Fonda Group closes St Albans plantThe Fonda Group, a manufacturer of decorative paper products, will close its St Albans plant November 1 as part of a consolidation by its parent corporation Solo Cup Company.All 168 jobs in Vermont will be lost, though employees are encouraged to apply for other jobs in the Solo company across the country. The nearest such facility is in North Andover in eastern Massachusetts.Fonda is one of St Albans oldest companies, going back 63 years. Fonda was bought by Solo in February 2003. Its other product lines include Sweetheart and Lily.
CNW 90 SCRIPT – FEB 24Happy Friday everyone! Today is February 24. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community. The coverage today is brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!.Former Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, has received death threats on social media platforms after her call for the music of incarcerated dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel to be banned from radio. Reports of the threats has prompted the Police to issue warnings to members of the public that they can be prosecuted under the Cyber Crimes Act for issuing threats on social media.The main opposition Barbados Labor Party (BLP) on Wednesday announced plans for a “National March of Disgust” on March 11 as the first step into to forcing the Freundel Stuart government to call fresh general elections. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley told a news conference that Barbadians must now be given an opportunity to have a say in the economic decline of the country.President Donald Trump, has described his administration’s moves to deport undocumented immigrants as a “military operation,”. Trump made the declaration during a meeting with business leaders at the White House on Thursday. Trump is expected to sign a revised executive order targeting undocumented immigrants next week.In SportsAfter being in the wilderness for more than two years, power-hitting batsman, Kieron Powell has been recalled to the west Indies limited overs team for a three match tournament against England in the West Indies starting next month. However prolific batsmen, Marlon Samuels and Johnson Charles were left out..Here’s What’s TrendingBroward County Superintendent of Schools, Robert Runcie, has expressed his disagreement with a recent ruling by the US department of Justice and Departments of Education to rescind a May 2016 decision by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathroom based on the gender which they recognize..For tomorrows weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 83 degrees and a low of 62. For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90.