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mployers in the Turks and Caicos Islands “cannot give the preference to Belongers who do not apply for jobs, even if they are suitably qualified”, says Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale. The country’s top judge made the statement in a judgment following an application for judicial review between the Commissioner of Labour, The Immigration Board, The Immigration Appeal Tribunal, the Director of Immigration and a Trinidadian by the name of Cliff Sampath, who was represented by attorney George Missick, while Ms. Khalila Astwood and Ms. Shayone Gardiner. Crown Counsel, appeared for the Crown. “...I would observe that the question of whether Belonger preference has been met cannot be answered by saying that there is some Belonger out there who can do

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t the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games Jamaica College athlete, Wilkenson Fenelon, finishing in second place for the Boys Octathlon Open, one-point shy of a gold medal. This year, Fenelon returned with a vengeance, capturing first place after a gruelling eight events, earning TCI their third medal. Commenting on his win, Wilkenson Fenelon said, “Firstly I would like to thank the lord for putting me in this position because the world is filled with people and it didn’t have to be me so I’m grateful for that. I had family and friends who

the job. There are hundreds of permits issued to persons who are employed in low paying, unskilled jobs to whom labour clearance has been given, notwithstanding the large number of Belongers who are qualified to perform such unskilled jobs; and it is given for the reason that there are no, or few, Belonger applicants for those jobs,” the Chief Justice stated. Continued on page 2

Hurricane season 2018 predicted to be very active

Not all Government jobs require degrees By Todeline Defralien

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eputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams, who is also head of the Civil Service, said not all Government jobs require university degrees. Following reports circulating on Facebook that Turks and Caicos Islanders now need a degree to get a Government job, the Deputy Governor, in an exclusive interview with The SUN, stressed that there is no new policy that requires that Turks and Caicos Islanders possess a degree in order to qualify for appointments in the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service. She added: “The Turks and Caicos Islands operates on a 10 Point Grading System as per the Pay and Grading Review which was implemented some years ago. Positions

Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams are classified into each grade depending on the qualifications and experience required for each role. Most positions at the level of Grade 6 and above require a first degree as a requirement for the role. Positions below the level of Grade 6 do not require a Bachelors Degree and are reserved for Turks and Caicos Islanders. You will note that this reference is included in most of our advertisements. Continued on page 4

believed in me and also fight alongside with me .I must give special notice to the supporters who have lifted my spirit throughout the season and even on the actual competition day they were huge in numbers, I could’ve look around and say that “Turks and Caicos is in the house”, very warm feeling which made competing 10 times easier, we won the medal together thank you all.” Pictured here is Wilkenson Fenelon celebrating with the TCI Flag at the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games. (See page 24 & 25 for more photographs from this year’s games.)

arly predictions are indicating that we will be having a very active hurricane season, similar to last year or worse, says Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME). “Scientists are attributing the active hurricane season to climate change. One of the effects of climate change is more frequent and more intense storms so this will become the new norm going forward,” she said. The weather patterns known as El Niño and La Niña are also key factors. These terms refer to temperature phases of the Pacific Ocean along the equator and both affect the Atlantic hurricane season. El Niño typically brings stronger wind shear which leads to fewer hurricanes while La Niña (weaker wind shear) has the opposite effect. The

current lack of El Niño and formidable presence of La Niña this year means that more storms are likely to form. There’s no country that is totally prepared to take on more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes, said Dr. Clerveaux, but DDME is taking concrete steps to ensure maximum preparedness throughout the country. “Last year was the first time in the recent history of the Turks and Caicos Islands that we had two major storms impacting us weeks apart; it was a worst case scenario so there were many lessons learnt. The country needs a robust communication system with early warning capabilities. There is a need for redundancy to be imbedded in our communications system as well. Stakeholders need to be more familiar with their role and that or their agency during emergency situations. There’s a need for more inter-agency training and exercising,” she

Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, added. “One of the things that the UN and various regional and international agencies have always said is that it is cheaper to invest in preparedness and mitigation then it is to invest in response and recovery. And I think that lesson was definitely highlighted when you take into consideration the cost of Irma and Maria last year,” Dr. Clerveaux explained.

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“In order to refuse labour clearance, the Commissioner would have to be satisfied that a suitably qualified Belonger who meets the employer’s requirements had applied for the post and been rejected for no good reason. If there have been no applicants for the position, then so long as the position has been properly advertised, the requirement for Belonger preference is met and Labour Clearance should be awarded. In this case, there weren’t any applicants for the post and there was no one in the Employment Department’s database who could be referred to the employer. I would also note what should be obvious, which is that the fact that ‘”entertainers in the production business had called our office from time to time regarding the availability of work in the production business ’ is not a ground for refusing an application for labour clearance to work as a technician.” Sampath, a Trinidad national who had been living in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over 10 years, held nine consecutive work permits, the first being issued in 2004. He was originally employed as a technician to make repairs to electronic equipment, photocopiers and fax machines on a work permit granted on the application of A1 Business & Electronics. The final permit issued to that employer was granted on the 24 February 2008. In January 2009, Deluxe Business Center made an application to employ Mr. Sampath in the position of technician. That company was licensed to carry- on business in computer sales and service. He remained in the employment of Deluxe Business Centre on work permit until February 2012. Mr. Sampath’s 2012 work permit was endorsed by the Immigration Board as “FINAL”. The Board’s decision was challenged on appeal to the Immigration Appeal Tribunal which upheld the decision on 27 July 2013. The Tribunal’s decision was not challenged. The Applicant subsequently applied for a self-employed work permit as a Director of Sphinx Entertainment Company Ltd. (“Sphinx”) but his application was refused by the Immigration Board. He divested himself of his shareholding in the Company which then submitted a new application for a work permit in June 2014 which was first submitted to the Labour Commissioner for grant of labour clearance. By letter dated 30 September 2014, Sphinx was advised that labour clearance had been denied. The letter, written by one Alpheus Smith, a Labour Inspector, set out the reasons for refusing Mr. Sampath’s of labour clearance as follows: “We are not satisfied that: the application is in accordance with the Regulations: the requirements for Advertising have been met: the requirements for Belonger Preference have been met. ’ The writer went on to demand “proof of worker’s legal Immigration status” and stated, in parentheses, that “”this gentleman refuse to comply with the law. He is working illegally

for a few years now. ” the requirement for medical certificates Mr. Sampath sought judicial and police records “of within 6 months”. review of that decision on the ground Absent any advice to applicants that that it had been unlawfully delegated the advertisements had to be placed to a Labour Inspector by the Labour within a particular timeframe the Commissioner. Mr. George Missick, decision to refuse Labour Clearance who appeared on Mr. Sampath’s on the ground that the advertisements behalf, submits further that even if the were not recent was unreasonable. I decision had been properly delegated, conclude then, that the decision of the decision should be set aside as the the Labour Inspector (Smith) which Labour Inspector was influenced by the Labour Commissioner endorsed his belief that the Applicant had been is unlawful for the foregoing reasons working illegally and had thus taken and say that Applicant is entitled to irrelevant matters into account. the order he seeks quashing the said The Chief Justice said that decision and remitting his application despite what amounts to an admission for labour clearance to the Labour by the Labour Inspector that he had no Commissioner for reconsideration,” proof that Mr. Sampath was working Ramsay-Hale continued. as an entertainer, she is “driven to conclude” that, in recommending NO RIGHT OF RESIDENCE that Mr. Sampath’s application be refused, he (Smith) was acting on his The Chief Justice also stated suspicions that Mr. Sampath had been that although Mr. Sampath has lived working outside the terms of his work here while working on permit, he has permit as an entertainer with Deluxe no right of residence in the Turks and Entertainment while employed as a Caicos Islands. technician by Deluxe Business Center “Ownership of property here and was continuing to work as an does not confer that right nor does entertainer at Fish Fry and at Beaches having a child who has the right to without a permit.” reside in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “Whether Mr. Sampath He is not married to his child’s mother was working illegal or was on island and the laws of the Turks and Caicos when he made his application for a Islands do not recognise common-law work permit or had committed other unions. Even if they did, “the state breaches of the Immigration Ordinance owes no duty generally to give effect are matters for the Immigration Board to a couple choice of place of residence when considering Mr. Sampath’s and it will be very much up to the application for a work permit and not a state to strike the balance between matter to be considered by the Labour the requirements of immigration Commissioner whose remit is limited control and the immigrant’s freedom by the Regulations to determining if to choose how and where he will enjoy the requirement for advertising and his Article 8 rights.” Belonger preference has been met,” The Chief Justice continued: the Chief Justice added. “He has not been deported. The There is nothing novel in decision taken by of the Immigration Mr. Smith’s observation that if there authorities, to limit his entry to the are Belongers who can do what Mr. Turks and Caicos Islands to 7 days at Sampath is doing they should be given a time, does not compel him and his the preference,’ but notably absent common-law wife to live apart nor from his affidavit is any evidence that does it prevent him having a family the Department had in its database life with his daughter who has, it any Belonger possessing the requisite appears, a Trinidadian passport. technical qualifications to repair and The Immigration official, who dealt maintain equipment who was actively with Mr. Sampath when he arrived seeking employment as a Technician on island on 8 December 2014, when or, indeed, any Belonger entertainer asked by the Applicant for more time was seeking employment in that field. as he wished to spend Christmas with She said the then Labour his daughter and his wife, responded Commissioner (Michelle Gardiner) that if he wanted to spend Christmas echoes the Inspector’s evidence with his daughter he could take her asserting that,”. ... my Department with him to Trinidad and Tobago. I would have been aware that other consider that the officer reasonably Turks and Caicos Islander entertainers concluded that Mr. Sampath’s wife in the production business had and daughter were free to join him called our office from time to time in Trinidad and that the decision to regarding the availability of work in limit his entry did not infringe Mr. the production business. It is for this Sampath’s right to respect for his reason that the Labour Clearance was family life. refused on August 1, 2014.” She said that in her judgment, The Chief Justice said that the Sampath was not entitled to the Labour Inspector (Smith) made “the declaration that he sought, as the further incomprehensible claim” that Director of Immigration’s decision Mr. Sampath’s application for labour to restrict his leave to enter to seven clearance was refused because the days, did not interfere with his human position for which Mr. Sampath rights. was seeking a work permit was not advertised. This is contrary to the SEVEN-DAY RESTRICTION evidence of the Labour Commissioner UNLAWFUL who says it was refused because “there was no proof of recent advertisements. ’ The Chief Justice added that She noted that the circular distributed whether a person seeking to enter is by the Department for the guidance a bona fide visitor or is intending to of applicants for labour clearance compete in the local job market is a makes no stipulation as to time for matter for an Immigration officer to advertising the post. consider when deciding whether to give “The only reference to time is him leave to enter as is the question of

whether the person seeking entry is a property owner who wishes to visit for a long vacation or has strong family ties to the Islands. “As it does not appear from the evidence that Mr. (Anthony) Swann, in deciding that Mr. Sampath should be given leave to enter for 7 days only on any occasion, gave any consideration to any other matter that might explain the frequency of Mr. Sampath’s visits here, save the allegations that Mr. Sampath was engaging in employment without being licensed to do so, the decision to restrict his entry to 7 days on any occasion was unlawful,” she ruled. “On Mr. Swann’s evidence, he formed this view because of the frequency of Mr. Sampath’s visits to the Islands. According to Mr. Sampath, however, the suspicion did not arise from the frequency of his visits so much as from unfounded - or perhaps, better said, unverified - complaints that had been made to immigration officials by one Frankie Grant about his working as an entertainer. In his application for extension of time, Mr. Sampath gave as his reason for the frequency of his visits his desire to spend time with his family.’ I infer from the evidence that the immigration Department was aware that his partner of the last 10 years and his daughter live in these Islands and that he owned property here yet it does not appear from Mr. Swann’s affidavit that any consideration was given to those matters when the decision was made to restrict his entry to 7 days on any occasion that he landed in the Island,” she wrote. “His family ties and property ownership provided other - lawful reasons for the frequency of his visits to the Islands and were relevant matters which Mr. Swann ought to have taken into account in exercising his discretion to grant Mr. Sampath leave to enter. That it was a necessary consideration is clear given the policy shift signaled by the amendment to the Immigration Ordinance which increased the period for which visitors could be given leave to enter for 90 days. In a press clipping exhibited by the Applicant, the policy shift was explained by the permanent secretary, Clara Gardiner, in the following terms attributed to her therein: ““As we look to bring on economic recovery, ii s key that we make it clear that TCI welcomes genuine visitors to the islands. Our new 90 day policy is intended to reflect that, “ she said. “ Take for example a retired couple from abroad who own property in the TCI and wish to visit for a long vacation or the investor supervising the setting up a new business. There’s no reason we should be making them hurry home or seek multiple extensions. ” Gardiner said such visitors are not competing in the local Job market, nor do they place a burden on public services. “But they do contribute significantly to the local economy and give generously to local charities and community events. People like this should be welcomed to these shores, TCI should be encouraging them to pan for an extended hassle-free stay.”


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Positions in this category include all front line positions such as Immigration, Customs, Road Safety, Administrative Officer and other positions.” Williams noted that positions above the level of Grade 6 are openly advertised, but Turks and Caicos Islanders are given a preference in terms of scoring requirements. According to the Deputy Governor, Turks and Caicos Islanders continue to enjoy the largest percentage of employment across the civil advice. “Turks and Caicos Islanders continue to enjoy the largest percentage of employment across the civil advice and account for over 90% of all government positions and over 75% of all senior management positions,” she told The SUN. In addition, Williams stated that the highest serving level of civil servants across Government both Permanent and Deputy Secretaries is strictly reserved for Turks and Caicos Islanders. “To assist staff in excelling in their current roles and to also facilitate the upward mobility to new roles across government, a Professional

Development Fund Budget of $250,000 per year was established in 2015 which provides civil servants with full scholarships to the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College to pursue Associate, Bachelor and Masters Degree programs, along with grants of up to a maximum of $5,000 each financial year for overseas study programs. The program which is now in its 4th year of operation has benefitted numerous civil servants each year,” she explained. The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands regularly seeks qualified individuals to fill positions throughout the Public Service. In addition to competitive salaries, employees of the Government receive a generous benefits package, opportunities for training and development, and a stable, rewarding career. A Facebook post on Friday March 30th with the headline ‘Turks islanders now need a degree to get a government job’, generated several comments. The Deputy Governor previously told The SUN that all positions below a salary range of $26K per annum are strictly reserved for Belongers, adding

that positions above this level are not restricted, however, Belongers are given a preference in terms of scoring ranges. So far for the financial year 2017-2018, TCIG has released 8 recruitment batches with a total of 182 positions for advertisement and have received approval from the Public Service Commission for the placement of 137 positions to date. These positions have been filled by a combination of internal promotions and new appointments. Williams defended government hiring, noting that the Turks and Caicos Government continues to employ high volumes of graduates and returning students. TCIG also offers a number of training programs to in-house staff through the Professional Development Fund which offers full scholarships to the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College for the pursuit of Associates and Bachelor’s Degree programs and grants of up to a maximum of $5,000 each financial year for courses pursued overseas.

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May is Hurricane Preparedness Month and the DDME will be visiting various schools and businesses (within both the public and private sectors) to conduct public outreach and education campaigns as well helping to develop their plans and procedures in the event of an emergency. Additionally, DDME will be reviewing some of its national hurricane plans and updating its standard operating procedures. “Preparedness in the country must take on a multi-pronged approach which involves government, the private sector as well as residents. No one entity can effectively prepare alone,” Dr. Clerveaux stated. The devastation brought upon by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is fresh on the minds of residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands. A number of principal seasonal forecasters have announced their speculative predictions, all of which paint 2018 as a very active hurricane season. Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a group of climate researchers based at the University College London, project a total of 15 named storms, 6 to 8 hurricanes, and 3 to 5 major hurricane

(these are hurricanes that fall between Category 3 and 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale). Typically, the Atlantic hurricane season averages 12.1 named storms with 6.4 of those becoming hurricanes and 2.7 becoming major hurricanes. Thus, the predictions for the 2018 season are above average. Other leading forecasters like the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University won’t issue its definitive hurricane predictions until April. But, Dr. Philip Klotzbach, the project’s head researcher, reports that the most likely early predictions point to an above-normal number of storms. The official hurricane season forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) won’t be released until late May but in its end-of-season summary, the group noted that the 2017 season was the seventh most active on record. Among the highlights was the fact the 2017 season produced an astonishing 10 storms in a row that would become hurricanes, an occurrence that hasn’t happened since 1893. The 2017 season also saw the emergence of a rare pre-season tropical storm, Arlene, which formed in April. In

It is unclear how long the body was in the apartment before being discovered. Police media relations officer Takara Bain said the circumstances surrounding the death are unknown and further details will not be given at this time, as investigations are in the preliminary stages.

total, the Atlantic basin (which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea) saw 17 named storms, 10 of them were hurricanes and 6 of them were major hurricanes (Category 3 and above).

The North Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from 1 June to 30 November though the vast majority of tropical storms and hurricanes are typically seen between August and October.

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Man found dead, investigations underway Police are investigating after a man was found dead at his Providenciales apartment. The SUN can confirm that the body found was of Lindsay Rigby. Lindsay Rigby, who worked at the Gansevoort as a security guard, was found shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5th, 2018.

Hurricane Irma on path to the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Government clamping down on squatting By Todeline Defralien Squatting throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands has continued to cause a big problem for the country and the Planning Department is looking to curtail squatting in the TCI, said Hon. Goldray Ewing, Minister of Infrastructure Housing and Planning. Ewing confirmed that officers identified houses in Five Cays, Blue Hills, Dock Yard and Snake Hill, Bus Hill and Hospital Road (Shandon Hill) that were illegally constructed. Preliminary evidence suggests that there are hundreds of illegal make shift wooden structures illegally built in inaccessible areas (bushes, etc.), and hundreds more concrete structures are illegally built on Crown Land and private land within the urban areas. He said the Planning Department along with other officers from law enforcement agencies in TCIG are currently conducting joint enforcement operations, where checks were made in several areas in Providenciales and Grand Turk. Each agency is responsible for carrying out the function of their Department during the operations. In addition, Ewing noted that the new enforcement ticketing system is on the way for offenders and has been approved in Cabinet. He added, “The new enforcement ticketing system amendment to the Physical Planning

Ordinance which illegally developed involves the structures, and in issuance of a conjunction assess ticket, similar to the socio-economic, a traffic ticket, for demographic and contravention of the legal status of Physical Planning the residents of Ordinance, the these structures, Development in order to have a Manual and the TCI full understanding Building Code was of the extent recently approved. and complexity The Department of the problem. of Planning has The strategy recently received will prioritize from the TCIG the removal Printry newly of the massive printed ticket books encroachments of Hon. Goldray Ewing, Minister of and has started make-shift wooden infrastructure Housing and Planning. issuing tickets to structures illegally offenders.” constructed on Additionally, seven government land, especially from enforcement officers are been the bush areas, freeing government recruited and two vehicles are being land for sustainable development procured for the planning department. and economic investment,” Ewing “The implementation of a explained to The SUN. strategy to curtail squatting in the At the same time, Turks and Caicos Islands requires consideration will be given to the the combined efforts of several regularization of the illegal concrete government institutions as well as structures, in a case by case basis, as churches and local civic groups. It is long as they are in accordance with important to clearly identify all the the TCI Building Code. areas where illegal development is Ewing also stated that the going on, in order to prepare a proper preparation of social housing schemes strategy to face the problem according will be encourage in selected areas to the specific conditions of each of for persons who currently occupied the squatting areas. The initial steps Crown Land or private land. Some of the implementation of the strategy private developers have expressed to curtail squatting incorporate their willingness to develop low cost the surveying and mapping of all housing developments.

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Turks and Caicos Islands National Health Insurance Board(NHIB) Providenciales Position Title: Reports To:

Chief Executive Officer The Minister and Board of Directors

Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer is the chief executive of the National Health Insurance Board(NHIB) and, has system wide responsibility for theeffective and efficient administration and day-to-day management and administration of the of NHIBin accordance with the National Health Insurance Ordinance and Regulations. Providing supervision to other professional and clerical staff. The CEO is expected to generate satisfactory results when the qualitative and quantitative output of the staff is at a high level, the expenditure of the NHIB is within the limits of the budget, and the services of the NHIP are provided to the Government and the beneficiaries in a timely and value for money basis. Key Duties and Responsibilities required to be performed effectively and efficiently: •Monitoring and administering the Plan; •Monitoring and administering the Fund; •Monitoring the collection of contributions under the NHIB Ordinance; •Advise the Minister on the policies relating to the health care needs of the beneficiaries •Advise the Minister on the policies and directions concerning the use of monies of the Fund; •Establish a quality assurance programme for the functioning of the Plan through monitoring of the health care service being provided to the beneficiaries; •Supervise and control expenditure from the Fund; •Financial and operational matters; •Developing administrative and human resources development manuals for approval by the Board; •Preparing regular financial and operational reports for the Board; •The administration and control of the staff of the Board; •Accounting for all monies collected, paid or invested under the

OFFENCE REGULATION FIXED PENALTY Clearing a site without authorisation100A (1) (a) $5 000, Commencing development prior to apply and obtaining development permission100A (1) (b) $5 000, Erecting a building without development permission and building permit100A (1) (c) $7 500, Continuing unlawful development on a site after stop notice received 100A (1) (d) $8 500, Occupying a building without a certificate of occupancy 100A (1) (e) $2 500, Use of a parcel of land for display and sale of motor vehicles and other items on land not approved for such purposes. 100A (1) (f) $1,000, Use of a container without prior approval 100A (1) (g) $5 000, Erecting advertisement signs, without permission 100A (1) (h) $1,500, Leaving an erected advertisement on land after approved period 100A (1) (i) $1 000. In order to cramp down and stop persons from building these illegal shacks, The Ministry of infrastructure Housing and Planning will increase enforcement, enforce harsher penalties, the possibility of revoking status and deportation, and diversify the housing sector. The main concentrations of squatting areas are located in Providenciales, although there are also certain illegal developments in some sectors of Grand Turk.

