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Chamber, Human Resources Talking Tort Reform

March 11, 2005 – The business and professional community is invited to a luncheon event March 23 at the Cormorant Beach Hotel.
Risk Management and Tort Reform are the two topics at the noon event sponsored by the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce and the Human Resources Association.
Risk Management — The value of strategic HR Management in today’s changing work environment.—will be presented by Javier Lozano, regional director, Society for Human Resources Management and formerly of ChevronTexaco, Calif.
Civil Justice Reform/Tort Reform — A necessary component of improving the business climate in the Virgin Islands — will be presented by attorney Britain H. Bryant, former V.I. Senator.
Lozano is the Regional Director, International Programs, for the Society for Human Resource Management Prior to joining SHRM, Mr. Lozano completed a 25-year career with ChevronTexaco before electing early retirement in 2003. Javier ended his career with ChevronTexaco as the Corporate Diversity Consultant in the Office of Global Diversity of ChevronTexaco. This role included providing consulting support for achieving the Diversity Vision and Strategic Objectives of ChevronTexaco world-wide.
Bryantwill speak on the Need for Civil Justice Legislation in the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands is considered a high risk community because of the frequency of lawsuits and outrageous jury awards. Bryant will discuss various options for improvement and reform of the civil justice system.
Persons attending luncheon are asked to RSVP the Chamber at 773-1435 by March 21.Members pay $20. for their lunch and $25 for non-members.

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