mr. Mitchell and for a safe flight to and from Barbados.

 

St. George’s Grenada, Friday July 1, 2011: The Government of Grenada recently launched the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) to phase out the consumption of R-22 refrigerants in Grenada. This project advocates for the replacement of these ozone depleting substances with ozone friendly technologies with low global warming potential alternatives.

Cuba, a party to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer, through their Ozone Technical Office has organized an International Workshop on Alternative Technologies to HCFCs: Experience in use of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants. The workshop will be held at Hotel Palco in Havana from July 5th – 7th 2011.

Grenada and several other Latin American and Caribbean countries have been invited to participate in this workshop. Hydrocarbon refrigerant technology, though not new, has been identified as the refrigerant of the future because of it’s almost zero ozone depleting and global warming potentials. Hydrocarbons have already being introduced in Grenada on a limited basis in domestic refrigeration and mobile air-conditioning systems (vehicles).

The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Grenada will be sending one local technician to attend the workshop in Cuba. Experienced local technician and a trustee of the Grenada Refrigeration, Air-condition and Ventilating Association (GRAVA), Mr. Emmanuel Bain has been selected to attend the training. All expenses including air travel, hotel, meals and a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by the NOU under the HPMP Project.

On Friday July 1st 2011, at a brief ceremony at the National Ozone Unit (NOU), Energy Division, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Bain was presented with his travel ticket and workshop documents by Project Officer in the NOU, Mr. Leslie Smith.

Mr. Bain is expected to leave Grenada on Monday July 4th and on his return is expected to transfer the knowledge and experience acquired to other technicians and to play a major role in the continued implementation of this technology in Grenada. This is the second time in recent years that the NOU has been sending technicians to Cuba for training. Several other technicians have also benefitted from attending training and seminars in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana and St. Lucia.

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