Ordinance; •Contracting health service providers for the purposes of the objects ofthe NHIP; •Ensuring compliance by contracted health service providers with thequality standards as may be prescribed by the Minister from timeto time; •Make disbursements from the Fund; and •Perform such functions as are for the time being conferred on him or her by Virtue of the Ordinance or any other law or any Regulations and as the Board or the Minister may from time to time assign. Qualifications and Experience: •A Master’s Degree in Health Administration/Health Financing/Health Insurance/Finance or a related field; •A minimum of ten (10)years’ on the job experience in a senior management position in insurance or health related field to acquire the necessary competencies to effectively respond to the challenges of the role; •Certification in the Accounting/Finance field (such as ACCA, CPA, CMA or CGMA would be an asset). Salary and Allowances: Salary is in the range of US$115,000.00 to $130,380.00 negotiable based on qualifications and experience. A standard set of benefits and allowances are additional. Interested persons are requested to submit a resume, along with their contact information, cover letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of their Passport photo page. Additionally candidates should declare any potential conflicts of interest and the nature of such interest. Deadline for submission: April 13th, 2018 If delivering in person envelope, shall be marked “Chief Executive Officer Position” and addressed to: Mr. Delton Jones Chairman National Health Insurance Board Salt Mills Plaza, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands If by Email send to: recruitment@tcinhip.tc orrawilliams@gov.tc the subject line in the email should read “Chief Executive Officer Position”. We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged


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$50,000 fine and 12 months in jail for cutting trees to make coal By Allie Capron

criminal offence in a national park, a nature reserve or a sanctuary. In these areas, the taking or destruction of any animal or plant by any method on land or at sea is strictly prohibited as is the making of fires other than a portable stove or grill. With respect to the Physical Planning Ordinance, it is an offence to “clear” land without authorization from the Director of Planning.

Persons that clear land in Turks and Caicos Islands to make coal can face fines as high as $50,000 and/ or be sentenced to up to 12 months in jail. This was pointed out by Dr. Michael Dillon, Deputy Attorney General, who noted that he activity of coal manufacturing — the chopping and burning of trees — offends 3 major Ordinances; the Physical “Prohibited specified conduct Planning Ordinance, the Crown Land 100A: (1) A person shall not (a) clear a Ordinance and the National Parks site unless prior authorization is given Ordinance (and the regulations made by the Director. (2) In this section under it). — “clear a site” means to remove Despite being a concern trees, stumps, brush, stone or topsoil that various departments and by heavy equipment or hand. (3) A governmental agencies have spoken person who contravenes subsection out against, coal manufacturing and (1) commits an offence and shall be burning continues to be practiced by liable on summary conviction to a members of the illegal immigrant fine of $10,000,” the Deputy Attorney community living in bush areas General noted. throughout the Turks and Caicos Additionally, there are Islands. Attempts to combat this provisions of the Crown land activity over the years have not been Ordinance that prohibit action that unsuccessful. degrades crown land or “clears” it. National Parks Regulations “(1) The Crown Land Unit made under the National Parks Ordinance prohibits coal must take action, in accordance with manufacturing activities as a this Ordinance and any other relevant

powers, to (a) prevent squatting on Crown land or any unauthorised action that denudes or degrades Crown land; and (b) prevent harmful activity on or against Crown land. “(2) The Crown Land Unit has overall responsibility for monitoring the disposal and subsequent use of Crown land and protecting it from harmful activity. “(3) All persons must treat Crown land with respect and refer any potentially harmful activity on Crown land to the Crown Land Unit for action. “(4) For the purpose of this section, “harmful activity” includes, but is not limited to (a) illegal dumping of waste, breaches of planning regulations and unlawful encroachment on land,” the Deputy Attorney General noted. A person who commits an offence on Crown Land and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment for 6 months and on conviction on indictment to a fine of $50,000 or imprisonment for 5 years, or both.

Dr. Michael Dillon, Deputy Attorney General It should also be noted that the activity of coal manufacturing might breach the tort of nuisance which if done on private land might be actionable by any person affected by the nuisance, the Deputy Attorney General said.

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PAYLESS WAREHOUSE LTD AT THE HOSPITAL ROAD Is looking for a Butcher With 15+ years of experience as Butcher Responsibilities: * Preparing meat in accordance with laid down procedures. * Reducing meat wastage wherever possible. * Ensuring the availability of quality meat for customers. * Receiving deliveries of meat and checking their content and hygiene. * Ensuring a clean, safe, and organized work environment. * Cutting meat both for display and customers. * Preparing poultry by cleaning, cutting and discarding inedible parts. * Planning for seasonal changes and reacting accordingly. * Cutting, boning and trimming meat. * Ensuring that all meat is handled and stored correctly. * Preparing special cuts of meats ordered by customers. * Carrying out temperature checks on meat and recording the readings accordingly. Using processing, fabricating and packing machines. * Cutting and weighing steaks; preparing roasts, chops, stew cubes, and ground meat. Complying with all health, sanitation, and legal regulations. Compensation is based on experience and ability. Interested applicants should apply to HR@i-grocers.com, no later than 15th April 2018.

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Join a relaxed and friendly 35 team workforce and enjoy one of the highest wage and bonus packages on the island. Our 98room resort popularity and occupancy is growing year after year resulting inhighdistribution of service chargesand NOSlOW SEASON LAYOFFS Requirements: Candidates Must have strong English communication skills and Valid Driver’s License Resumes can be dropped off at hotel or emailed to jgarland@portsofcallresort.com Salary Commensurate with Qualification &Experience


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TCHTA and Carnival Corporation join forces for the benefit of TCI’s tourism industry In a strategic move to added new room inventory to the further strengthen and propel the destination with the debut of several destination’s tourism product, the new hotels in winter 2017, led by the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism ultra-luxurious resort The Shore Club Association (TCHTA) and Carnival and the boutique offerings of Beach Corporation & plc have joined forces. Enclave on Providenciales, as well as, Through engagement with the barefoot luxury of Sailrock on the Marie McKenzie, Carnival Cruise undeveloped island of South Caicos. Lines VP Global Ports & Caribbean Additional offerings from Grace Government Relations, Carnival Bay Resorts and the Gansevoort Corporation & plc now sits on the are due to accept visitors in the TCHTA’s Board. The group meets coming months. TCHTA member in Grand Turk today with the interCaribbean Airways, which objective of reviewing a collaborative recently won Caribbean Airlines accommodation approach to the stay- of the Year in 2017, has expanded over and transient groups to the to add more flights throughout the destination. Caribbean making the Turks and On average, the hotel and Caicos Islands a hub for transient cruise sector welcome a combined travelers looking to connect to other 1.3 million visitors to the Turks and destinations. Carnival Corporation Caicos Islands annually, accounting & plc also recently brought one of for nearly 80% of the territory’s GDP. its largest ships to the Grand Turk However, the industry is at a key Cruise Center following the reopening juncture, with a reported 4% decline of the cruise port. Despite the stellar in arrivals in 2017 following a 1% infrastructure from the hotel and decline in arrivals in 2016. While cruise sector, the full potential of our recent natural disasters have played industry has not yet been realized. a major role in last year’s arrival The 2015 National Tourism decline, many other significant factors Strategic Policy paper set out some such as a lack of product development, foundations for a coherent and misplaced marketing efforts, no solid supportive approach towards tourism or collaborative tourism strategy, and in the Turks and Caicos Islands, yet increased competition from other to date, there has been no evidence of destinations have all affected the positive implementation, suggesting destination’s performance. successive governments have lacked TCHTA’s membership has ambition for the sector and have

TCHTA’s Board with Carnival Corporation & plc at the Grand Turk Cruise Center either ignored our industry or treated experiences and enhance our current it as simply a convenient source of tax marketing strategy, so the TCHTA revenue. Correct actions need to be together with Carnival Corporation taken now to ensure that the sector’s & plc, will seek to take a proactive significant potential is to be achieved. approach.” “We can no longer wait for the Today’s group meeting is government to match the industry’s merely a start in the right direction ambitions and commit appropriate for both the hotel and cruise sector, funds to overseas marketing and new as the Turks and Caicos Hotel & product development,” says TCHTA’s Tourism Association and Carnival Board. “There are many options to Corporation & plc seeks to collaborate enhance the destination’s tourism on more initiatives in the near future.

Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services Is seeking suitably qualified applicant to fill the position as: TECHNICAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR: Interested candidate MUST have the following: In-depth knowledge of aircraft computerize tracking software and programs.  Adequate knowledge of Turks and Caicos aviation laws as it relates to OTARS Part 39, Part 43, Part 47 and Part 145.  Have knowledge of Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services maintenance organization exposition and documentation procedures.  Assemble and issue daily work packages with accurate continuous airworthiness data  Carry out aircraft maintenance planning with Engineering Manager  Collect all aircraft records / data daily for input into maintenance tracking program  Ensure records are available during certificate of airworthiness renewal  Record all maintenance inspections/checks in the log books and component changes and issue warranty notification forms for components failing within the warranty period.  Check all aircraft work records documents including technical logs, defect work cards, maintenance work packs etc for accuracy and completeness of contents and certification.  Highlighting any discrepancy noted to the Engineering Manager and/or Quality Assurance  Reconcile all anomalies with the Engineering Manager and/or Quality Assurance Manager  Record the daily and total flying hours, landings / cycles, line maintenance component changes through aircraft Technical Logs etc on each aircraft, engine APU and propeller log books on daily bases or within 7 days.  Ensuring that component change in the Computeised Maintenance System is correctly executed and reflects the transaction recorded on the Technical Log pages.  Maintenance and administer a filing system in an orderly manner preferably by ATA, Aircraft Registration, Document Serial Numbers and Document Type to ensure traceability (“traceable to the manufacture/vendor”) of both aircraft and components.  Work with delivery team to load the fitted listing of new aircraft, engines and equipment added to the Company fleet.  Review changes and new requirements to recording system and ensure that new procedures implemented contribute to and / or enhance the safety and security of all aircraft records.  Continuously reviewing the records administration systems and identifying and recommending changes to improve the way records are administered and kept.  Ensure that records for mandatory modification, minor modifications, and major modifications and any special inspections and changes to the aircraft configuration re clearly documented in the modification record book and filled properly.  Provide all necessary information requested by Engineering Manager and/or Quality Assurance Manager as per the checklist issued for the preparation of the application for Renewal / Issue of C of A for an aircraft.  Perform other record keeping responsibility not mentioned above as per company procedures but assigned by the Engineering Manager and/or Quality Assurance Manager as required and provide relieve for other Technical Staff in the department.  Provide accurate aircraft maintenance reports during maintenance planning meeting. Remuneration is $42,000 annually. Suitably qualified candidates should send their resumes to HR@intercaribbean.com or contact HR office on 9464999

IS INTERVIEWING FOR: ELECTRICIAN, HOUSEMAN, HOUSEMAIDS & BREAKFAST ATTENDANT

Join a relaxed and friendly 35 team workforce and enjoy one of the highest wage and bonus packages on the island. Our 98room resort popularity and occupancy is growing year after year resulting inhighdistribution of service chargesand NOSlOW SEASON LAYOFFS Resumes can be dropped off at hotel or emailed to jgarland@portsofcallresort.com Salary Commensurate with Qualification &Experience


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Crime Report POLICE INVESTIGATES DEATH OF MISSING MAN Police on Providenciales are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male who was reported missing on the late evening of Sunday, April 1st, 2018. Police were called to the scene shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd, 2018, following reports that a body of a 52-year-old Caucasian male was found at a beach in the North West Point area. Further details will not be given at this time as investigations are ongoing. TWO ARRESTED ON FIREARM CHARGES A male and female were arrested on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in Providenciales, following an intelligence-driven operation by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Tactical Unit. During the search of the Millennium Highway home, one firearm and rounds of ammunition were found. During the search, the Police Tactical Unit also found a bag that contained one spent shell, inside of a vehicle that was parked at the said home. The 25-year-old man was arrested, along with a 21-year- old

woman and will be subsequently charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license. The accused are still in Police Custody. ARRESTS AND CHARGES Police in Grand Turk Arrested and charged a 20-year-old man on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 for the offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs, following a stop search. The man was placed on USD$1500 bail, to appear at the Magistrates Court on April 6th, 2018. Police in Providenciales on Sunday, April 1st, 2018, formally charged an 18-year-old male with five counts of buggery, in relation to a report made on March 5th, 2018. The accused is in Police custody. On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Police in North Caicos arrested and formally Charged a man of Bottle Creek, for Burglary and Malicious Injury to Property, following reports of two burglaries that were reported on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. The Old Customs building was burgled and stolen was one HP Laptop computer. The Adelaide Oembler Primary School Tuck shop was also broken into. A number of food items, that included eggs, apples, cereals, cream, and bread were stolen. The man is currently in Police custody. BURGLARY

Police are investigating a Burglary that occurred in the Bight Providenciales, on Sunday, April 1st, 2018. According to Police reports, it was reported that at 7:36 a.m. upon arrival to the restaurant, the owner noticed his business establishment burgled and ransacked. Missing were, one black 60 inch flat screen Television valued USD$1000, 1 black flat screen Sankey Television valued USD$1000, 1 black Plum cellular phone valued USD$40, 1 Internet box value unknown, a quantity of alcohol that included 19 bottles of mixed wines, 3 cases of mixed beers, 9 bottles of mixed liquor valued USD$500. Police in Providenciales are investigating the burglary of the Champions for Christ School on Sunday, April 1st, 2018. Missing according to the complainant was one grey container containing snacks value USD$300 was reported missing along with cellphones, other important documents.

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SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Police are also investigating an incident that took place on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 where a 34-yearold woman reported to 911 that she jumped out of moving jitney after an attack and attempted kidnapping. The complainant was on her way from the Down Town area. The vehicle, a white Nissan car was driven by a slim built male with brown complexion.

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Turks and Caicos Islands National Health Insurance Board The Turks & Caicos Islands National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Chief Financial Officer. POSITION: Chief Financial Officer REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer LOCATION: Providenciales Job Summary The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the NHIB in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and any other financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the health and insurance industry. Main Duties and Responsibilities •Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the NHIB’s fiscal function and performance. •Participate in the development of the company’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. •Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning and the introduction of new programs/strategies •Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO and the Board in performing their responsibilities. •Develop, implement and enforce financial policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation, efficiency and effectiveness of the company. •Provide technical financial knowledge and advice to others within the financial discipline. •May perform other duties as assigned by theCEOor any other person authorized to give instructions or assignments. •Lead the timely completion of the financial statement audit process.

•Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience • Preferably with professional qualification as a CPA or any equivalent accounting designation. • At least 7 years of experience in a senior finance management role is a must. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: •Experienced financial leader with appropriate industry experience, strong supervisory and mentoring skills, high ethical standards, exceptional analytical and problem solving, well organized and self-directed, excellent written/verbal communication, speak, read and write in excellent English language, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and Pivot Tables, and Accounting software packages, effective time management skills. • Solid understanding of international financial reporting standards • Solid understanding of the NHIB Ordinance and Regulations • Experience in healthcare financing • Training in International Accounting Standards for Social Security • Experience In Microsoft Dynamics • Team worker who is willing to take a hands-on approach to the role. Salary Salary willbe commensurate with qualifications and experiencescale $82,200 to $89,310.00 per annum. A standard set of benefits and allowances are additional. Interested persons are requested to submit a resume, cover letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Additionally candidates should declare any potential conflicts of interest and the nature of such interest. Deadline for submission: April 13th, 2018 If delivering in person envelope shall be marked Chief Financial Officer Position and addressed to: Dr. Hamlet Nation CEO Actg. National Health Insurance Board Salt Mills Plaza Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies If by Email send to: recruitment@tcinhip.tc


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Community College problems were ‘years in the making’, says President By Todeline Defralien The problems that recently led to a protest at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College were years in the making, according to Dr. Hubert Fulford, President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College. In a media release, Dr. Fulford said Minister of Education, Hon. Karen Malcolm was presented with a letter from the students which outlined the points of contention. He said senior management did not receive any information, neither was the planned action discussed with the College’s management. “The students acted within their rights in bringing attention to the situation at the College. However, had they discussed their concerns with management beforehand they would have been apprised of what had been approved for refurbishment and upgrading at the College,” the statement added. Dr. Fulford noted that the correspondence was well-written, polite and it outlined the facts of the situation and the response to that situation by students who wanted to see the matter addressed properly. Dr. Fulford confirmed that the problems highlighted were ‘years in the making’. The issues had been reported to the personnel responsible for the water supply, the Permanent

Secretary and the Minister over the years. “The water supply sits on the southern side of the island and the College Campus on the northern point as among the last stops. There has always been an issue with the water supply but it became even worse with the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” In addition the statement added: “Following the letter and the protest, the students met with the Premier, the Minister of Education, the Permanent Secretary and the Manager of the water facility. The students were assured that the funding required to implement remedial solutions were already approved in Parliament, and the tendering process would be carried out to ensure that the works would be completed.” By protesting in this manner, the students stood up, not only for themselves but made mention of the Faculty and Administration, who were also being impacted by the deplorable conditions resulting from the water situation. Dr. Fulford congratulated the students for their organized stand and the situation stands now with everyone being aware of the plans for moving forward. Students from the Grand Turk campus came out in numbers downtown next to the House of

Assembly on Tuesday March 27th to protests their issues which included: not having enough classroom space and having to wait until one class finishes to have classes, the lack of running water in the bathrooms, unclean water in containers to wash their hands, the deteriorating and poorly maintained facility, the unsatisfactory bus system and rats and roaches in the laboratory. Reliable sources told The SUN this has been taken place for the past eleven years and students have decided that they had enough which led to the boycott of classes.

President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College Dr. Hubert Fulford

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Premier turns on channel demarcation lights in North Caicos Premier, Hon. Sharlene was, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ralph Cartwright-Robinson along with Higgs. He stated that the lights would other Ministers, members of the better facilitate the travelling public Ports Authority staff and members and movement of cargo between the of the North Caicos community twin islands of North and Middle ceremoniously turned on the main Caicos as the channel is the sole switch of the demarcation lights of the transportation mode. The Chairman of the Ports channel between North Caicos and Authority, Devon Williams, also Providenciales this past Wednesday. Mr. Williams The Premier in her remarks brought remarks. said that she and her government recalled his days as a young boy were happy to celebrate the significant observing his uncle, who was a milestone of the Ports Authority and seaman, traverse the channel on many that she was happy to be a part of occasions and that his life has come the project. Stating how important full-circle to now serve as Chairman of the newly erected navigational lights the Ports Authority Board improving are in mitigating safety challenges lives of the people of his hometown, experienced by mariners during travel North Caicos and by extension Middle at night and noted that she also fell Caicos. Mr. Llewellyn Handfield victim in the past. Hon Cartwright- Robinson went on to wish mariners blessed the channel for safe passage. According to specifications safe transit through the channel and pledge her commitment to provide given by the Senior Port Facility financial assistance in future projects Security Officer, Mr. Walter Hanchell of the Ports Authority, the lights are to assist these communities. Also addressing the gathering categorized as guiding lights that

Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson meet international standards on boats entering harbours. The lighting path measures 2.5 miles long and has a visibility up to 3 miles. The Ports Authority, as part of its mandate is committed to providing safety

navigational aids and markers to ports in the TCI. Also on hand to celebrate this significant milestone was the TCI Boating Club and other well-wishers.

• Candidates for these positions must be CVQ Certified Lecturers are required to teach across different academic levels from the G.C.E. Advanced level, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency and up to the Associate and Bachelor Degree levels. Multi-disciplinary candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for these positions.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (TCICC) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE TCICC Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following full-time lecturing positions at the TCICC for the semester commencing Monday, August 27, 2018. 1. Faculty of Business Administration (BSA): •3 Positions: o Economics and Finance o Management o Finance and Management 2. Faculty of Education and Training (EDT): •1 Position: o Early Childhood/Primary Education 3. Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM): • 1 Position: o Culinary Arts 4. Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA): • 2 Positions: o Law and Politics o Social Work, Sociology and Psychology 5. Faculty of Technical & Vocational Education (TVE): •2 Positions: o Building/Constr. Engineering o Automotive Engineering Tech

The ideal candidate must have knowledge and skills obtained through collegiate preparation resulting in a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) which must include eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the area being applied for, from an accredited and recognized institution plus a Teaching Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma and no less than three years post qualification teaching experience. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of a second class honors or other postgraduate qualifications, teaching certificate/Diploma and experience in teaching at Tertiary level may be considered. Salary is in the scale Level I: US$27,399.90 - $39,102.30 per annum. Level II: US$40,210.00 - $43,488.40 per annum. Entry point will depend on qualifications and experience. In the case of staff recruited from overseas, appointment is on contractual terms for an initial period of two years. A gratuity is payable at the end of satisfactory contractual service at the rate of 10% of salary drawn during the period of service. A housing allowance is payable at existing rates. Applications with copies of qualifications (including official transcripts), two character references, a police record and a recent testimonial from current place of employment should be sent to the: PRESIDENT, TCI COMMUNITY COLLEGE, P.O. BOX 236, LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS to reach not later than April 20, 2018. Where possible applicants should e-mail or fax their applications. FAX TELE EMAIL copy:

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Sheba Wilson promoted to Group Director of Human Resources at Grace Bay Resorts . That was not filled because the plan was they would monitor how well I Sheba Wilson, who has worked performed as a Director for Grace Bay with the Grace Bay Club for eight years, Club before deciding how soon I will be was recently promoted to the new role of able to transition to the Group Director Group Director of Human Resources at role. I was surprised to say the least, at Grace Bay Resorts. how soon it happened because although In an interview with The we had discussions about it over the SUN, Wilson expressed her pride and course of the year, in my mind I wasn’t appreciation to take up this new role as anticipating that it would have happened she worked towards it for the last three exactly one year after assuming the role years. of Director for Grace Bay Club.” She said, “I am actually very Wilson emphasized that while honoured and I am looking forward last year was a very challenging year, to this new challenge. It has been it was one of tremendous growth for something that I’ve been working on her professionally and personally and for the last three-plus years. I am really she is more than happy now to reap the honoured to be given this opportunity, benefits of that time in her life. especially as a Turks and Caicos “I want to make sure that the Islander. Sometimes you feel as if you’re same level of growth and development never going to get there, but I’ve been and in internal promotion that I’ve fortunate to work for a company that managed to accomplish here at Grace truly believes in promoting hard work Bay Club, that that now becomes a and so I am just blessed to be part of this part of our brand, that it becomes organization, to take on this new role synonymous with Grace Bay Resorts and to continue growing and developing and all of the properties that we manage within this industry and also to be a and own because Grace Bay Club has a part of the growth and development of track record in this community of hiring so many people in Grace Bay Resorts.” Turks and Caicos Islanders, of promoting Wilson noted that she was them and investing in them and in their reminded by the company’s Managing training and development. I’ve seen Director of how much she’s accomplished so many persons who have joined this over the past year and it made her organization who are continuing to grow realise how challenging circumstances and be promoted and that brings me the sometimes purpels persons to their greatest joy out of all the things that I do destiny. as an H.R Director. That brings me the She added: “When our Former greatest gratification, because you see Group Director of People Development how you’ve impacted the life of someone left last year May, I was promoted to else and to see them be able to move up Director of Human Resources for Grace the corporate ladder. That is why I do Bay Club so my responsibility was just what I do. That is why I am passionate the overall function of Human Resource about what I do and I endeavor to do (H.R) for Grace Bay Club and that left that at all of our properties to continue us with a vacancy for a Group Director that track record that we’ve proven that

By Todeline Defralien

Sheba Wilson, new Group Director of Human Resources at Grace Bay Resorts we are capable of producing in Turks and Caicos,” she added. When asked what other future roles she would like to take on, Wilson said: “I remember my initial interview with our now Managing Director asking me where do I see myself in ten years, and my response to him was, I see myself sitting in your chair as a General Manager. I am two years away and you never know. Maybe that is my next step. Maybe my next step is to be a General Manager of one of our properties, but whatever it is, I know that I will give it the same zeal that I give to every position that I’ve ever had with this company and I always tell my children that If I ever leave Grace Bay Resorts it won’t be to go to another property. It would only be because I would be selfemployed or if I ever decide to venture into politics again.” Additionally, Wilson stated that she never shied away from accepting additional responsibilities, never been

afraid to go the extra mile because that was her opportunity to shine and show people what she is capable of. “I like to tell people that there is the potential to really grow in the hospitality industry,” she continued. “This is the one industry where you don’t need a degree, and you can start at the very bottom and end up at the very top if you’re willing to work hard. As long as you posses the right attitude and you have a learning spirit, the opportunities are endless. I’ve heard it said that locals don’t get the same opportunity, that’s not true. You have to posses the right attitude even in the face of adversity and even if you feel that you deserve a promotion and you don’t get it still have that same go getter spirit and attitude because someone is always watching and eventually hard work pays off.” The advice that Wilson would like to give to persons who want to be in her position is to always work and to never turn down a challenge because it’s not a part of their job. “I always tell persons if you want to be in leadership you have to lead where you are today. You can’t wait until you become a Manager or a Director to lead because that time will never come. You become a leader as a result of you leading in your line position or as a supervisor, or simply as volunteering to do things that are outside of your normal scope of duties. Even if a promotion doesn’t come within the organization that you’re working at currently, the experience, the growth, the development that you personally gain from exposing yourself to different areas and volunteering your time and services to different areas no one can take that from you,” she ended.

PROVO GOLF CLUB CLEANER

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for the general cleaning of the premises performing such duties as dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, restroom cleaning etc. The applicant will also be responsible for any other duties assigned regarding general cleaning of the property. Requirements: The successful applicant must be able to work with little to no supervision, must have knowledge of proper cleaning techniques, must be able to speak, read and write in English and understand verbal and written instructions, should be physically fit, hardworking and reliable. Starting wages: $6.50 per hour Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, Provo Golf Club, P.O. Box 124, Regent House, The Regent Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tel: (649) 9465126; Fax (649) 946-5191; Email: ronnie@habgroup.com Interested Belongers must also submit copies of their application to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2. Position currently held by a work permit holder. Closing date for application is April 23, 2018.


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Invest Turks and Caicos PremieresFDi On Location Video Invest Turks and Caicos has proudly released its FDi On Location Video, “Turks and Caicos Islands Bounces Back”. The 17 minutes FDi segment premiered at MIPIM the world’s leading international real estate business, conference and networking event in Cannes, France on March 13th, 2018. The video was unveiledat the FDI Intelligence Award Ceremony which took place atHotel Barriere Le Majestic to an audience of over 300 MIPIM attendees. “Turks and Caicos Islands Bounces Back”, highlights TCI’s resilience to quickly rebuild following Hurricanes Irma and Maria and reiterated the message that the Turks and Caicos Islands are opened for business and remains an investment destination of choice. Additionally, the video focuses on investment opportunities in the TCI and features interviews

with key stakeholders including the video stated, “These Madam Premier, the Honorable, types of promotional videos Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson are extremely important for and Minister for Tourism, generating leads for the Agency. Environment, Heritage and “FDi On Location has featured Culture, Honourable Ralph numerous countries in the region and around the world. It Higgs. “We are very pleased is only fitting that we showcase with the outcome of the the TCI and what we have to video”, states Vice President offer and FDiOn Location, a of Marketing and Promotion, subsidiary of the Financial Trina Adams-Smith. “The video Times provided an excellent initially premiered at MIPIM, platform during our promotional trip to to produce and promote such a Madam Premier, the Honorable, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Cannes Frances to an audience video”. Interviewed as part of FDi video. The video is a part of a of high net worth individuals.” It was great to hear persons full express an interest in the TCI marketing campaign which and comment enthusiastically also featured an interview about the investment potential with Madam Premier in FDi of our beautiful by nature Magazine, along with in other islands. We received great advertisement exposure throughout the event. Financial Times publications. I am certain that the Turks To view the “Turks and IslandsBouncesBack,” and Caicos Islands will be Caicos remembered.” visit our website at www. Acting CEO, Angela investturksandcaicos.tc or our Minister for Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture, Musgrove commenting on Facebook page @Investtci. Honourable Ralph Higgs featured in FDi Video

RO plant up and running in Salt Cay The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning in collaboration with the Water Undertaking Unit within the Department of Public Works, would like to advise the General Public in particular residents of Salt Cay, that the Reverse Osmosis Plant (RO) is back online and producing water. A team from the Water Undertaking Unit and a technician visited Salt Cay today March

28, 2018, where after a complete assessment, brought the unit back online. This unit, which has been down for some time, is capable of producing a total of 14,500 gallons of water per day, which can adequately service the residents of Salt Cay as well as build storage. Early last week, a team comprising a senior member from the Ministry of

Infrastructure and members of the Public Works Department Maintenance, Water and Project Management Division, visited Salt Cay to conduct a damage assessment of the water storage facilities in particular and other areas, with the view to begin repair works. We do appreciate your patience and understanding as we seek to rectify these matters.

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Alexandra Resort, Blue Haven Resort & Marina and the Beach House

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Imperial Dry Cleaning & Laundry Centre apart of WIHL group of companies is currently seeking qualified individuals to become members of our Team. Laundry Administrator Job Description: •Directs the overall activities of the laundry facility through development and administration. •Manages departmental financial processes of forecasting, budgeting, and purchasing. •Payroll and inventory control •Analyze data and compile reports on expenditure and supplies. •Prepare financial statements and reports, including the profit and loss statement and balance sheet •Assist with budget preparations •Pay bills and maintain ledgers •Receive, approve, client invoices •Code payables for accounts payable clerks to input. •Make bank deposits and receipts of money. •Reconcile bank account and distribute money within departments •Weekly productivity report Requirements: •3-5 years’ commercial laundry experience •Team player •Ability to work with a diverse team •Knowledge of DCC System •Knowledge of Textiles and Chemicals •Knowledge ofQB, Word and Excel •Must have written and oral skills •Customer Service Focused Salary based on qualification and experience. Application giving full details of qualifications and experience should be addressed to: Director Human Resources 101, Governors Road Leeward Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI and should reach no later than April 14th, 2018 for further information/appointment you can contact us at Tele:649-946-5084 or email hr@wihl.com.

We are seeking to employ, a suitably qualified and experienced hospitality professional in the position listed below. Our ideal candidate should have an outstanding command of the English language, written and oral, strong communication and excellent customer service skills. FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR Directly supervises all front office personnel and ensures proper completion of all front office duties. Directs and coordinates the activities of the front desk, guest services, and telephone areas. Prepare monthly reports and budget for front office department. Summary of Responsibilities: •Ensure that all employees are, at all times, attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests managers and other employees. •Ensure logging and delivery of all messages, packages and mail in a timely and professional manner. •Maximize room revenue and occupancy by reviewing status daily. Analyze rate variance, monitor credit report and maintain close observation of daily house count. Monitor selling status of house daily. •Verifies that accurate room status information is maintained and properly communicated. •Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day operation. •Maintains working relationships and communicates with all departments. •Check cashiers in and out and verifies banks and deposits at the end of each shift. •Enforces all cash-handling, check-cashing, and credit policies. •Resolves guest problems quickly, efficiently and courteously. •Upholds the hotel’s commitment to hospitality. •Maintains master key control. •Supervises workload during shifts. Educational and Other Requirements: •Minimum of 5-7 years of previous Front Office Supervisory experience in a senior leadership role. •Hotel Management/Bachelor Degree •Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications required •Knowledge of Visual One preferred. •Verbal and Written Communication Skills. •Highly responsible & reliable with the ability to work well under pressure in fast paced environment. •Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Salary commensurate of experience and qualifications. Interested persons may contact our HR department Mon. – Fri. from 9am-3pm via telephone number 946-8054 or you may submit your resume with qualifications and experience to: hr@wihl.com Please also submit a copy of your completed application to our local labor department. Closing date ---- April15th, 2018


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Brian Been appointed as new Tourism Risk Manager The Turks and Caicos Islands civil service is pleased to welcome Mr. Brian Been and to congratulate him on his new appointment as the Tourism Risk Manager within the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the Environment. Mr. Been, who is a former employee of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, previously served as the Senior Product Development Officer and is a former member of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee (STTC) where he served for over 12 years and has also held the post of Deputy Chairman. Mr. Been also co-chaired the Grand Turk Cruise Steering Committee that facilitated the establishment of a cruise industry on Grand Turk and participated in the consultation for the Grand Turk Master Plan. Mr. Been served on the Steering Committee for the Turks and Caicos National Tourism Strategic

Plan updates in 2006 and 2015 by Ainsworth O’Reilly and KPMG. He also acted as National Focal for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s Regional Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for the Caribbean Tourism Sector and the CARIBSAVE Risk Atlas for the Turks and Caicos Islands. A graduate of The College of The Bahamas, now University of The Bahamas with in BSc Tourism Management, Mr. Been is a certified Business Advisor for the Hospitality Assured Caribbean programme. He is married to Kathrina Missick-Been and has a son, Alexander. Commenting on his new appointment he stated; “The Turks and Caicos Islands is at the crossroads in respect of tourism development and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country in this capacity. Playing my role, I intend to ensure

ROLLE CONSTRUCTION LTD. VACANCIES Job Titles: 1 Civil Engineering 4 Multi Skill carpenters LOCATION: Grand Turk Job Summary: The successful candidate will be accountable to Rolle Construction Ltd manager. The post holder will be responsible for: Key Duties and Responsibilities: -Operate heavy duty construction machinery. -Excellent driving record on public roads with heavy duty machinery. -Transport materials, tools and machines from site to site. -Knowledge in general carpentry and concrete foundations. -Be able to erect form work partition -Able to remove old roofing materials. -Skilled/experience with dry wall roofing -Skilled/experience with door and window installation -Be able to read blue print. -Perform heavy labor. -Maintain a clean and safe work area. -Continually cleaned equipment after every job. -Proficient with hand and power tools. -Supervise construction laborers. -Work extended hours to meet project deadlines. -Make recommendations on any other matter as may be requested by the manager -Perform other duties that may be required by the site manager. Application procedure: Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a cover letter. Copies pf qualifications (if any) should be submitted. Applications should be addressed to The Manager, Rolle Construction Ltd. Via email to: rolleconstruction@gmail.com or kindly contact me at 649-247-9212 Application Deadline: April 13th, 2018

that an integrated approach is taken as we seek to build a culture of multihazard risk reduction for all 8 sectors of the tourism industry. The desired output is enhanced safety for our host community and visitors alike through a Disaster Risk Strategy and Action for the Tourism Sector. I am really looking forward to much accomplishments in my new role and also in working with the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the Environment on the wider tourism management program.” Deputy Governor, Anya Williams in extending congratulations to Mr. Been stated; “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Been to the main stream civil service and to congratulate him on his new role. The post of Tourism Risk Manager is a new post that was created to provide the highest level of strategic advice and guidance to the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourist Board on the risks that exist within the tourism industry, which accounts for over 80% of our GDP. In his new

Mr. Brian Been role Mr. Been will be responsible for developing policy framework and standard operating procedures for the management of risks in the tourism sector and will also be responsible for developing strategic plans aimed at enhancing our tourism product. We wish Mr. Been well in his new role and are happy to have him join our team.”

HS LTD. HOUSEKEEPER Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for the general cleaning of the premises performing such duties as dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, restroom cleaning etc. The applicant will also be responsible for any other duties assigned regarding general cleaning of the property. Requirements: The successful applicant must be able to work with little to no supervision, must have knowledge of proper cleaning techniques,must be able to speak, read and write in English and understand verbal and written instructions, should be physically fit, hardworking and reliable. Starting wages: $6.50 per hour Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, HS Ltd, P.O. Box 124, Regent House, The Regent Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tel: (649) 9465126; Fax (649) 946-5191; Email: ronnie@habgroup. com Interested Belongers must also submit copies of their application to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2. Position currently held by a work permit holder. Closing date for application is April 23, 2018.


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It is finished

By Drexwell Seymour After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:28-30) Oh how painful it must have been for Jesus on that cross! However, because of His love for us, God sacrificed His only son. Jesus came to this earth to fulfill certain tasks. After those tasks were accomplished, He said it is finished. Some of the things He accomplished while on earth were as follows. 1) He came to give his life as a ransom? Matthew 20:28 2) He came to save the lost. Matthew 18:11 3) He came that you may have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10 4) He came to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15 5) He came to take away sins, John 1:29. He came to destroy the works of the devil. 6) He came to set an example. 7) He came to give you the keys to the Kingdom.

All of the above, more or less, boils down to sin. Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. In the past, an animal was offered as a sacrifice; however, animal sacrifice is no longer needed because Jesus made the greatest sacrifice for all of us. As a result of the death of Jesus, we can truly say it is finished. In fact, His death was a victory for us. Some of us are facing sicknesses in our lives. When God died on the cross, He died to take away our sicknesses. Your sickness is finished. No matter what the doctor says, no matter what the symptoms are, your sickness is finished and you are healed. Every good and perfect gift comes from God. Sickness is a not a good thing and does not come from God. It is finished. In order for you to experience this healing, we have to have faith and believe. For the word says, by His stripes, you were healed. Every day, you speak to that the condition with authority, tell it go away in the name of Jesus and pray for restoration of a normal body. However, we have to spend time in His word and believe. For faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Furthermore, God wants us to be in good health. (3 John 1:2 said Beloveth I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thou soul prospereth). Some of us are facing some other giants in our lives. We want to take on these giants. Taking on these

giants yourself is not necessary. It is finished. The battle is not yours, but mine, says the Lord. It is finished. The battle is over. Some of you are facing rejection in many different forms. Do not accept any form of rejection. You were created in the image of God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. It is finished. The stone the builders rejected have now become the corner stone. You have a purpose on this earth, no matter what your current situation is. You are not a mistake and it is not a coincidence that you exist. You exist for a reason. Find your purpose. Develop it and expand it. I know we may ask, ‘how can we say it is finished when we continue to encounter so many negative things in our lives?’. It is the plan of the enemy to destroy you. The enemy came to kill, steal and destroy. And so, you will face some adverse circumstances in your life, but you do not have to take them on, because God came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. So when Jesus died on that cross, the works of the devil were finished. The enemy is finished. He cannot destroy you. He will try to destroy you through unforgiveness, jealousy, anger, lust, evil thoughts, unfaithfulness, depression, witchcraft, envy, drunkenness, hatred and idolatry. However, you need to focus on God and be alert, so do not be gullible

and fall for the trap of the enemy. You may not see the end results immediately, but they are coming. Keep speaking the word and keep believing. Never give up. As a child of God, you can truly say it is finished. Have you recognized it? He died such a painful death to set us free. He did not have to do it, but He did it. When a prickle gets into my finger, I want to cry. Imagine the suffering that Jesus endured for us. Therefore, remember His death on a daily basis. Not just Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but daily. When you are down, remember Christ’s death. When you are up, remember Christ’s death. It is finished.

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Beaches donates over 2,000 food items from “Share your love” initiative food items. “This year we collected Beaches Turks and Caicos, for basically over 2,000 food items and the seventh consecutive year, donated the staff members are always willing over 2,000 non-perishable items to to give back to the community. The The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare food drive ended February 14th and Office- Grand Turk Pantry. we still have staff members bringing Every year the EHS items in as of last week, so it shows Department at Beaches Turks and that they like to give back to the Caicos takes part in a ‘Share Your community and that’s something that Love’ food drive where they encourage the BTC Guardian like to do. We not staff members to donate food items only give back to the community but to the less fortunate. A large number we also do the best that we can.” of donations were collected this year She added: “Normally every which the EHS Department handed December we have ‘Share your over to the Social Welfare Department. Christmas’ food drive. This year, This presentation took place on considering last year’s hurricane Irma Wednesday April 4th, at the Key West effecting a lot of persons and hurricane Village, Beaches Turks and Caicos. Maria, we decided not to have our Along with a number of ‘Share your Christmas’ food drive community outreach programs and because we just opened on December environmental clean-up initiatives; 14th, however we decided to launch Beaches Turks and Caicos launched our ‘share your love’ food drive in its “Share your Christmas” Food February. Basically this food drive is Drive from December 11th – Jan 5th where we asked team members from 2016 to collect food items that will be various departments to donate certain donated directly to two (2) pantries food items where we can then donate that serve the less fortunate residing it to the Social Welfare Department in the Turks and Caicos: The National so we can help persons that were HIV Prevention Unit and The Turks really affected by hurricanes Maria and Caicos Social Welfare Office- and Irma. We did this ‘share your Grand Turk Pantry. love’ food drive in February, but that Shuntal Gibson, Senior doesn’t mean that we’re not going to Environmental & Safety (EHS) still do the ‘share your Christmas’ food Coordinator at Beaches told media drive’ in December, where we hope to houses that 2,000 pieces of items were not only donate to Social Welfare but donated this year but considering over we also hope to donate to others.” the past seven (7) years Beaches TCI Gibson noted that this has donated close to 20,000-30,000 initiative has been going on for seven By Todeline Defralien

Shuntal Gibson, Senior Environmental & Safety (EHS) Coordinator at Beaches TCI, Jean Williams, Senior Social Worker, Social Worker Tanza Bain-Cangio with items were donated at the food drive (7) years now and every department are able to assists some of our most within Beaches TCI participates. needed clients. We have a list of clients Jean Williams, Senior Social that are already registered with our Worker with the Department of Social department through some of our Development expressed profound programs such as social enhancement thanks to the Beaches team and said program, which helps services for that these items were much needed. some of our clients that are unable Williams confirmed that to be mobile and need someone to Social Welfare has over 200 clients assist them and we also have children that they provide for on a monthly, who are in foster care. Persons are weekly and daily basis coming in and asking us for financial “We are always grateful to assistance and to assist them with partner with corporate citizens and food items, so this will go a long way to corporate entities in providing much assists us in providing those for their needed supplies to assist us in our basic needs,” she concluded. mandate and ensuring that we

BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES POSITIONS AVAILABLE CORAL QUARRY LTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON APRIL4TH, 2018. This is a public service announcement from Provo Water Company: Bills for the 2ndApril, 2018 are now available. Please pay this bill by Friday 13thApril, 2018 to avoid disruption to your service. Paying Your Bill •Bills can be paid directly at Provo Water Company Office in Grace Bay 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. •Bills paid by online banking must be paid not later than 3 days before the due date. You can now pay via RBC as a new addition to our online payment options. •Bills paid at Grace-way Supermarkets must be paid not later than 24 hours before the due date. In the unfortunate event you are disconnected for delinquency: •The full amount plus the required reconnection fee must be settled before the service resumes. •Service will resume the same day for accounts paid up before 12 Noon •Service will resume the following morning for accounts paid up after 12 Noon. Reconnections will not take place after hours. Also, please note that our office will continue closing at 2pm daily (until further notice) while we are still preparing for the final migration to our new system. Contact Customer Service Department on 946-5202. PROVO WATER COMPANY LTD. 197A Grace Bay Road PO Box 39 Grace Bay, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 946-5202 Fax: (649) 946-5204 Email: provowater@tciway.tc

One (1) Labourer Applicant must be physical and able-bodied individual capable of lifting heavy loads and to assist with various construction duties within the company. Wages: starting from $7.00 per hour

ROSIE’S DELIGHT RESTAURANT One (1) Domestic Worker For general cleaning & other domestic duties Applicant must be of excellent character and work ethics. Be able to work independently Wages: starting from $6.50 per hour Only applicants selected for interview will be notified. Submit applications to by April 6, 2018 to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department Town Center Mall Providenciales Tel: 649-946-4211


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TCIG appoints two new dental hygienist The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Dental Hygienist, Ms. Raymonda Brown and Mr. Deangello Germain in the Turks and Caicos Government’s Dental Departments in Grand Turk and Providenciales, respectively. Commenting on the appointment, Director of Dental Services Dr. Jameiko Harvey said; “I would like to welcome two of our very own, Ms. Raymonda Brown and Mr. Deangello Germain to the post of Dental Hygienist within the Dental Department. These two individuals are the first Dental Hygienist to be hired by the Turks and Caicos Government and will be helping to combat the fight on gum disease in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “I can say that I am very proud of these two individuals and the direction that the Dental Department is heading. As we look to reshape the way individuals think about their oral hygiene, in short order we will be reintroducing our mobile clinic in Providenciales which will help to eliminate the heavy traffic at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center and the roles of these two Hygienists will be critical in helping individuals to keep their teeth longer and to live a healthier life.” Mr. Deangello Germain, who is a former track star, trained and competed alongside the great Delano Williams, but put aside his sporting ambitions to pursue a career in dentistry. Mr. Germain having completed a Bachelors Degree in

Ms. Raymonda Brown

Mr. Deangello Germain, Deputy Governor Anya Williams and Dr. Jameiko Harvey

Dental Hygiene from the University of Technology has returned home to serve his country, and has further aspirations to become a Dental Surgeon, having already been accepted into Nova Southeastern University in the USA, where he intends to complete a Bachelors degree in Biology before applying to Dental School. Ms. Raymonda Brown redefines what it means to be dedicated as she was accepted to Dental Hygiene school some sixteen years ago and had to defer for personal reasons, but always kept in the back of her mind that one day she would finish what

she started, so when the opportunity presented itself in the form of a Grant from the Civil Service Professional Development Fund to the APLUS Institute of Information Technology, Healthcare and Business in Toronto, Canada in 2016, Ms. Brown practically gave up everything to make her dreams come true. Deputy Governor Anya Williams joined in congratulating both new appointees by stating: “I am pleased to congratulate both Raymonda and Deangello on their new appointments and to wish them much success in their new roles. Having had

SENIOR SUBSTATION TECHNICIAN

Description  Responsible to plan and supervise the construction, installation, modification, maintenance and repair of the company’s high voltage electrical distribution facilities.  At the direction of the Senior Electrical Engineer, the Senior Substation Technician will perform and direct maintenance and install high voltage equipment and electrical control systems both in the Plant and Substations in a sound technical manner, to ensure the reliable operation and functionality of equipment, as per design specifications.  This position is required to trouble shoot and repair the more complicated electrical equipment that other staff members are unable to  Mentoring of apprentices and less experienced electricians MAIN DUTIES Key Responsibilities:  Lead and participate in the layout, construction, installation, modification, maintenance and repairs to FortisTCI facilities by preparing and interpreting blueprints, plans, specifications, catalogue data and written and verbal instructions.  Plan, provide materials and schedule work for subordinate employees ensuring proper assignment, tooling and techniques in performance of duties  Mentoring of the existing work force through “hands on training and mentoring” in conjunction with training provided by outside trainers in order to assemble a knowledgeable and motivated electrical plant work force.  Maintain and install all rotating and stationary electrical equipment with particular emphasis on control systems and substation maintenance. All such work will be performed with safety, efficiency and functionality of the FortisTCI system as the guiding factors.  Maintain and install all breakers and associated equipment at the plant and in Company Substations.  Prepare instruction manuals and consolidate manufacturer’s information into a form that can be used by others to trouble shoot and maintain electrical equipment.  To prepare cost estimates and material lists for various projects for the Senior Electrical Engineer.  Assist the Senior Electrical Engineer in the preparation of capital and maintenance budgets by the preparation of cost estimates as assigned  Be familiar with all Company policies and procedures (including those established by past practice) relating to the position and to observe and enforce same.  Plan and conduct work in a manner consistent with the company’s commitment to the environment and ensure that subordinate employees are likewise in compliance.  Be familiar with safety and operating procedures of the company and see that all in the Substation Department follow them  Assist in the maintenance of statistical records required by the company

the opportunity to interact with them both I can emphatically state that they both are very passionate about their roles and about their profession. “I am especially proud of their accomplishments and also of the efforts and accomplishments of the Dental Department through Dr. Harvey and the work that he continues to do to motivate young persons to pursue medical studies through the Clinic Exploration Program. “I hope that their stories of success will continue to motivate others to pursue these most critical fields.”

 Be calm and competent in response to plant emergencies in a manner that inspires others to do likewise.  Operate Company vehicles as required and in adherence to company policy and the driving regulations of TCI authorities.  Be professional in dress and demeanor as befits an employee and ensure that a good public image of FortisTCI is maintained at all times.  Perform other duties as may be assigned and/or required by system contingencies from time to time. Daily Duties  Plan a weekly outline of the work to be conducted and who is to do it in conjunction with the Senior Electrical Engineer.  Submit job reports and failure analysis reports as may arise due to equipment operating abnormalities  Select the correct manuals and procedures to be used by apprentices and direct them in how to follow the documentation.  Conduct other duties as assigned by Senior Electrical Engineer from time to time Minimum Requirements  Successful completion of a 4 year high school program  Successful completion of a 2 year in a post- secondary education program, preferably in engineering trades with an emphasis on electrical technology.  Familiarity with PLC’s and their trouble shooting  Completion of Industrial Electricians apprentice program equivalent to the Red Seal program.  A minimum of 10 years’ hands on experience in high voltage application preferably in the power generation and distribution field as well as a demonstrated ability to lead others.  Familiarity with and competency in the use of computers and standard computing software programs particularly drafting Abilities, Skills, Experience, Aptitude & Judgement  Above average analytical skills in math and electrical theories  Excellence in interpretation of engineering drawings and manuals  Professional competency in written and oral communication skills in English  Experience in working under utility emergency response condition  Experience in high voltage installation, maintenance, and repairs  Ability to function effectively under emergency situations and thinks clearly and effective and deliver within deadlines and to work under pressure  Self -motivated, solution oriented and positive in outlook  Team player Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for submission of applications (inclusive of a cover letter, resume and a FortisTCI application form) is April 17, 2018 to: Avi Adams Manager, Human Resources FortisTCI Limited P. O. Box 132, Providenciales Email address: hrapplications@fortistci.com or aadams@fortistci.com


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We hire smiles!!! Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message.

The House Keeping Department requires: ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

The Entertainment and Kids Kamp Departments require:

Houseman Room Attendant Turndown Attendant Public Area Attendant

Reports to:

✓ ✓ ✓

Executive Housekeeper

Reports to: Director of Entertainment

The Room Attendant assumes primary responsibility for guestroom cleaning and servicing. The Housemen are responsible for delivering clean linen and clearing dirty linen from Room Attendants’ trolley. The general maintenance of all corridors and walkways on assigned floor/section are also the responsibility of the Housemen. The Public Area Cleaner/ Attendant is responsible to service all other areas and offices.

To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment and Kids Kamp staff is to create lasting memories while on vacation. 


Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum of 4 CXC certifications. • Customer service experience

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. • No allergies to chemicals or dust • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. ✓ ✓ ✓

To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment is to create lasting memories while on vacation. 


Executive Housekeeper

To maintain order and cleanliness in the linen room and to assist with all of the activities related to the linen room, to record all items received and issued. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. • No allergies to chemicals or dust • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.00 per hour

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: As an entertainer/ player under the Creativiva umbrella they must have one or more of the following skills to qualified: • Singers - vocal and minor acting and dancing performances

Aerialists - performing aerial acrobatic tricks on apparatuses (i.e. aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial trapeze), which are rigged to the truss above the stage (min 5.5 meters)

Other type of circus artists - ground circus acts (i.e. contortion, cyr wheel, juggling, hand stand, hand-to-hand duo, other)

• •

Comedians - comedy and physical comedy performances

Dancers - dance performances of various genre (contemporary, jazz, modern, ballet, hiphop, other)

Actors - acting, minor singing and dancing performances

Rigger - responsible for rigging and taking down the aerial apparatuses to the truss bar safely (includes climbing up the trussing while wearing a safety harness), and for bringing the apparatuses down and lifting them up during the shows

The Maintenance Department requires: Electrician Room Technician Mechanic Shift Technician A/C Technician Senior Stove Technician Stove Technician

Floor Acrobats - floor acrobatic tricks, tumbling passes (somersaults, rolls, handsprings, tucks, layouts, twists)

Recruitment on island is being undertaken for these positions, should suitable local applicants not be found permit applications will be submitted. The Watersports Department requires:

Reports to: Chief Engineer To work closely with the Rooms Division to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the room is as per the Resort’s established quality and standards; to ensure that the furniture, fixture, A/C’s, plumbing and equipment are properly maintained, and to provide a prompt and efficient response to all guest service requests in a timely and courteous manner. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and/or a certificate in a field of engineering from a recognized Vocational Training Institution • Basic computer literacy and internet knowledge is preferred These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Player (Creativiva)

Reports to: Director of Entertainment

Linen Room Attendant Linen Room Controller

Reports to:

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Dancer Player Kids Counselor/ Counselor

Labour Carpenter Painter Tile layer/Mason Mason/Painter Pool Operator

Technician

Reports to: Watersports Manager To work closely with the watersports department to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the boats are as per the Resort’s established quality and standards. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The Dining Department requires: ✓ Reports to:

Reports to: Chief Engineer To work closely with the Rooms Division to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the room is as per the Resort’s established quality and standards. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. • Knowledge of pool chemicals and required levels (Pool Operator) • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

Restaurant Manager Director of Food and Beverage

Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Food and Beverage and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the Restaurant operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum three experience as Restaurant Manager in an international first-class hotel/resort. • Experience managing a restaurant with over 300 persons seating area The Restaurant Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

These positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for these positions ranges between $23,000.00 and $38,000.00 The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.00 per hour

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner The Human Resources Department Labour Department Providenciales

and

Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186

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THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS NATIONAL INSURNACE BOARD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY A vacancy exists at the Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board for an Assistant Accountant at its Head Office in Grand Turk. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Turks and Caicos Islanders to fill the post.

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■ Monthly reconciliation of credit card fees ■ Assistance with the preparation of annual budgets. ■ Review of Fixed Assists Register and assisting with assets management. ■ Assisting with the development and implementation of procurement procedures to ensure to ensure that the NIB receives the products and services at the best value. ■ Prepare minutes of the Investment committee meetings. ■ Perform such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Financial Controller from time to time. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

ROLE AND CORE FUNCTIONS OF JOB ■ Assistance and supervision of the procurement procedure in the organization ■ Participates on the selection of suppliers based on specific criteria ■ Ensures that all purchases comply with internal purchasing policy, Procurement and Public Financial Management Ordinances. ■ Reviews and evaluate suppliers on a quarterly basis ■ Prepare Customs clearing documents and letters. ■ Ensure that all orders for goods and services are properly processed and sent out. ■ Verification of quantities ordered from suppliers ■ Verification that order is within the required Budget ■ Arranging tender Board meetings and dispatching relevant documents. ■ Sourcing of all tender specification both technical and non-technical for the preparation of tender document. ■ Preparation of tender document for review by internal purchasing committee before publication ■ Providing information to legal counsel for the preparation of contract document for tenders to successful candidates ■ Preparing letters for signature and dispatch advising suppliers and service providers of the awards of tenders ■ Keeping a register of all Contracts ■ Keeping a Register of all quotes received ■ Keeping Register of Suppliers ■ Keeping a Register of all tenders ■ Keeping minutes of all tender board meetings. ■ Assistance with Preparation of Monthly Financial Statements as directed by the Financial Controller. ■ Reconciliation of Balance Sheet and income statement account schedules with the General Ledger as directed by the Financial Controller. ■ Monthly reconciliation of North Caicos Cash and cheque Deposits ■ Monthly reconciliation of Debit/Credit card Contributions collected

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to the Deputy Director Corporate Services, National Insurance Board, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands to reach no later than Friday, March 9th, 2018.

PREMIER CONTRACTING SERVICES IS SEEKING SUITABLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school supplemented by completion of a trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work.

Electric Lift Truck Maintenance Engineer

As the Lift truck Maintenance Engineer you will be responsible to provide proactive support to all battery/hydraulic operated lift trucks and cleaning machines. You will be required to ensure all systems are functioning and repair as necessary. Complete planned and reactive maintenance to ensure safety and reliability of equipment 24/7. Provide detailed reports for all works completed and ongoing to operations manager. Excellent communication skills are a requirement. Those with vocational college electrician’s diploma will only be considered. Experience in the following areas is required for this position; •Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components of all battery operated equipment, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. •Inspect all electrical systems and hydraulic and mechanical components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair. •Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous. •Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices to ensure compatibility, reliability, efficiency and safety of system. •Working knowledge of complex battery powered electrical systems and electronic controls with ability to diagnose and resolve issues. •Repair and maintain multiple hydraulic and mechanical components. •Experience with welding and fabrication a must •Working knowledge of electronic lpg kitchen equipment. •Ensure inventory of parts is kept up to date. Salary $18,000 US to $23,000 US per annum dependant on experience. Staff accommodation option is available. If staff accommodation is not accepted no compensation will be provided. A bonus of up to 10% is achievable dependant on manager’s review Finish Carpenter/Cabinet Maker Successful applicant must have the ability to design, build, install, and repair finish and structural woodwork, flooring, ceilings and cabinetry; operate, maintain, and calibrate hand and power carpentry tools; read and comprehend plans and blueprints; recognize and select appropriate lumber types and grades; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of carpentry projects; perform heavy physical labor, train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area; follow and give oral and written instructions; maintain cooperative working relationship. Excellent communication skills are a must. KNOWLEDGE OF: Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in both rough and finished carpentry in both residential and commercial/industrial settings; applicable building and safety code requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment.

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent professional qualification and four (4) years post qualification practicing experience. Knowledge and skills must also include the following: •Project management skills •Highly developed communications skills •Financial reporting skills •Computer and Information technology application for financial data management, analysis and reporting •Investigative skills •Human and financial resource management skills and team building skills This position requires the frequent use of analytical reasoning and visual dexterity especially when incumbent is: •Assisting with the development of financial procedures and ensure that quality products and services are procured at the best value for the organization. •Monthly reviewing and reconciliation of Fixed Asset register and assisting with asset management •Assisting with the preparation of the budget. •Preparation and analysis of invitations to tender and request for proposals Salary will be in the Salary Grade 5 - $40,001 to 55,000, and will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Experience: Five years journey-level experience working as a finish carpenter in a commercial, industrial, or facilities operations setting, including rough and finished carpentry. Cabinet making experience is required. PREFERRED: Experience in metal fabrication (welding) and locksmithing . Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. REFRIGERATION MECHANIC Required Skill Level: Diploma or certificate in commercial refrigeration from a recognized trade school or university At least 7 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. Minimum 5 years relevant experience is required with formal qualifications Registration or licensing may be required. Tasks Include: •Establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points •Assemble, install, maintain and repair commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. •Drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping •Installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for gas, refrigerant and oil. •Bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit •Filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks •Test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments •Troubleshoot and repair complex electrical control circuits. •Checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components •Adjusting Danfoss system controls and mechanisms •Recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for submission of application is July 21st 2014 Please submit applications with references and relative experience to: Ms. Edith Cox Suite 200 ‘Graceway IGA Main Office Complex Leeward Highway or by emailing to hr@gracewayiga.com Please Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to attend interviews


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A PARTNERSHIP THAT GROWS TOGETHER We understand the value of great partnerships. A close collaborative relationship, and our 2016 US $5million bond issue with the National Insurance Board (NIB), have helped us at FortisTCI to fund major infrastructure projects resulting in a well-planned, resilient electricity grid to support our economic development. FortisTCI and NIB – working together for Turks and Caicos Islands.

2017 Winner

Allied Member of the Year

www.fortistci.com | 649-946-4313


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We hire smiles!!! The Resort will be holding a series of Job Fairs to find Talent … we hire the personality and train the individual. Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends (Saturday and Sunday). The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. Please forward your resumes by Friday April 13th 2018 to secure an interview date and time. Feel free to drop your resumes in our secure resume drop-box at the Service Gate, or email it to mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com, or fax to 649 946 8001.

There are vacancies from Entry Level to Management positions: Below are some of the openings in our departments (this inviting Turks and Caicos Islanders applicants:

list is not exhaustive)

and we are

• Accounts (Accountant, Clerk etc.) • Bars (Beach and Pool Server, Bar Porter, Bartender etc.) • Concierge (Agent, Junior Concierge etc.) • Cost Control (Store Room Porter, Clerk etc.) • Dining Room (Server, Supervisor, Restaurant Manager etc.) • Engineering (Certified skilled technical persons.) • Entertainment (Dancer, Singer, Musician, Animator, AV Technician etc.) • Front Office (Agent, Bellman etc.) • Gift Shop (Assistant Manager, Sales Representative) • Grounds (Grounds man) • Gym (Gym Attendant) • Housekeeping (Houseman, Room Attendant, Linen Room Attendant etc.) • Human Resources (Human Resources Clerk, Administrator) • Kids Kamp (Kids Kamp Manager, Attendant/ Counselor) • Kitchen (Cooks Grade 1,2 and 3) • Laundry (Attendant, Shift-leader, Supervisor) • Photoshop (Photographer, Sales Representative ) • Projects (Assistant Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, MEP Engineer) • Sales (Junior Sales Executive) • Security (Assistant Security Manager, Supervisor, Officer) • Spa (Certified skilled therapist) • Stewarding (Steward) • Travel and Loyalty(Travel and Loyalty Consultant[returning guests bookings]) • Watersports (Towel Runner, Waterpark, Beach and Pool Attendant, Dive Instructor etc.) • Weddings (Wedding Planner, Wedding Steward) Applicants will be contacted via text only to confirm your interview Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn or dropped off in the 
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IMMEDIATE OPENING MAINTENANCE MANAGER * Responsibilities •Establish goals, measurements and results for the department along with the General Manager. •Involvement in the preparation of the Maintenance Operating and Capital budgets. •General operational and preventative maintenance of systems including: Boilers and heating systems; Make up air and HVAC systems; Pool facilities; and General plumbing issues. •Maintain hotel guest rooms and public areas by performing routine maintenance jobs and repairs. •Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on plumbing systems, electrical systems and appliances. heating, cooling and ventilation systems •Organize, implement and track all maintenance projects for guestrooms and public areas. •Monitor and revise as needed, departmental health & safety tools including training programs, policies and practices. •Effective and timely interaction with all Hotel & Restaurant departments and positivelyimpact guest experience by effectively and efficiently resolving maintenance concerns. Requirements •3 years prior Maintenance Management and/or supervisory experience within a operation equal in size and facilities. Background in electrical and or plumbing are essential. •Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven ability to motivate and lead employees in a busy, high quality environment. •Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment. Ability to handle multiple requests in a fast-paced environment. •Good training, coaching and mentoring skills are essential. Proven experience with budgets and payroll process is essential. •Completion of high school and technical training required. •Many tasks require sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and/or positioning to accomplish tasks •Able to lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. is common and up to 150 lbs with assistance •Previous hotel maintenance experience preferred •Able to work efficiently under time constraints Starting salary $40,000.00 per annum not including service charge JR. SOUS CHEF* The Jr. Sous Chef is responsible for the preparation of all menu items for outlet, ensuring a quality product is delivered and oversee execution to adhere to resort quality standards. Duties and responsibilities •Ensure mis-en-place is set for all stations of outlet kitchen. •Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. •Check the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. •Demonstrate ability to cook meat, fish and vegetables with the correct method and temperature. •Create daily specials for outlet with guidance and approval from Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef. •Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. •Ensure the Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. •Follow directions from the Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef with accuracy. •Communicate any defects in kitchen equipment to the Executive Sous Chef. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Key Skills and Requirement: •Minimum 5 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Proven experience in all sections of the kitchen •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. Salary for this position $23,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications GROUNDSKEEPER* Duties Include: •Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the Landscaping manager. •Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees , edges the walkways and give the grounds a manicured look •Operate equipment to keep all of the walkways and buildings entrances cleared and safe •Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the building are always properly cared for •Perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on the lawn care equipment and tools •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts including Saturdays and Sundays Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR * Requirements: •Must have minimum 2years experience as a housekeeping supervisor in luxury hotel/resort

Page 23 •Must have direct knowledge of housekeeping cleaning, processes and procedures, computer PMS systems, and telephone etiquette. •Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. •Must be able to handle multiple buildings, floors, and guest requests. •Must possess high communication, handle guest complaints and procedures to resolve. •Must be a team player and team oriented. Must be highly organized, engaged with employees, guests and owners. Must have excellent time management and communication skills. •Must be able to work in an open air environment, and have flexible scheduling. •Must be able and willing to work all shifts Starting salary $9.00 per hour not including service charge. ROOM ATTENDANT * Responsibilities: •Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas. o Responsibility for care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery o Restock linens and amenities on carts o Run needed items to guest floors o Assist housekeepers as required Requirements: •Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge HOUSEMAN * Requirements: •Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Responsibilities: o Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas and care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery o Restock linens and amenities on carts o Run needed items to guest floors o Assist housekeepers as required Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge. COOK * Requirements: •Experience with, and comfortable preparing a variety of different cuisines in a fine dining environment •Understand the importance of consistency •Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety •Duties Include: •Prepare all food items according to recipe cards and correct handling procedures. •Maintain highest quality and appearance of all foods sent from kitchen and make sure plates are clean and appetizing. •Maintain orderly and clean refrigerators and work areas. •Rotate all foods and correctly fill out production charts. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge. RESORT ELECTRICIAN* Responsibilities: •Respond to customer and department requests throughout the facility, make the necessary electrical repairs and/or to accommodate the customers electrical needs in a timely and courteous manner. •Perform preventive maintenance on and tests of all electrical systems, subsystems and equipment, including disassembling, replacing, cleaning, and repairing. •Repair, maintain and trouble-shoot electrical equipment in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, operations manuals and manufacturers’ maintenance instructions, using test equipment such as volt meter, amp probe, and hand and power tools required to perform the functions of the position. Must have knowledge of wiring codes, Generators and Motors •Maintain light fixtures throughout the facility by replacing burned out light bulbs and/or making necessary repairs/replacements to the light fixtures on a routine and regular basis to sustain lighting standards. The Electrician will be required to use a ladder or man lift working at heights up to 30 feet, often reaching above head, for extended periods of time. •Set up/Breakdown of power and lighting equipment for exhibits, meetings and banquets. This will involve pushing, pulling and lifting of equipment and materials (up to 50 lb.) •Perform the functions of a lighting console or spot light operator for banquets and meetings. This will require long hours of operating the equipment and the use of a head set for clear and concise verbal communication in the English language. Requirements: •Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience of at least five years that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. •Five years electrical experience in buildings with complex electrical systems. •Must Have Certificate in Electrical Training and/or First Aid Training preferred. Must have considerable knowledge of electrical systems and components to maintain and repair building electrical equipment. •Considerable knowledge of electrical supplies and materials and proper application of same. •Extensive knowledge of safe working practices with regards to wire sizes, fuse sizes and overloading of electrical circuits.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention Tiersa Hall, Director of Human Resources atcareers@theshoreclubtc.comno later than end of day Monday, April 19, 2018. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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LOCAL NEWS

Team TCI finishes strong at 2018Flow CARIFTA Games! Team TCI returns home from the 2018 Flow Carifta Games with Gold, Silver & Bronze

Wilkenson Fenelon flying high during LJ event for Octathlon

This past Easter weekend, March 31st – April 2nd, the team of thirty one (31) strong athletes from the Turks and Caicos Islands left their mark at 2018 Flow CARFITA Games hosted at the Thomas A Robinson (TAR) National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas (named after the Olympic sprinter from The Bahamas whose first medal was in 1956). In the overall medal standing after three (3) days of events, Team Turks and Caicos returns home today with a total of four (4) medals, putting them in ninth place out of a total of twenty eight (28) participating Caribbean countries. “This is the third year of Flow’s three year partnership with NACAC as the title sponsor and exclusive broadcast partner of the CARIFTA Games and for the first time Flow customers in more than twenty countries including the Turks and Caicos had mobile access to unprecedented live coverage of the world’s best junior track and field meet via the Flow Sports Mobile App,” explained Flow Country Manager, Delleriece Hall. Day 1 – Saturday, March 31st On Day One of the competition, first time CARIFTA athlete hailing from South Caicos, Katrelle Pierre, threw a distance of 45.24m in the U17 Boys Javelin event, earning his place on the medal stand with a bronze, and TCIs first medal at the games. Day 2 – Sunday, April 1st On Day Two, the team of first time CARIFTA Junior athletes – namely, Darren Pierret, Wooslyn Harvey, Daveon Durham, and Joshua Meghoo – won

the bronze medal in the U17Boys 4x100M Relay with a time of 44.34s, earning TCI their second medal. At the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games we saw Jamaica College athlete, Wilkenson Fenelon, finishing in second place for the Boys Octathlon Open, one-point shy of a gold medal. This year, Fenelon returned with a vengeance, capturing first place after a gruelling eight events, earning TCI their third medal. Day 3 – Monday, April 2nd On the final day, all eyes were on the U20 Boys 800M. The Jamaica College athlete, Ken Reyes, ran a strong final ending his CARIFTA tenure, capturing the silver medal with a time of 1:50.46m, earning TCI their fourth and final medal on the final day of the competition. “We are extremely proud of all our athletes for such an outstanding performance at the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games. We wish to congratulate all the medallist who have set the bar for many other aspiring athletes, and whose names will be in the history books of the TCI for many years to come,” commented Flow Marketing Communications Executive, Darron Hilaire. More exciting sports action is in store for Flow customers as Flow Sports is also the official Caribbean broadcaster of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) starting April 4 in Queensland, Australia. Flow customers can now catch live and exclusive coverage of the events on Flow Sports 1, Flow Sports 2, or via Wi-Fi or mobile data on Flow Sports 1 App.

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U17 4X

Team T Martijn Healy, 3000m

U17 4X100M Medalist 2

Rebecca Berndain

Latrell Saunders completes jump for U20 Boys LJ

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4x100M U17 Boys Team wins Bronze Medal

pporters

Archelande Jospeh, 400m

X100M Medalist 1

Daria Coakley

Colby Jennings

TCI

l Pierre throws to win bronze for TCI

Junior Paul

Deajah Smith

Ken Reyes 2

Team TCI during Opening Ceremony

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IMMEDIATE OPENING CORPORATE OPERATIONS FACILITATOR* Primary Responsibilities/Requirements: •Minimum of 15 years’ operational management experience in luxury resort setting. •Must have previous managerial experience directly in hotel pre-openings and a strong understanding of overall hotel business. •Must have a history of delivering high end projects such as 5 Star Hotels/ Resorts and Residential/ Commercial developments. •Must have previous experience working with leading developers, paying exceptional attention to detail. •Ensures that all works are completed, in timely manner, to the highest level and all arising discrepancies are efficiently resolved. •Must have leadership qualities to ensure the job is completed to the client’s high standards. •Must have previous work experience in managing upholstery workshops and have good knowledge of wood finishes. •Assists in the selection and purchasing of supplies and FF&E. Works closely with designers and cabinet makers. •Coordinates and follows up on all the orders assigned and ensures timely and correct installation. •Keeps documentation on all vendors and supplies, fabrics, paint colors, equipment, furniture, etc. •Keeps inventories m and maintains item codes in inventory and maintenance software. •Organizes and sets up back of the house spaces in regards to the departmental needs. •Sets up Standard Operational Procedures for various departments. •Conducts Room Punch inspections to ensure that all the finishes are flawless and to the highest standards; communicates deficiencies to Construction Supervisor and orders replacements. •Designs and executes decorations for variety of hotel functions and events. •Assists in styling various venues for photoshoot sessions. •Performs any other tasks that may be assigned, associated with the preopening and running of the resort. Salary for this position is $75,000.00 and is based on previous experience and qualifications. ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER* Responsible for ensuring successful operation of the outlet(s) and functions assigned, ensuring memorable, luxury dining experiences for all guests and maximization of revenue and profitability. Areas of Responsibility: •Manage assigned outlet or function during shift to ensure operation is in accordance with standards, ensuring all employee performance meets standard with all duties completed properly and on timely basis. •Ensure all opening and closing checklists for outlet/function are completed correctly and on time. •Monitor employee performance and provide feedback and coaching. •Ensure all charge and cash handling policies and procedures are followed at all times and that cash floats are properly maintained and secured during and after shift. •Ensure staff is well trained, knowledgeable and conversant with all menus. •Assist with employee performance reviews in accordance with hotel guidelines. •“Touch” each table during shift and use knowledge of guest and name to ensure a high level of guest recognition and personalized service. •Assist in conducting physical inventories of all linens, china, beverages and other supplies. •Prepare storeroom requisitions. •Ensure accurate recordkeeping as required and track daily sales. •Establish and maintain departmental communication, maintaining Daily Log Book for shift; keep manager fully informed on a timely basis of any problems or need for action. •Maintain controls of inventory and keys. •Attend all daily briefings, meetings and training as required. Requirements: •Minimum 3 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Must have excellent mathematic skills. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. •Guest Satisfaction (comment cards, website postings, in-person feedback) •Attendance and timeliness •Completion of work assignments (safely, timely, completely, correctly) •Achievement of sales and/or cost control goals •Salary range is $36,000-$40,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications

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SENIOR EXECUTIVE CHEF* Requirements: •10 years experience as an Executive Chef in luxury resort. •Post secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. • Formal culinary degree or formal apprenticeship. •Proven managerial experience in a fine dining environment. •Practical creativity to provide innovative entrees and developing new, unusual market driven menus while meeting profit goals of property and menu engineering. •Previous responsibility for food purchasing, including negotiating prices. •Prior experience standardizing recipes, plating instructions and costing. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. Duties Include: •Participate in the development and implementation of business strategies for Food and Beverage including development of annual budget, monitoring actual versus budgeted expenses and recommending menu pricing. •Develop and implement menu and dining strategies. •Prepare reports summarizing food and beverage profitability, customer satisfaction, etc. •Lead monthly staff meetings. Salary $55,000.00 per annum/Commensurate with qualification and experience. POOL AND BEACH SUPERVISOR * •Must be able to work in all outdoor element, rain, sun, etc. as required •Must be able to work long hours on feet •Must be able to lift 30lbs or more •Must know how to swim •Must be trained and certified in CPR, First Aid. •Life guard experience is a plus •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Creating a luxury guest experience through delivery of high level service for all pool and beach services •Must have 5 years’ experience in luxury resort in similar capacity •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting wage $8.00 per hour not including service charge and tips. PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATOR* Requirements: •Must have construction and/or engineering work experience (preferably within the Caribbean), including project administration, procurement and management of logistics. •Required knowledge and skills:o International procurement. o Shipment consolidation. o Shipping/tracking. o Inventory and stock monitoring. o Material take-offs, quantities and job costing. o Labour allocation and manpower distribution reports. o Involvement in general project administration. o Strong negotiation skills •Working during inclement weather •Must be able to stand and work outdoors for an extended period of time •Weekend and flexible shifts are a must •Must have excellent written and oral communication •Must be proficient with computers, including Excel and Word Responsibilities: •Preparing regular inventory and cost reports. •Plan, direct, and manage the central procurement activities of the company. •Evaluate overall revisions, price and past performance of each purchase order and approve price increases. •Research and evaluate commodity areas and make recommendations for standardization. •Supervise and participate in the preparation of written financial and administrative reports. Establish priorities, assign workloads and review the more difficult and complex assignments. Interpret contract provisions and review purchase orders terms and conditions for accuracy and changes prior to bid and renewal. •Provide liaison between vendors, contractors, and Company department •Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide targeted service levels. Salary for this position ranges from $3,000.00 to $4,200.00 and is based on previous experience and qualifications. FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER* The Food & Beverage manager is responsible for all meal periods in all outlets and In Suite Dining. This individual will have a strong background in service and will lead the service team on the floor. The Food & Beverage manager will work closely with Chef de Cuisine and ensure guest experience is memorable and five-star. Areas of Responsibility: •Timely analysis of Food & Beverage Prices in relation to competition. •Participation and input towards F&B Marketing activities. •Attendance and participation at weekly F & B meeting and Department Head meeting. •Supervision of weekly payroll input. •Assure the maintenance of bar control policies. •Assure completion of requisitions where deemed necessary. •Assure the completion of weekly schedule and shift duties while: a.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING maintaining a labour cost in accordance with budget b. assuring adequate and consistent service levels •Improvement on guest satisfaction index – comment cards, online reviews, departure surveys •Completion of monthly inventory. •Ensuring that services meet customer specifications. •Work with the Chef, Dining Room Manager, Bars Manager and Food & Beverage Supervisors to ensure all arrangements and details are dealt with. •Establish a rapport with guests to ensure satisfaction and repeat business. •Minimize number of customer complaints. •Ensure a professional attitude and proper business attire when on property, ready to meet or service a client at any time. •Ensure staff have professional attitude and proper appearance and uniform standards. •Teamwork-Relations with co-workers and management. •Recruitment and selection of employees for vacant positions. •Responsible for staff training and development of service team Requirements: •Minimum 6 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Must have excellent mathematic skills. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. •Achievement of budgeted food sales, beverage sales, labour costs and profitability. •Development and training of all service employees •Salary range is $42,000-$50,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications PASTRY CHEF* Requirements: •Must have previously worked as a pastry chef for a minimum of 5 years in a luxury Resort. •Demonstrate understanding of the technical skills for assigned area (all kitchen work stations). •Post secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. •Experience with, and are comfortable preparing a variety of different

Page 27 pastries in a fine dining environment. •Understand the importance of consistency. •Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety requirements. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. Duties include: •Assists in creating and developing dishes for the pastry department •Ensures the highest quality of product within cost constraints by participating in the preparation of baked goods, pastries, desserts, ice carvings and show pieces •Assists in creating daily specials and signature desserts •Assist in producing the production of all pastry items, ensuring the right quantity and the highest standards of quality •Maintenance of pastry equipment •Requisition food with necessary approvals according to policy Starting salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge. HVAC/MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN* •Understand basic refrigeration cycle to include: identifying components in refrigeration circuit, understanding how each component works, diagnosing problems in the refrigeration circuit, using manifold gauge set, pressure/temperature chart and temperature measuring devices for routine maintenance and to troubleshoot. Understand refrigeration recovery, evacuation and charging. •Understand basic electron theory, how electricity travels, AC and DC currents, single phase and three phase circuits, and series and parallel circuits. Read basic wiring diagrams. •Use multi-meters to read voltage, current and resistance values. Troubleshoot basic electrical circuits. •Understand the process of treating air so as to simultaneously control its temperature, humidity, and distribution. Read and understand mechanical drawings. •Understand basic heating cycle to include: identify components in heating system, understand how each component works, diagnosing problems in the heating system using a gas pressure test and other devices Starting wage $7.75 per hour not including service charge and tips.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention Tiersa Hall, Director of Human Resources atcareers@ theshoreclubtc.comno later than end of day Monday, April 19, 2018. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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IS INTERVIEWING FOR: FRONT DESK/NIGHT AUDITOR Join a relaxed and friendly 35 team workforce and enjoy one of the highest wage and bonus packages on the island. Our 98room resort popularity and occupancy is growing year after year resulting inhighdistribution of service chargesand NO SlOW SEASON LAYOFFS Candidates Must be personable,customer service oriented and have strong English verbal and written communication skills Resumes can be dropped off at hotel or emailed to jgarland@portsofcallresort.com Salary Commensurate with Qualification &Experience •Knowledge of and an ability to interact with Rooms, Kitchen, Dining Room (this list is not exhaustive) •Five (5) years relevant experience This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire¬¬ the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Front Office Department requires:  Front Office Manager Reports to: Managing Director Supervises and ensures the smooth operation of the Front Office. Ensure personnel are executing their duties in an efficient, effective, professional and courteous manner. Directs and coordinates the activities of the Front Desk, Reservations, Bell Desk, PBX, and Airport Operation. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: •Associates Degree or higher preferred; •Minimum three years’ work experience managing a Front Office team; •Certification in Customer Service The Front Office Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for this positions ranges from $28,000.00 to $35,000.00 The Island Routes Department requires:  Senior Tour Specialist Requirements include but are not limited to: o Must be service driven with excellent customer service skills o Excellent Organizational Skills o Ability to meet and exceed sales targets The Senior Tour Specialist is responsible for assisting with ensuring that all tour events are well coordinated and also acts as the main source of information for the guests on the resort, ensuring they are having an enjoyable experience. The salary range for the position indicated above is $40,000.00 to $55,000.00 The Administrative Department requires:  Director of Guest Services (Manager)/ Guest Services Manager Reports to: Managing Director. The Director of Guest Services (Manager)/ Guest Services Manager is primarily responsible to ensure all guest concerns/ complains are resolved prior to guest departure. Standard Specifications: Requirements include but are not limited to: •Experience in solving guest concerns to resolution including compensation

The salary for the position listed above ranges from $30,000 to $50,000 per annum The Laundry Department requires:  Supervisor Reports to: Laundry Manager The Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the laundry personnel in folding, washing and drying linen for the resorts and also to correct deficiency. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: •2 years’ experience supervising a Laundry team •High School Graduate; •Excellent Customer Service Skills; •Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and orally. The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.  Laundry Attendant Reports to: Laundry Manager The Laundry Attendant is responsible for the finishing process of linen ensuring the highest quality production is achieved. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals and ability to handle heat • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The Weddings Department requires:  Weddings Manager Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: o Experience managing multiple wedding retail outlets(Manager) o Proven sales track record in Weddings exceeding sales targets o Ability to up and cross sell The Weddings Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Human Resources The Labour Commissioner Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and

Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road

and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018


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HEALTHY

LIFESTYLE

Cycling tied to urinary infections, but also better sex

Female cyclists may be more likely to develop saddle sores and urinary infections than runners and swimmers, a recent study suggests. But the survey of female athletes also found those who participated in high-intensity rides and covered more total miles reported better sexual function than runners or swimmers. This contradicts some previous smaller studies that have linked cycling to sexual dysfunction in women, said lead study author Thomas Gaither of the University of California, San Francisco. Gaither’s team surveyed 3,118 women who belonged to major cycling, swimming, and running organizations in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Most were white, under age 40, single and normal weight. Overall, 34 percent were runners or swimmers. About 13

percent were considered “highintensity” cyclists because they had cycled for two or more years and rode their bikes more than three times weekly, averaging more than 25 miles each time. Another 53 percent were classified as “low-intensity” cyclists who were newer to the sport or who rode less often or took shorter rides. More than 80 percent of the study participants were sexually active – but more cyclists in both the high- and low-intensity groups were sexually active than non-cyclists. High-intensity cyclists were 30 percent less likely to report sexual dysfunction, compared to runners and swimmers who were non-cyclists, researchers report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. There were no differences in urinary symptoms between cyclists and noncyclists, although cyclists were more likely to have had a

urinary tract infection (UTI) in the past. The results also confirmed an association between cycling and genital numbness and saddle sores. The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how cycling might influence whether women develop gynecological problems or sexual dysfunction. Saddle sores or numbness might develop when nerves that run across the perineum toward the genitals get compressed during longer or more intense rides, Gaither said by email. Standing while riding was associated with less numbness, he noted, and more total lifetime miles was associated with a higher likelihood of experiencing numbness at some point in time. “It is important to point out that our controls were runners and

Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday. Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 or over said they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. That compares with 62 percent in 2017 and was roughly on par with levels last seen in 2012, according to results of a survey commissioned by the National Coffee Association (NCA) released during the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. The survey underscores a strong U.S. market for the caffeinated beverage even as demand for soda and juice continues a yearslong decline. Coffee, bottled water and tea have been major growth categories in recent years, the survey showed. The NCA survey asked about 3,000 respondents what they drank yesterday at different times of day. Daily coffee consumption declined into the mid-1990s, when Americans drinking coffee on any given day fell below 50 percent, according to results presented at

Sandra Dias checks coffee beans as they are roasted at Redeye Coffee Roasters in Hull, Massachusetts, U.S., May 2, 2017. an industry conference in New locations totaled 36 percent. Orleans. Demand for gourmet Coffee is a bright spot coffee, which includes espressofor a global food industry facing based beverages and ready-tostagnating demand growth for drink, was steady relative to 2017 other products. In the United levels. The segment continued to States, ready-to-drink products get a boost from younger drinkers, are boosting demand. In Brazil, with 48 percent of millennials pods and roast coffee are growing saying they had a cup of coffee market. they consider to be gourmet the “We see the cola industry day before. is declining, (but) coffee is in the “There’s been a huge front row,” Roberto Vélez, head shift toward gourmet in the of the Colombian Coffee Growers U.S.,” market consultant Michael Federation, said in a separate Edwards said in the presentation. presentation. Gourmet represents over Among the Americans half the market, he said. Major surveyed, at-home preparation coffee roasters have been trying continues to be the dominant spot to tap into it. Folgers maker JM for demand, with 79 percent of Smucker is rolling out a new those surveyed saying they had premium line this year and Nestle had a cup of coffee at home the last year bought a majority stake previous day. Coffee consumed at in specialty chain Blue Bottle cafes and other out-of-home Coffee.

Slightly high blood pressure before pregnancy tied to miscarriage risk Women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during the study, 188, or about 24 percent, had a miscarriage. Even when their blood pressure was in a healthy range before pregnancy, each 10 mmHg (millimeters of mercury)

increase in systolic blood reproductive health as well,” pressure - the “top” number - lead study author Carrie was associated with an 8 percent Nobles of the Eunice Kennedy National Institute higher risk of miscarriage, the Shriver study found. of Child Health and Human Each 10 mmHg increase Development in Bethesda, in diastolic blood pressure - Maryland, said by email. the “bottom” number - was The American Heart associated with an 18 percent Association defines hypertension, greater chance of miscarriage or high blood pressure, as a even when women didn’t have systolic reading of 130 mmHg hypertension before conception. or higher and diastolic readings “Our study adds of 80 mmHg or higher. Systolic to evidence suggesting the pressure reflects the pressure importance of addressing blood exerts against artery walls high blood pressure among when the heart beats. Diastolic young women, both for their pressure indicates the pressure future cardiovascular health when the heart rests between and potentially for their beats.

swimmers so we don’t believe it is exercise in and of itself that is a cause for this association,” Gaither said. On the other hand, because the study only included athletes, it’s also not clear if the findings apply equally to people who are physically less active. “In an era where cycling has become an increasingly popular modality for exercise, transport, and leisure activity . . . we found that cycling did not negatively impact sexual or urinary function,” Gaither and colleagues concluded. “However, cycling was strongly associated with both genital numbness and saddle sores, and modestly associated with UTIs. These associations deserve further inquiry.” They add, “Increasing the time standing out of the saddle was associated with lower odds of selfreported genital numbness.

Zambia withdraws military personnel deployed to fight cholera

Zambian President Edgar Lungu at a meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017. Zambia has withdrawn military personnel deployed in December to help clean up the capital and other cities at the height of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 80 people in seven months, the government said on Wednesday. President Edgar Lungu directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera under emergency measures to contain the waterborne disease, including the closure of markets. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo told a briefing on Wednesday that the joint operations of the defense and security personnel had helped restore order and Lungu had ordered them to return to barracks at midnight on Tuesday. “They accomplished their mission. The commander-in-chief has since directed the defense forces to return to their regular duties,” Kampyongo said, referring to Lungu. Police will continue with patrols to ensure that vendors did not return to the streets, he said. Zambia in January relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera, allowing schools and markets to reopen as the number of new cases being reported had halved. Cholera is spread by ingesting faecal matter and causes acute watery diarrhea. It can be treated with oral rehydration solution but the disease spreads rapidly and can kill within hours if not treated.


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We hire smiles!!!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Department Text Message. The Front Office requires: ✓

Reservationist

Reports to:

Front Office Manager

Represents the company throughout the guest’s stay, ensures guest satisfaction by meeting and exceeding their expectations. To work closely with all department to ensure that Guests receive friendly, efficient service from the point of arrival until departure. To deliver the highest level of professional and exemplary customer service to all guest. To conduct themselves with unquestioned integrity at all times while coordinating guest entire vacation experience through a seamless process. Ensuring the delivery of genuine service that enhances every vacation experience. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • High School graduate • Computer literate • Excellent Customer Service Skills

Bellman

Reports to:

✓ ✓ ✓

Reports to: Watersports Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • First Aid & CPR Certified; These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Front Office Manager

Provide personalized guest services by providing luggage services between the lobby and guestroom. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

The main function of the Scuba/ Dive instructor is to supervise all activities of the dive experience. The Masters/ Instructors take care of the guest and equipment. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor; • Basic Compressor Certification (an asset) (MAKO);

The Kitchen Department requires: Chef Cook Cook Grade 1,2 and 3

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted

Reports to: Executive Chef Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chef, and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the kitchen operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training; • Three to five years’ culinary experience hotel/resort. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The Stewarding Department requires: ✓

Steward/Labour

Reports to:

Stewarding Manager

Under the guidance and supervision of the Stewarding Manager and Stewarding Supervisors within the scope of established Sandals Resort & Spa policies, the Steward will ensure that all aspects the stewarding operation are performed accordingly.

✓ ✓

Underwater Photographer Photographer

Reports to: Photoshop Manager Responsible for the photographic experience, including the flow of guests through the photography, selection and purchase process Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certification in the field of Photography • Sales experience and able to meet quotas • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar position • Dive certification (Underwater Photographer) These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The Grounds Department requires:

Reports to:

Supervisor Grounds Man Grounds Manager

Grow and propagate plants; cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. The Dining Room Department requires: Server/ Waiter/ Waitress Banquet Server Cleaner/Labourer

Reports to:

The Photoshop Department requires:

✓ ✓

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

✓ ✓ ✓

Senior Dive Instructor Dive Master Scuba/ Dive Instructor Snuba Guide

Reports to: Watersports Manager

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

✓ ✓ ✓

Watersports/ Pool/ Beach Attendant Deckhand/Lifeguard First Mate

Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. ✓

The Watersports and Catamaran Departments require:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Supervisory certification and experience leading a grounds team (Supervisor only) • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders. The Maintenance Department requires:

Restaurant Manager

To provide prompt, courteous and professional service to all patrons; monitoring service standards and assisting where possible, ensuring the smooth flow of the restaurant operation and enhancing the guests’ experience. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred • Physically fit • No food allergies These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

✓ ✓ Reports to:

Supervisor Shift Leader Chief Engineer and Technical Operations Manager

To provide technical support to ensure the full operation of all plant and equipment and system during an assigned shift while attending to all guest and service calls. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and/or a certificate, preferably in the field of Electrical Installation/Electrical Technology, from a recognized Vocational Training Institution • Basic computer literacy and internet knowledge is preferred • Must possess a level of skill and/or Technical Competence equivalent to at least Level II HEART Trust NTA certification. The Supervisor and Shift Leader positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.00 per hour

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and

and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018

The Human Resources Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road


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We hire smiles!!! Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Watersports Department requires: ✓ ✓

Dive Shop Manager Watersports Manager

The Bar Department requires:

Reports to: Managing Director

Supervisor

The Dive Shop Manager will be in charge of the overall experience and quality of the boats and dive Reports to: Beverage Manager equipment and machinery. This individual will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining systems, processes and policies for the smooth and timely operating of all vessels in the Watersports Is responsible to assist the Beverage Manager in the running of the entire Beverage operation ensuring that all Bars and Catering facilities operate smoothly at all times, within the standard operating procedure. department. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience managing a dive operation with more than 5 boats • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor ; • Minimum 4 years instructor experience and minimum 4 years Master Scuba Diver Trainer The Dive Shop Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Supervisor

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Three years minimal supervisory experience in similar multi outlet beverage operation with ability to maintain the highest level of standards; • Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The Dining Room Department requires: ✓

Simultaneously, maintaining F&B budget costs and continually monitoring and improving the level of service offered to our guests.

The Stewarding Department requires:

Restaurant Manager

Supervisor

Is responsible to assist with Dining Room supervisor the coordination, planning, organizing and control Reports to: the activities of the restaurant.

The Stewarding Supervisor assists the Stewarding Manager in maintaining a clean & sanitized kitchen by directing & coordinating the activities of the stewarding personnel and simultaneously maximizing the department’s operating efficiency.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • One year experience in similar capacity • Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge; This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Supervisor

Reports to:

The range for these positions is $7.00 to $10.50 per hour

Front Office Manager

The Concierge Department requires

Supervises the Front Office operation and ensures personnel are executing their duties in accordance to SRI SOP’s. Directs and coordinates the activities and daily functions of the Front Office department according to standards of Sandals Resorts International. Creatively and innovatively foster, mentor and develop team members. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum two years’ work experience in a similar or comparative position; • Computer literate with computer application and software i.e. Windows/Excel/Access/ Outlook. Ability to input and access information from a computer and to adapt to new computer technology; • Excellent Customer Service Skills; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.00 per hour

Supervisor

Reports to:

✓ ✓

Agent Supervisor

Reports to:

Concierge Manager

The Concierge Agent serves as the guest’s liaison for hotel services. Functions are an extension of the front desk with emphasis on the personalized services. Assist the guests in inquiries concerning the hotel or off-premises attractions, facilities, services or activities. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Associates Degree preferred; • Minimum two years’ work experience in a similar or comparative position’ • Computer literate with computer application and software i.e. Windows/Excel/Access/ Outlook. Ability to input and access information from a computer and to adapt to new computer technology. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The Housekeeping Department requires: ✓

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Three (3) years in a similar position. • Checks the proper operation of the dish machine/cleaning equipment daily & follows up with Engineering to correct all maintenance issues; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The Front Office Department requires: ✓

Stewarding Manager

The range for these positions is $6.50 to $13.00 per hour

Executive Housekeeper

The Butler Department requires:

Assist the Executive Housekeeper in monitoring the day to day operations of the housekeeping Department, thus ensuring the satisfaction of the guests.

Butler

Reports to: Butler Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum of 3 years supervisory housekeeping experience in a first class resort; • Knowledge of chemicals and other cleaning agents and there usage;

Is responsible for all aspects of guest care during stay, assisting in all areas of hotel and continual improvement of skills through training and practice; is instrumental to achieve our goal in providing the highest professional standards in Butler Service to our guests and thus exceeding the guest expectation. Standard Specifications:

The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Qualifications and Experience: Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. • Holder of a certification from the Guild of Professional English Butlers. • •

The Dining Room Department requires: ✓ Reports to:

Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. No allergies to seafood

This position is currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Supervisor Restaurant Manager

Is responsible to assist with the coordination, planning, organizing and control the activities of the entire operation. Ensure the highest level of service is provided to our customer through on the job training with corrective and reinforcement coaching being used to ensure Dining Room standards are maintained and simultaneously motivating your staff to perform to their optimum. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • College or University Degree (Hospitality Management,) and/ or equivalent • experience; • Three years minimal supervisory experience in fine dining restaurants and ability to maintain the highest level of standards; • Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

✓ Reports to:

Junior Butler (formally Room Service Server/Waiter) Butler Manager

Under the guidance and supervision of the Butler Manager within the scope of established Sandals Resort & Spa policies, the Junior Butler (formally Room Service Server/Waiter) will ensure that all aspects the room service orders and general delivers operations are performed accordingly. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Passed the on the job training certification for Butler and activing pursuing final accreditation • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to seafood The Junior Butler position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn

The Labour Commissioner Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018

The Human Resources Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road


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CBMS Ltd 131 South Dock Road Providenciales Is seeking to fill the position of Payroll Clerk - Salary starts at $12.50per hour - 5 Years Accounanting experience. - 5 Years Of experience in Quickbooks. - Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word and Excel. - Skilled in Data Entry etc This position is currently not held by anyone Please contact 331-0221 or 941-3400

OSPREY BEACH HOTEL Is seeking (1) Domestic worker & (1) Waitress To work 6 days a week For $6.25 per hour Please contact: 946-2666

TJ’S CONSTRUCTION

Seeks to employ a Mason In Grand Turk At a Salary of $350.00 per week Please Contact TEREZE AT TEL NO, 245-4888

SAMMY’S CONSTRUCTION

In Grand Turk Needs a Carpenter To work 6 days per week Salary $15.00 per hour Please Contact: 243-2928

Almada Verneice Wilson

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KAMALA ROBERTS

APRIL 7TH, 2018 – APRIL 14TH, 2018

MBA CONSTRUCTION

SEEKS

Christopher Parsons Is seeking a Caretaker Must be able to work fulltime, holidays and weekends Must have a medical background Monthly Salary is $2,000.00 Please Contact: 331-1057 #681493

Seeks to employ a Labourer IN GRAND TURK At a salary of $300.00 Per Week Please Contact Kamala Roberts at telephone no. 441-4050

1 Gardiner - $7.00 5 Tile man - $8.00 per hour 2 Carpenters - $10.00 per hour 1 Labourer - $7.00 per hour To work 6 days per week

Ward’s Consultancy

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED

Mango’s Bar & Restaurant

To work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Duties: House Cleaning, Laundry etc. Salary: $500.00 Monthly Contact: Wanda Ariza 232-1738

In Grand Turk Seeks to employ a Bartender To work Monday – Saturday Salary is Minimum wage Please Contact: 243-0483

PhysioLogic Physical Therapy

Absolut Construction

Acting on behalf of our clients Kalooki’s, Insight LTD

Please Contact 242-3450

#681499

Needs a Labourer In Salt Cay To work 5 to 6 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact 232-2040

Is seeking A Cleaner - $6.50 per hour A Cook - $7.00 per hour A Griller - $ 7.00 per hour A Server - $6.50 per hour A Kitchen Helper - $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 345-7212

Help Wanted

TJ’S CONSTRUCTION

Labourers Needed to work six days a week Salary: $6.50 per hour Interested persons may contact Executive Tours Ltd. 941-7974 Belongers only need apply

Seeks to employ a Is looking for a Construction Site Rehabilitative and Sport Massage Therapist Supervisor With experience IN GRAND TURK working in a At a salary of chiropractic or physical $800.00 Per Week rehab center Salary will Please Contact commensurate with Tereze at experience telephone Contact Fraser Dods at no. 245-4888 Contact (649) 941-4879.

Is seeking a Mason To work 6 days per week Starting Salary: $8.00 per hour Please Contact: 242-2610 #681491


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CARIBBEAN NEWS

NEWS NEWS

Opposition party wants Governor General to give election date in Barbados

The Barbados Labour Party met following the February 21, 2013 concerns on the fact that “Freundel have been giving expressions to their (BLP) is calling on Governor General general election, which the Democratic Stuart has already created history by surprise . . . . We have 90 days in Dame Sandra Mason to step in and Labour Party (DLP), led by Stuart, not calling elections when it was due”. which to have a general election in name an election date in order to avert won by 16 seats to 14, guaranteeing “He is taunting the people of Barbados this country. According to Section 36 of a potential constitutional crisis. the DLP a second straight term. to a constitutional crisis. He is also the Representation Of The People Act, Barbados Today reported The Constitution allows an creating problems for the Governor there has to be an accommodation date that BLP Chairman George Payne additional 90 days before an election General who he has just appointed,” he and not fewer than 14 or not more than is contending that Prime Minister is called, and Stuart, who continues to said. 21 days there has to be a polling date. I Freundel Stuart is prone to inaction, hold the election date close to his chest, Noting that BLP leader Mia can assure you that all of that is going therefore it was unlikely that he would has indicated his intention to go down Mottley had said earlier that Barbados to happen. ring the bell anytime soon. to the wire. would have a new Government by June “I am a lawyer of 34 years’ Therefore, Payne said, it was However, Payne made it clear 3, Payne said: “This Prime Minister experience, I am one of Her Majesty’s up to Dame Sandra to act in order to he did not trust the Prime Minister, and does nothing and you got to hold your counsel, I sit on her Majesty’s Privy protect the country’s integrity. he suggested that Stuart might allow horses because you don’t know what Council in London and therefore I have “You are dealing with a man the time to lapse, placing the Governor this Prime Minister is up to. I would no vested interest to not subscribing to who does not make any decisions. General in a difficult situation. not put it past Freundel Stuart to do the rule of law . . . .“But the fortune [Therefore] the Governor General “If he had dissolved Parliament nothing up to the 6th of June . . . . The tellers, the obeah men, practitioners also has a responsibility, taking into when he had the right to do so he could man’s legacy is do nothing. There is of political witchcraft have all been consideration the state of affairs of have told her when to issue the writ. nothing in the Constitution, according having a field day trying to say when this country at this particular point But this is [now] strictly in the domain to him, that he should do something by election can be and cannot be, and so in time,” he told the formal opening of the Governor General. The GG has the 6th of June.” on. Let me assure you, members of the of a constituency office for fellow BLP a responsibility at this point in time Stuart has assured that he Democratic Labour Party and people candidate Kirk Humphrey, who is to step in. Enough is enough,” Payne broke no laws in allowing Parliament of this country, we are going to have challenging Stuart for the St Michael insisted. to dissolve automatically, nor did he an election in Barbados in accordance South seat. “The Governor General has the intend to break any by the time he calls with the Constitution of Barbados “The Governor General has a absolute discretion of issuing the writs the election. within the 90-day period prescribed by responsibility at this time as I speak to for election. At this particular point in Addressing a recent DLP the Constitution,” he insisted then. issue the writ for the elections. If she time [Stuart] could scotch back and say, meeting at The Lester Vaughan School According to the Constitution, fails to do that she would be failing in ‘it is not my fault, it is the Governor in Cane Garden, St Michael, the Prime “after every dissolution of Parliament her duty,” Payne stressed. General. The Governor General is the Minister said the poll would be held the Governor General shall issue writs For the first time in Barbados’ person who is supposed to call the within the constitutionally prescribed for a general election” within 90 days parliamentary history, the House election and the Governor General has period. from that dissolution. However, it does was allowed to dissolve automatically refused,’” the BLP chairman said. “I did not dissolve it not give a timeline by which to call the on March 6, five years after it first Payne said he based his deliberately. And of course the experts election within the 90 days.

No love for Buju in Trinidad and Tobago The concert is 13 months dem haffi dead,”spoke of death away but already the LGBT being the reasonable penalty for community in this country homosexuality. is expressing its displeasure The song though still with Reggae singer and one quite popular in the Caribbean of dancehall’s stalwarts, Buju cannot be played on Jamaican Banton’s schedule visit to T&T in frequencies. It has remained 2019. It has resolved there should controversial over the 27 years be no promoting of artistes who since its release. And is an offence promote violence against against in countries like Canada, the LGBT people. In the past some of US, UK and other countries in Banton’s lyrics spoke directly and Europe where LGBT people have violently against homosexuality. gained some acceptance and legal When asked to confirm if protections. this displeasure was true, Colin Upon his release from Robinson, director of the Coalition prison in December of this year, Advocating for Inclusion of Banton is carded to make his first Sexual Orientation (CAISO), said, Buju Banton ‘freedom’ appearance in T&T at a “Why wouldn’t LGBT people be past, some by the state itself. concert date set for April 22, 2019. concerned about Buju performing “Rayad Mohammed was charged The ‘Wanna Be Loved’ here? If there are folks marching for saying the things Buju sings singer’s nine-year sentence for at Parliament and the Hall of about the Prime Minister’s drug trafficking in 2009 will end Justice every Friday who don’t family, Mavado was banned on December 8, 2018. During want to share our country with for his violent lyrics, the Equal these nine years at the McRae us, why would it be a surprise Opportunity Commission is not Correctional Facility in Georgia, that LGBT people aren’t happy to afraid to take a hate speech case, Banton obtained a Master’s share our country with Jamaican he says, whether it comes from a degree in music. homophobes?” teacher or a musician.” The grammy-award At the same time He said artistes like winning singer and songwriter’s Robinson cleared up any concerns Banton should use their influence marketing team led by Jodian of a grand plan being circulated to promote upliftment, peace and Ebanks told the Jamaican on social media, to stop the artiste love and should make meaningful Observer during a press from performing in T&T. He says, donations to causes that fight for conference held on March 25 “CAISO isn’t part of any local the rights of people regardless of aboard the Love Harmony Cruise, plans, if they exist. The visit is the category. the artiste was excited about 13 months away. We have enough Banton born Mark getting back on the road and to work to do here and now. And I Anthony Myrie would have performing. She explained T&T have no idea if Buju will still be expressed his views on the topic was chosen for his first place the person he was when he gets of homosexuality in his 1993 of concert only after colliding out of jail.” smash dancehall hit titled ‘Boom schedules with Jamaican artistes Robinson noted T&T bye bye.’ The chorus, “Boom bye originally billed for Banton’s has had robust responses to bye inna batty bwoy head, rude release concert in Jamaica didn’t irresponsible hate speech in the bwoy no promote no nasty man allow for it to go as planned.

$15m approved for housing programme Residents living in severely damaged homes may get some help from a programme for which government lawmakers just earmarked $15 million. On Tuesday evening, House of Assembly members unanimously voted to withdraw that sum from the Reserve Fund and put it towards the “Housing Recovery Assistance Programme.” “This is an important step that we are taking here to help to secure the lives of so many people of the BVI who’ve been affected by the hurricanes Irma and Maria by destruction to their houses,” Premier Dr. Orlando Smith said, adding, “In many of the statements I’ve made and other members have made, it’s been said that at least 70 percent of the housing stock has been affected, some very seriously. Many losing their roofs.” Damage was especially prevalent in Huntums Ghut and Long Look, the premier added. Lawmakers also approved a $5 million withdrawal from the Reserve Fund to assist law enforcement and border protection agencies in the territory. “It is important for this country to remain stable, to remain as crime free as it used to be and we expect it to be,” Dr. Smith said. Part of that funding will go towards more scanners and searches at ports of entry; CCTV cameras; digital radios for several agencies; and Tasers for police officers on patrol, as well as increasing customs and police marine capability, Governor Gus Jaspert said at a press conference last month.


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CARIBBEAN NEWS Guyanese men arrested at JFK for smuggling birds in hair curlers

The finches smuggled in socks and hair curlers Two Guyanese nationals have been arrested after attempting to smuggle birds from Guyana in hair curlers into the United States. The police report that the men were arrested yesterday at John F Kennedy International Airport and charged with illegally smuggling finches. SThe 26 birds were found stuffed in the curlers and placed in their socks. The men have been identified as Victor Benjamin, 72, of Brooklyn and Insaf Ali, 57, of the Bronx. “My investigation has revealed that individuals keep finches to enter them in singing contests,” said Gabriel Harper of the US Fish and Wildlife Service in a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York. In such contests, often conducted in public areas like parks, two finches sing and a judge selects the bird determined to have the best voice. According to Harper, those who attend the singing contests wager on the birds and the winning finch can sell for US$5,000 or more. “Although certain species of finch are available in the United States, species from Guyana are believed to sing better and are therefore more highly sought after,” Harper said in the complaint. “An individual willing to smuggle finches into the United States from Guyana can earn a large profit by selling these birds in the New York area,” the complaint added. Benjamin and Ali were released on a US$20,000 bond. They did not enter a plea. If convicted they face up to 20 years in prison.

CIBC leaving the Caribbean, but FCIB staying The parent company of FirstCaribbean for growth and After Barclays First Caribbean International to continue to serve our clients,” announced in 2006 that it would Bank (FCIB) is pulling out of she added. quit the Caribbean venture Barbados and the rest of the She explained that completely, CIBC gained region. even though CIBC, a Toronto- majority-control, and announced Canadian Imperial Bank headquartered financial entity, is five years later, in June 2011, of Commerce (CIBC), which on a respected name in the market, that the bank would be renamed October 14, 2002 joined with the it is not critical to FCIB’s brand CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank “to be London-based Barclays Bank presence over the long run. more closely aligned to the CIBC PLC and combined their retail, The bank spokesperson brand, while still maintaining corporate and offshore Caribbean insisted FCIB had been the FirstCaribbean name and banking business to launch CIBC operating with “great success” as local identity”. FirstCaribbean, has now decided an independent publicly-floated “The addition of CIBC to sell its 91.5 per cent shares in bank in the Caribbean, and to the FirstCaribbean brand the regional operations on the would continue to do so. emphasizes CIBC’s long-term North American market. “In the event that commitment to the Caribbean But while confirming the FCIB proceeds with the listing region, our employees and our move, Debra King, the director of [of CIBC’s shares on the clients. Our clients and our corporate communications with New York Stock Exchange], employees across the Caribbean the Barbados-based subsidiary, CIBC’s intention would be to will continue to benefit from the said FCIB was staying put. subsequently reduce its stake long-term investment that CIBC “FirstCaribbean will in FCIB as it makes sense to is making in the Caribbean – a remain the strong entity which do so. CIBC’s growth efforts are history that dates back to our it is today in the Caribbean, focused on reinforcing its North first branches opened in 1920,” it committed to serving our clients American platform. The IPO says on the FCIB website. in the region. We have a strong [initial public offer] of FCIB will However, the bank management team in place that allow CIBC to reallocate capital has since said it has filed a is capable of taking this business and senior management focus to registration statement with the forward and delivering on our areas of growth for them,” King United States Securities and strategy of growing the bank,” stated. Exchange Commission relating King said. CIBC FirstCaribbean to the proposed initial public “This is an excellent is the largest regionally-listed offering in the US of FCIB’s opportunity for our business bank in the English and Dutch- common shares. and we are looking to the future speaking Caribbean. It has The number of shares to with great anticipation. It is a over 2,700 staff, 58 branches, be offered and the price range for validation of all the hard work 22 banking centres, and seven the proposed offering have yet to our team has done to position offices in 17 regional markets. be disclosed.

No private beaches in Barbados There are no private complete disrespect” that the beaches in Barbados. hotelier had shown after he General Manager of evicted two vendors earlier the National Conservation this month. Commission (NCC) Keith “This is not just Neblett has sought to make about this beach, this is about this clear, while emphasizing protecting what is Barbadian that Barbadians still have heritage, what is ours and I total access to the beaches want to send this message to across the island. Doyle, he is a little Canadian General Manager of boy in my book,” Gabby said. the National Conservation “He disrespected not Commission Keith Neblett only me, but he disrespected has assured that there are no this country because look private beaches in Barbados. what he did to our vendors. He His comments come locked up the stuff they had to against the backdrop of an work with. What arrogance is ongoing dispute between that? If we went and took his Crane Beach Hotel and beach stuff away, what would he say? vendors, which prompted . . . He wouldn’t like it and the Cultural Ambassador Anthony police would tell us we can’t Gabby Carter to lead a group do it,” Gabby added, while of protesters outside the St arguing that the National Philip resort last Saturday. Conservation Commission Act In light of the latest needed to be reviewed. dispute at Crane Beach, Similar concerns Cultural Ambassador Anthony were also recently expressed ‘Gabby’ Carter has called for in relation to the operations the National Conservation of the international luxury Commission Act to be reviewed. chain Sandals with Chairman Leading the protesters of the Barbados Marine Trust with his famous song, Jack, in (BMT) Lalu Hanuman telling which he prophetically warns Barbados TODAY he was that “that beach is mine”, the still not comfortable that the ambassador further cautioned access issue had been settled. the owner of Crane Resort Chairman of the Paul Doyle that Barbadians Barbados Marine Trust would not stand for “the Lalu Hanuman is still not

comfortable that the issue of beach access has been settled. “We have to be vigilant to protect the beaches, because private enterprise is trying constantly to take away the rights of the public to use the beaches,” he warned, adding that “what concerns me is that they [Sandals] put their tables right down to the water’s edge. “It is a public beach so it is impeding other people’s use of the beach,” the BMT spokesman stressed. However, in a clearthe-air interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, Neblett pointed out that “Under the NCC Act Cap 393, beach is defined as the land adjoining the foreshore of Barbados and extending not 33 metres beyond the landward limit of the foreshore.” He also pointed out that from “time to time” beaches got bigger and smaller based on the weather, resulting in changes to the high water mark. The NCC General Manager explained that once the high water mark was established, the NCC Act defined 100 feet from the high water mark as beach.

establish that clear area of what is beach. After that is established, there would be no doubt for any person who wants to use the beach at the Crane or any other beach . . . . as to what the public has access to,” he stated. He further noted that the NCC’s function was to control, maintain and develop the public parks, public gardens and beaches of Barbados. In doing so, the general manager explained, the NCC also issued licences to vendors for a range of activities, such as selling clothing and jewellery and arts and craft, and offering hair General Manager of the National braiding, water sports, beach Conservation Commission (NCC) chair and umbrella rentals. Keith Neblett “Over the years, the However, he noted Commission has identified that over the years, some specific areas on the beach beaches, including the Crane, where the vendors can ply which was once recognized for their trade . . . . You will being one of the widest beaches find instances where there in the world, had narrowed. is clothing and hair braiding, As a result, Neblett we have had vendors placed indicated, the NCC was directly in front of hotels,” currently in the process of re- Neblett said. establishing what was a public He noted that several beach. hotels had also built kiosks “We are going to at their establishments and get the chief surveyor from at their own expense for the the Ministry of Housing and betterment of vendors plying Lands in a week’s time to their trade.


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Building Back a Better Caribbean

Turning ideas to action fueled the Clinton Foundation’s CGI Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery conference on the Caribbean held at UM. A cross-section of 350 representatives from government, private sector, nonprofit, and civil organizations gathered at the University of Miami to explore partnerships to “build back a better” Caribbean region devastated by two horrific hurricanes last year. The upcoming storm season, just two months off the horizon, is predicted to be more intense. “The Caribbean region has many treasures, yet it’s one of the most vulnerable in terms of climate change. This is worth our saving,” former President Bill Clinton, who founded the Clinton Foundation in 2005 to facilitate partnerships capable of addressing large-

scale global issues, told the audience at the April 3 meeting. “This is a long-term engagement model, and these are real people and real stories,” he said. “I want all of you to believe that you can make a difference.” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, whose dramatic Facebook posts—“my roof is gone, my house is flooding, I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane”—went viral as Hurricane Maria raged on the island nation, shared his insights in the “Partnering to Jumpstart Action” opening session. Skerrit urged that rebuilding efforts in the Caribbean embrace two foundational premises—that climate change is real and that resilient systems be built. “If this can be done,” the prime minister said, “then the Caribbean can really lead

the world in a whole other John A. Quelch, conference, and their scope direction.” dean of the University of ranged from an American Kenneth Mapp, governor Miami Business School, who Federation of Teachers of the U.S. Virgin Islands, attended the event, noted partnership to send 24 nurses echoed the premise. “I live that the Business School is to the U.S. Virgin Islands to climate change,” he said. “My launching a Latin America conduct health screenings beaches are being eroded.” and Caribbean Initiative. to the creation of Climate University of Miami “We take seriously our Resilience Agency of Dominica President Julio Frenk, in responsibility to support (CREAD), a $600-million welcoming the conference higher education and initiative between Dominica attendees, said that “disaster entrepreneurship resiliency and partners to build the first knows no borders” and cited in the Caribbean region,” he climate resilient nation in the the University’s efforts to aid said. world. its Caribbean neighbors by Executive sessions Carmen Yulín Cruz, delivering medical supplies focused on developing mayor of San Juan, Puerto and expertise to impacted systems and solutions to Rico, cited the immense areas, and accommodating redesign the devastated devastation and despair that faculty and students from the infrastructures and continues to plague the U.S. region to study at UM. economies of the region, such territory and called for a “Like the Clinton as (Re)building Affordable, “power transformation.” Foundation, the University Resilient, High-Quality “Electricity is the is committed to developing Housing; Addressing Trauma great equalizer, it’s like strategies for preparedness and Increasing Psychosocial the veins that run through for disaster,” said Frenk, Resiliency; Powering Up After everything,” the mayor adding “as a hemispheric the Storms and the Future of said. She called for new university, we’re leading the the Energy Grid; Supporting technologies to create microway in directing our research Small Business Recovery and energy grids throughout the community to understand the Resilience, among others. island and urged attendees social and economic impacts” Several new projects to remember that the lives of of disasters. were announced at the real people are in the balance.

Pay your dues, Inniss tells CARICOM governments Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss has delivered a stern rebuke to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders who have not been paying dues to regional organizations, arguing that they were playing fast and loose with the sustainability these vital entities. Delivering the feature address at the 32nd meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) at Accra Beach Hotel this morning, Inniss did not mince words, stating that many of those who had been delinquent were often the ones who demanded the most from the very organizations. “I have been a Cabinet minister for ten years and I have attended many CARICOM meetings and have been involved in some of the most robust debates with other territories only to find out later that the ones keeping the most noise have not paid their dues,” Inniss said. The minister further accused delinquent member states of having misplaced priorities, complaining that some could be seen spending lavishly on international trips, which sometimes amounted to

more than what was owed to find the money to pay dues to the regional institutions. extra-regional bodies and to “I have also travelled go to meetings – half of which extensively outside to sometimes are not necessary meetings and I have to be – but yet we find all reasons frank. Sometimes you see why we can’t pay $5,000 to cabinet ministers and public regional organizations. That officers from delinquent must come to can end. I don’t islands, sometimes the fees know if anyone is offended but that they owe is sometimes no apologies from me, just pay as low as US$5,000 per year, your bills.” but yet they fill the front of Inniss also urged the the aircraft with officers at a directors of the Barbadosrate of almost US$7,000 per headquartered CROSQ, which seat, then you add to that he said was among the regional accommodation cost and per bodies owed by member states, diems and I say to myself that to find innovative ways to get we got wrong priorities,” he the private sector to contribute stressed. more to the regional quality Inniss warned this standards body, as a means of trend was simply untenable making up for any shortfalls. as it would be difficult for “You must get the the regional organizations to private sector fully on board function effectively without because they are the ones who the necessary financial benefit the most from your resources. work and I am very concerned “I hope many of you that the private sector in the take this message back to region is not being asked to your ministers and finance pull their weight when it comes ministers or whoever, the to giving financial and other region cannot move forward if support to the work of CROSQ the institutions that we have and other standards bodies. It established are not adequately certainly can be done without financed by member states compromising the integrity of and it must start with member your work. This is necessary states paying their dues,” he now as more and governments advised. seem challenged to pay their “We are making too dues,” the minister stressed. many excuses because we can

Plastic bag ban takes first step in the Bahamas Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira received the green light from Cabinet to put his plan to ban plastic bags in the Bahamas by 2020 into action. Mr Ferreira confirmed a newly formed task-force met yesterday to plot the way forward with the first phase largely comprised of public consultation. “I think this is a great

move for the Bahamas,” said environmental officer Kendra Ferguson, part of the task force inclusive of environment and industry stakeholders. “Especially the tourism sector, but in the wake of many issues we’ve been having with the landfill, this is the first step for implementing a waste management strategy. I’m so proud to be a part of this as a

young Bahamian.” In January, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold confirmed Mr Ferreira was set to make a presentation to Cabinet on the issue of banning plastic bags. The Free National Movement vowed a “FNM government will phase out the use of plastic bags by 2020” in its election campaign manifesto.

Barbados to start exploration for petroleum resources offshore next year

Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce Barbados will begin exploration for potential offshore petroleum resources next year, Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, has said. Boyce, speaking at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration in Trinidad and Tobago last week, said that Barbados had successfully negotiated exploration licences for two blocks with the Australian-based BHP Billiton and had awarded another block to the Spanish-based Repsol. “BHP Billiton is now in the final stages of the EIA (Energy Information Administration) process, and once complete, we expect exploration to begin within the next year.” Boyce, noting that Barbados had a substantial offshore petroleum acreage comprising more than 70 000 square kilometres, said that going forward, it was the intention of the Energy Division to continue to market the island’s offshore acreage internationally, with the hope of generating more investment and exploration opportunities. He said in consideration of the industry’s renewed interest in offshore deep-water exploration, particularly within the Caribbean region, it was Barbados’ intention to restart its licensing efforts within the next year. He gave the assurance that as a tourist oriented country, great care was being taken in the pursuit of this initiative, in order to ensure the preservation and protection of the coastal and marine environment. “We have established a robust regulatory regime in terms of our offshore petroleum legislation and will continue to ensure that we learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions, and explore opportunities for developing stronger partnerships with our regional counterparts,” Boyce said. He said it was therefore necessary to strengthen collaboration with both the established and emerging offshore oil and gas jurisdictions within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), describing this as a critical step in charting a successful energy future.


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Brazil’s top court rules that ex-president Lula can be jailed

Brazil’s Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a vote that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country. The pivotal vote was cast by Justice Rosa Weber against Lula’s request to avoid jail and begin serving his 12-year sentence for accepting bribes. Weber was seen as the only swing vote and her decision sealed Lula’s fate. He may be jailed within a week. Lula is still Brazil’s most popular politician, despite his conviction and six separate pending corruption trials. He is the front-runner in all opinion polls for the presidential election in October, but his conviction will likely bar him from running. The decision against Lula is a serious blow to the political survival of Brazil’s first working-class president whose career from a factory shop floor to high office is sinking in the corruption scandals that have rocked the political establishment and especially his Workers Party, which held power from 2003 until mid-2016.

Brazilian society remains deeply divided after Lula’s successor, President Dilma Rousseff, was impeached and removed from office amid a corruption scandal and economic crisis. Lula’s conviction was upheld on a first appeal. Under Brazilian electoral law, a candidate is forbidden from running for elected office for eight years after being found guilty of a crime. Some exemptions have been made in the past, and the ultimate decision in Lula’s case would be made by the top electoral court if and when Lula officially files to be a candidate. Lower court judges, the country’s top prosecutor and business groups urged the court to abide by its own 2016 ruling that defendants can be jailed if a conviction is upheld on a first appeal, as Lula’s was earlier this year. Before that ruling, appeals in Brazil’s complex and badly backlogged legal system could stretched out for several years, guaranteeing impunity for those rich enough to afford lawyers who could launch countless technical appeals. Tensions increased on Tuesday

when the commander of Brazil’s army weighed in with tweets calling on the court to stand guard against impunity. That rattled nerves across Brazil, which endured a 1964-85 military dictatorships and has a long history of coups interrupting democratic regimes. General Eduardo Villas Boas wrote that the army along with “all good citizens, repudiates impunity and respects the Constitution, social peace and democracy.” Villas Boas wrote that the army would stick to its constitutional role. But retired officers have warned that the military would not take lightly to the Supreme Court, which has rejected nearly all similar appeals in the past two years, ruling that Lula could remain free on appeal. Army reserve general Luiz Lessa told the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper on Tuesday the military would have to intervene if Lula was allowed to become a candidate in the election. The army said that was his personal opinion. Lula oversaw years of robust growth and falling inequality during a commodity boom and has said he wants to run again for the presidency

Americans reflect on Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy 50 years on A half century after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, visitors still flock to the Memphis, Tennessee, site where the civil rights leader was assassinated and say that while there has been progress in racial equality, more strides need to be made. “We still look like there is a shadow over us, still seems like something is holding us back,” Charles Wilson, a black man from Mississippi, said during a recent visit to the site. On April 4, 1968, King, 39, was shot on the balcony of the Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders, Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the Rose Garden of the White House, motel is now part of the National Washington, D.C., June 22, 1963 Civil Rights Museum, which deployed. the United States. includes Room 306, preserved as Wilson, the recent She deplored what she it was when King stayed there, National Civil Rights Museum called the rhetoric coming out of and vintage cars parked out front. visitor, and his son Charles Washington, calling it hateful and A Baptist pastor and civil Jr. were among those who mean. “I look at the government rights activist, King worked to contemplated King’s legacy and and it looks very white to me, and end legal segregation of blacks the status of civil rights in the then I think about the country in the United States. He gave his United States. and it doesn’t seem overly white famous “I Have a Dream” speech “I think that the changes to me,” Langfield said. at the August 1963 March on that people fought for as far For Hyungu Lee, of Washington, and won the Nobel as voting and et cetera, a lot of Tennessee, who visited the Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35 - the people don’t take advantage of it, museum with his family, King’s youngest man to have received and a lot of people gave their lives legacy is still alive. the award. for that right, they fought for it “Even though he is not Despite King’s advocacy and people now don’t appreciate here, I feel that his spirit is with of nonviolent resistance, the days it,” Wilson Jr said. us now, and because of him, our immediately following his death Nancy Langfield, a white human rights is getting better and were marked by rioting in several woman visiting from Missouri, better, so I feel really thankful,” American cities. Thousands of said politicians in Washington do Lee said. National Guard troops were not reflect the racial makeup of

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s in October. His supporters see the conviction as a ploy to stop him returning to power. The Workers Party said the Army commander’s comments widely reported by Brazilian media had brought undue pressure to bear on the Supreme Court to rule against him. Lula was found guilty in August and sentenced to 10 years in prison for accepting bribes worth 3.7 million reais ($1 million) from engineering firm OAS, the amount of money prosecutors said OAS spent refurbishing a beach apartment for Lula in return for his help winning contracts with state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (PETR4.SA).

No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion says he no longer feels any pain from his wounds. Ruben Enaje, 58, again portrayed Christ on Friday in the traditional religious rite in Cutud village, about 76 km (47 miles) from the capital Manila. “In the past, I went home injured and limping, but this year I feel so great,” Enaje said after the ritual held under a sweltering sun. He said he believed his strong Catholic faith helped him avoid pain. “I feel like he is telling me ‘go ahead, keep it up’,” he said, referring to God. Easter is a festival marking the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. About 80 percent of the 105 million people in the Philippines, a former Spanish colony, are Catholic. Enaje said he felt strong enough to perform in two or three more crucifixions, until he turns 60. Enaje was among three devotees nailed to wooden crosses in the village on Friday, including a woman taking part for the seventh time. Actors wearing Roman soldier costumes attached the devotees to crosses by hammering two-inch nails soaked in alcohol through their hands and feet and hoisted them up in a field packed with domestic and foreign tourists. The Catholic Church in the Philippines tolerates the ritual but says it does not support such gory displays of devotion, describing them as a “misinterpretation of faith”. Many Catholics in the Philippines perform religious acts of penance during the Holy Week at Easter as a form of worship and supplication. Some believe penance cleanses sins, cures illnesses and even leads to wishes coming true.


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Philippines temporarily closes popular holiday island to tourists due to pollution One of Philippines’ most popular tourist destinations will be off-limits to visitors in a few weeks. The entire island of Boracay will be closed to visitors from Apr. 26, so that it can receive a massive clean-up of dumped sewage and upgrades to its drainage systems, a spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Thursday. It will be shut for a maximum of six months. Duterte, who has been criticised for his stance on human rights, had previously described the island as a “cesspool,” and was concerned the island could be turned into a “fishpond or a sewer pool” if its environmental needs weren’t addressed. Boracay had 2 million visitors in 2017, a number that was described as moving toward the “alarming” by the country’s department of environment, as the island struggles with sustainable development and waste. The island is very much dependent on tourism. Up to 36,000 jobs ranging from hotel workers to street vendors could be lost in the shutdown, with authorities rejecting pleas by locals to consider a partial closure of the island. The president’s spokesperson argued that Boracay’s environmental rehabilitation has to be completed in total. “We were expecting some

Tourists pose for photos along a beach on Boracay island sort of compromise between a as a major, world-class tourist partial or total closure or at least destination,” Epimaco Densing, given more time to adjust to a assistant secretary of the closure, but I guess the president Philippines’ interior department, made up his mind and we’re taken told reporters. aback by it. We’re a bit depressed “Yet in fact we’re not right now in the industry,” Jose able to address the major issue Clemente III, president of that it is not in terms of public the Tourism Congress of the safety, public order, road systems Philippines, told ABS-CBN. and of course, the issue of “If given the opportunity, environmental degradation.” yes, we would like to present our Frederick Alegre, a case. The private sector did not secretary from the country’s have a face-to-face dialogue with tourism department, said his the president. We were doing department is still calculating it through the various agencies. the financial cost of the closure, Unfortunately, I guess this is the but stressed it was “being done result of the recommendations of to sustain and save Boracay.” those agencies.” He said the island is the first The island generates of several Filipino tourist 90 to 115 tonnes of garbage a destinations that will be looked day, but current infrastructure at. only allows for 30 tonnes to be Boracay’s closure comes removed. Authorities say they’ve after Thai authorities decided also discovered illegal, “hidden” last week to close Maya Bay, also pipes on the island used to for a period of six months, due dispose waste. to the impacts of tourism on the “Boracay island is seen beach’s environment.

Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip OK after hip surgery The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after undergoing a successful hip replacement operation Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said. The palace said Prince Philip is “progressing satisfactorily at this early stage” and is likely to spend several days at King Edward VII Hospital in London. He is said to be “comfortable and in good spirits.” Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks. Before he went into the hospital on Tuesday, he missed a number of family events, including an Easter church service with the queen and other members of the royal family. The British Orthopedic Association said Philip’s surgery was necessary because he was suffering from osteoarthritis. Ananda Nanu, the board’s president, said hip replacement patients need strong pain relief

after their operations. Most can be mobile 24 hours after surgery and increase their activity every day after that, he said. “At the age of 96, there are slightly greater risks, but he will be looked after by an extremely skilled team,” Nanu said of the prince. Philip was an avid sportsman for many years and saw active duty in the Royal Navy during World War II. He has supported many charities, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which he founded in 1956. The charity has been active in more than 100 countries and has helped thousands of young people. Philip announced his retirement from royal duties in May and curtailed most of his charity work although he still accompanies the queen on occasion. He has carried out some 22,000 solo royal engagements since Elizabeth became queen in 1952. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, wait for their car following the traditional Christmas Day church service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England Elizabeth, usually so guarded with her personal emotions, has publicly called him the rock that she depends on. Philip has suffered from heart disease and other ailments in recent years.

UK’s Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan invite 600 guests to wedding

Invitations for Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in Windsor Castle in May, are seen after they have been printed at the workshop of Barnard and Westwood in London, March 22, 2018. Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 600 guests to their wedding in May although who is on the list is not being revealed yet, his office said on Thursday. Kensington Palace said all those invited to the May 19 ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s home west of London, would also be invited to the lunchtime reception afterwards. Later in the evening, 200 guests will attend a private reception at nearby Frogmore House which will be hosted by Harry’s father, Charles, the Prince of Wales. The palace said the invitations, diestamped in gold with the edges beveled and gilded, had been sent out this week. However, it said no details of who had been invited would be released at this stage. “His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales requests the pleasure of the company of ... at the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms Meghan Markle,” the invitation reads. Men are instructed to wear “Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge suit” and women “Day Dress with hat”. About 1,900 people were invited to the lavish wedding of Harry’s elder brother William and wife Kate at London’s Westminster Abbey in 2011. Their guest list included celebrities such as singer Elton John, ex-soccer player David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria along with royalty from around the world and political figures, although not international heads of state. Some British newspapers have speculated that Harry might invite former U.S. President Barack Obama whom he interviewed for BBC radio at Christmas, but not current President Donald Trump. Royal biographer Claudia Joseph said Harry would not want to do anything that would have political repercussions that could cause embarrassment for the queen. “Harry adores his grandmother and is not going to want to upset her,” Joseph, author of “How to Dress Like a Princess”, told Reuters. “The last thing he’s going to want to do is spark World War Three.” She said the choices Harry and Markle had made so far indicated they would have a more personal wedding than William and Kate. “I think they want to do it their way,” she said. “I think it will be much less stuffy, much less pomp and circumstance, and much warmer and more natural.” The palace has already announced that more than 2,500 members of the public and figures from charities the couple support would be invited to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests, and to see them depart on a carriage procession around Windsor after the ceremony.


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78-Year-Old British Man Arrested For Fatally Stabbing Burglar

A British man, who was arrested Wednesday on the suspicion of stabbing a suspected burglar to death, received bail. Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, found two intruders inside his home in South Park, Hither Green, in London a little after midnight. One of the men, aged 38, was armed with a screwdriver, and forced Osborn-Brooks into his kitchen, while the accomplice went upstairs, the Telegraph 78yr old Richard Osborn-Brooks reported. In a statement Scotland hours of Wednesday. Clem Williams, 58, a Yard said: “At 00:45hrs on Authorities from Met’s martial arts instructor who has Wednesday, (7:45 p.m. EDT, Homicide and Major Crime lived on the road for 20 years said: Tuesday) 4 April, police were Command are still hunting for “My personal opinion is why were called by a homeowner to reports the second intruder, who fled the men at his house? The man of a burglary in progress at an from the scene before detectives has a right to defend his home. address in South Park Crescent, arrived. They should let him go.” Hither Green SE6, and a man “I could hear people Osborn-Brooks, who injured [sic]. … The 78-year-old moaning in the street and just sustained non-life-threatening resident found two males inside thought it was someone drunk. injuries on his arms, was initially the address. A struggle ensued I saw the body laid in the street arrested on suspicion of inflicting between one of the males and and another guy jump in a van grievous bodily harm before being the homeowner. The man, aged and leave,” Gordon Williams, a detained for possible murder. He 37, sustained a stab wound to the neighbor, said. “I leaned over him was bailed following pending upper body.” and tried to reassure him. There inquiries. The detectives believe a was a lot of blood.” DCI Simon Harding said: fight broke out soon between “one Other neighbors have “I would like to speak with anyone of the males and the homeowner,” spoken up in Osborn-Brooks’ who has information regarding and the 38-year-old burglar favor, saying he cannot be blamed the outstanding suspect from the ended up with deep stab wounds for what transpired inside his burglary, who is believed to be in his upper body. It has not been home. a white male; he may have told determined if the wounds were “A man should have someone what happened at the caused by the screwdriver the the right and be able to defend address. burglar was holding or another their home… We have done good “It is possible that he fled weapon. work on the watch including the scene in a vehicle, possibly a London Ambulance shutting down a brothel house white van, leaving the scene in Service arrived at the scene and and implementing metal gates the direction of Further Green found the burglar passed out on to stop people walking down Road. Did you see this vehicle? Further Green Road, near Osborn- the alley ways. We’re trying Do you know where it went after Brooks’ house. He was rushed to a to make it safer,” Sylbourne this? I ask anyone to contact our central London hospital where he Sydail, chairman of the local incident room as soon as possible,” died of his wounds in the early neighborhood watch group, said. he added, the Guardian reported.

Trump says he thinks he could have a good relationship with Putin U.S. President Donald Trump, standing alongside the leaders of three Baltic countries most concerned about the potential for aggression from Moscow, on Tuesday said he thought he could have a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump, at a news conference after meeting the presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, told reporters “it’s a real possibility that I could have a good relationship” with Putin, but acknowledged it was not a certainty. “Getting along with Russia is a good thing,” Trump said. “I think I could have a very good relationship with Russia and with President Putin, and if I did, that would be a great thing. And there’s also a great possibility that that won’t happen. Who knows?” Trump reiterated his belief that “nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have,” noting he has pushed for increased defense spending to bolster the U.S. military and has aggressively pushed energy production, enabling the United States to become an exporter in competition with Russia. “We’re essentially now energyindependent. We’re an exporter of energy. That is not a positive for Russia,” Trump told reporters. “We are going to have a military stronger than we’ve ever had before by far,” he added. “That’s not exactly a great thing for Russia.” Trump also said he had prodded NATO members to meet their defense spending commitments, generating “many billions of dollars” in additional military spending by NATO allies. He praised the three Baltic presidents for their countries’ commitment to meeting the NATO goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense this year. Estonia reached that goal in 2017, but Latvia and Lithuania were just shy of the mark at 1.75 percent and 1.73 percent, respectively, according to NATO figures issued last month. The Baltics leaders expressed confidence in Trump’s security commitments.

Video blogger who opened fire at YouTube was angry with company, police say An Iranian-born The shooting on woman who blogged about the corporate campus in surviving in a world filled California’s Silicon Valley with “injustice and diseases” came days after Aghdam had opened fire at YouTube’s a dispute with her family that California headquarters caused her to leave her San because she was angry at Diego home. On Monday, they a site she believed was reported her missing, police suppressing her videos, police said. said on Wednesday. Early the next day, In Persian and Mountain View police found English-language online Aghdam sleeping in her car postings, Nasim Najafi a few miles from Alphabet’s Aghdam, 39, had railed headquarters. She was “calm against the video-sharing and cooperative” with the site owned by Alphabet Inc’s officers she spoke with, made Google before wounding three no mention of YouTube and people and killing herself gave no indication she would on Tuesday at its offices in harm anyone, Mountain View San Bruno, just south of San police said. Francisco. The San Jose Mercury In an English- News quoted Aghdam’s father, language video posted to Ismail Aghdam, as saying he her YouTube account before told police that his daughter the channel was deleted on might go to YouTube’s Tuesday, Aghdam said, “I headquarters because am being discriminated. I am she hated the company being filtered on YouTube.” but Mountain view police “We know that she disputed that account. was upset with YouTube Police said officers ... that’s the motivation,” had twice spoken with the San Bruno Police Chief Ed family after finding her. In Barberini told reporters. an initial call, Aghdam’s “Whether that rises to the father said nothing about his level of terrorism hopefully daughter posing a threat but will be determined in the next then called back to say she couple of weeks.” had posted vegan videos to

YouTube and was angry about something that had been done to them, police said. “At no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence,” the statement said. Efforts to reach Aghdam’s relatives by phone were unsuccessful. However, Los Angeles television station KTLA and other media reported on Wednesday that Aghdam’s family in a statement expressed sorrow over the shooting and support for the victims. “Our family is in absolute shock and can’t make sense of what has happened yesterday,” the family said, according to KTLA. Aghdam entered the YouTube parking garage and walked to an open-air plaza, where she opened fire. But she was not able to walk into the building itself, YouTube said in a statement on Wednesday. YouTube is “revisiting this incident in detail” and will increase security at its offices worldwide, the company said. Aghdam did not appear to have targeted

Nasim Najafi Aghdam appears in a handout photo provided by the San Bruno Police Department, April 4, 2018 particular victims when she opened fire with a legally purchased Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handgun, the San Bruno police chief said. Aghdam had visited an area gun range that morning, police said. In some online posts before the attack, Aghdam spoke about herself in heroic terms for surviving in a hostile world. “I think I am doing a great job,” she wrote in

Persian on her Instagram account. “I have never fallen in love and have never got married. I have no physical and psychological diseases. But I live on a planet that is full of injustice and diseases.” In videos posted on her YouTube channels, which were taken down on Tuesday, Aghdam alternately bemoaned animal cruelty, promoted what appeared to be handmade jewelry and demonstrated exercise techniques. She offered few specifics about what she believed had been suppressed, other than to complain that her workout videos had been flagged as adults-only content. YouTube has long faced complaints about alleged censorship on its site, and says it attempts to balance its mission of fostering free speech while providing an appropriate and lawful environment for users. One of her three victims, a man in his 30s, remained in San Francisco General Hospital in serious condition on Wednesday, the hospital said. Two others were released Tuesday night, it said.


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We hire smiles!!!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Information Technology Department requires: ✓ ✓ The Administrative Department requires: ✓

Reports to:

Managing Director Requirements include but are not limited to: • Minimum 20 years previous General Manager experience • Experience with a 6 diamond hotel with excess of 700 rooms • Strong Food & Beverage, Rooms and Operational background • Administrative & Financial proficiency

The salary for the position listed above is negotiable The Food and Beverage Department requires:

Reports to:

Food and Beverage Manager Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

Managing Director

Plans and directs the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of the operation. Clearly describes, assigns and delegates responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, e.g., restaurants, banquets, etc. Develops, implements and monitor schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to achieve a profitable result. Applicants should satisfy the following criteria: • College or University Degree (Hospitality Management,) and or equivalent experience. • Demonstrate knowledge of an ability to manage Food & Beverage operation, obtained through hotel school, university and / or equivalent experience and apprenticeship training • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Manager in Food and Beverage The Director of Food and Beverage position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The Food and Beverage Manager and Assistant Food and Beverage Manager positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on island status (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. The salaries for the positions indicated above are negotiable and dependent on experience.

Reports to:

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Applicants should satisfy the following criteria: • Must demonstrate a high level of Integrity and professionalism. • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. • Must be able to prepare monthly reports to relevant team members, (i.e. General Manager, IT Regional Manager and Group IT Director). • Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve technical IT related problems. • Must be able to monitor and support hardware maintenance by performing repairs on site or engaging authorized external technicians. • Must be able to maintain and secure timely backups of data systems, ensure backup integrity by performing timely restore testing operations. • Must be able to maintain and perform Software upgrades and testing and advise in a timely manner of their success or failure. • Provide 24 hour on call support whenever this is required by the property. • Must be able to work on shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays whenever this is required by the property. • Must be able to work extended hours on short notice during critical or emergency situations. • Must be willing to relocate, if required to do so. Qualifications and Experience: • Undergraduate degree in an Information Technology related discipline or an Associate degree with IT certification (e.g. A+, MCSA, and MCSE). • A minimum of 2 years working in an IT business environment; would be an asset. Knowledge and Skills: The incumbent must be proficient and knowledgeable in the following areas: • Microsoft windows configuration, installation, maintenance, and support. • Computer PC hardware, software systems and programs • PC networks, installation and administration • Troubleshooting PC Network and Network computer Hardware • Computer viruses and security • E-mail, MS Office Suite and Web based programs. Additionally the following would be an asset in this position: • Experience with Database Administration, MS SQL 2008 and Virtual Environments. • Supporting and troubleshooting of VOIP telephony, TCP/IP and WIFI Networks

The Training Department requires: ✓

Assistant Training Manager Training Manager Applicants must satisfy the following criteria. A Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Training and Development or any other related discipline Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher) Preferred - minimum two years’ work experience in a leadership position (Human Resources / Training, Food & Beverage or Rooms Division) Experience in Adult learning theories and instructional methodologies An eye for detail, the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends)

This position is vacant and the individual will join other Assistant Managers already in place. Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time. The salary for this position ranges between $ 25,000.00 and $35,000.00

There is currently an Information Technology Manager with on island status however two are required. Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. The salary for this position ranges between $ 28,000.00 and $40,000.00
 The Accounts Department requires: ✓

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Standard Specifications:

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B. Specific Knowledge & Skills Required: Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook); Knowledge of company policies and procedures; General understanding of accounting practices and principles; Knowledge of financial and banking regulations; Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information; Knowledge of finance, budgeting, and cost control principles; In-depth knowledge of all accounting functions; Auditing skills Team leading abilities; Payroll management;

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Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum Bsc. Preferably in Hospitality from a recognized institution; • Minimum eight (8) years’ work experience in the Hotel Industry; • Experience managing in a 400 room or more hotel; • Experience managing a team of minimum 1000 employees; The Executive Assistant Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder and more than one is required. The Spa Department requires:

Reports to:

A. Qualifications and Experience: A minimum first degree in Finance or Economics Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in hospitality management in five star hotels containing 200 or more rooms CPA or CA with three years post qualification experience Previous experience as a Senior Audit Manager / Finance Manager/ Finance Controller is an advantage. Must be knowledgeable of computer skills, i.e. Windows XP, Stock Control System, MS Outlook and WinZip. Experience in managing diverse teams.

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Executive Assistant Manager(s)

The Executive Assistant Manager is responsible for the daily operation of a village and/ or departments, to improve and maintain a high quality of service. He/she is expected to give direction to all management and staff within the portfolio assigned and to ensure that this direction being in line with that of the company.

Financial Controller

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director The Financial Controller is primarily responsible to ensure viability and ultimately profitability. This is only achieved through managing of controls by implementing accountability over the company’s resources in a consistent, systematic and effective manner.

The Administration Department requires: ✓

Senior IT Manager and Director of Information Technology

The Information Technology Manager will be responsible to promote user awareness for the safe and secure management of all equipment and applications and be responsible for all I.T.-related problems, encompassing hardware, software, telecommunications and other infrastructure as assigned by the Department.

Reports to: Chairman

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Spa Manager Requirements include but are not limited to: • Experience in managing multiple spa retail outlets • Knowledge or certification in Dermalogica Brand an assist • Ability to sell services and product • Ability to meet targets and sales quotas

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Managing Director

Experience with automated accounting systems; Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial files; Bookkeeping skills that show high levels of attention to detail; Professional disposition; Analytical and problem solving skills; Effective written and verbal communication skills; Time and stress management skills; Have an ability to demonstrate sound work ethics.

The Spa Manager is responsible for the daily operation of all the spas, to improve and maintain a high quality of service. He/she is expected to give direction to all spa/gym staff within the portfolio assigned and to ensure that this direction being in line with that of the company.

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder however the position will become vacant. Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time.

The salary for the positions listed above is negotiable.

The salary for this position is dependent upon experience and qualifications and is negotiable.

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

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and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018

The Human Resources Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road


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Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

Facebook Inc said on important thing was to learn from Wednesday the personal information mistakes. of up to 87 million users, mostly in He said he was not aware of the United States, may have been any discussions on the Facebook board improperly shared with political about him stepping down, although consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up directors would face a challenge if they from a previous news media estimate wanted to oust him because Zuckerberg of more than 50 million. is the controlling shareholder. He said he had not fired anyone Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call over the scandal and did not plan to. with reporters that Facebook had not “I’m not looking to throw anyone else seen “any meaningful impact” on usage under the bus for mistakes that we or ad sales since the scandal, although made here,” he said. he added, “it’s not good” if people are Facebook first acknowledged last month that personal information unhappy with the company. Shares rose more than 3 about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica. percent after the bell. Zuckerberg told reporters that Zuckerberg will testify about the he accepted blame for the data leak, matter next Tuesday and Wednesday which has angered users, advertisers during two U.S. congressional hearings. and lawmakers, while also saying he London-based Cambridge was still the right person to head the Analytica, which has counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 company he founded. “When you’re building campaign among its clients, disputed something like Facebook that is Facebook’s estimate of affected users. unprecedented in the world, there On Wednesday it said on Twitter it are going to be things that you mess had received no more than 30 million up,” Zuckerberg said, adding that the records from a researcher it hired to

he said, and it might take two more years to fix Facebook’s problems. “We’re broadening our view of our responsibility,” Zuckerberg said. Most of the up to 87 million people whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica were in the United States, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post. Shares in Facebook closed down 0.6 percent on Wednesday to $155.10. They have tumbled more than 16 percent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and The previous estimate of CEO more than 50 million Facebook users affected by the data leak came from collect data about people on Facebook. Zuckerberg, on the call with two newspapers, the New York Times reporters, said Facebook should have and London’s Observer, based on their done more to audit and oversee third- investigations of Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg said Facebook party app developers like the one that came to the higher estimate by Cambridge Analytica hired in 2014. “Knowing what I know today, looking at the number of people who clearly we should have done more,” he had downloaded a personality quiz app created by Cambridge University said. Facebook was taking steps academic Aleksandr Kogan, or about to restrict which personal data is 270,000 people, and then adding in the available to third-party app developers, number of friends they had.

Apple plans to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own Apple Inc is planning used Intel chips in its to use its own chips in Mac computers since 2005, and computers beginning as early the computer chipmaker as 2020, replacing processors both declined to comment. from Intel Corp, Bloomberg Intel shares closed down 6.1 reported on Monday, citing percent at $48.92, while the people familiar with the tech-heavy Nasdaq ended matter. down 2.7 percent. Stifel analyst Kevin The initiative, code- named Kalamata, is still Cassidy said in a note he in early developmental believed the market was stages but is part of a bigger “over reacting” to the report strategy to make Apple’s on Apple’s plans and that family of devices work more Intel’s prospects remained similarly and seamlessly good. “We do not expect any together, according to the other PC manufacturers will consider designing its own report. Apple, which has CPUs,” he wrote in the note.

Other analysts said Apple would likely phase Intel’s chips out over time. “While it’s possible that Apple may replace Intel in some of its lowerend product lines, we think it will be difficult for Apple to completely replace Intel by 2020, especially on its higher-end offerings,” said Summit Insights group analyst Kinngai Chan. The Mac plays a small part in Apple’s overall financial picture, with sales of 19.2 million units last year and accounting for 11

percent of Apple’s $229.2 for its Mac lineup, it follows billion in revenue for fiscal years of increasing focus on designing its own chips for 2017. But while the laptop its devices. The company and desktop computer has been designing its own market has been in a years- iPhone processors since long slump amid the rise the release of the iPhone of smartphones and tablet 4 in 2010 and has steadily computers, Mac sales rose 4 increased the amount of chip percent in 2017. The growth work it handles itself. “We can push the came even as PC sales declined slightly to 259.5 envelope on innovation. We million units, the smallest have better control over drop since 2011, according to timing, over cost and over data from research firm IDC. quality,” Chief Financial While Apple’s Officer Luca Maestri said of reported move away from Apple’s chip efforts last year. Intel would be a major shift

Target settles claims it screened Blacks and Hispanics out of jobs Target Corp has agreed to review its policies for screening job applicants and pay $3.74 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its use of criminal background checks kept thousands of blacks and Hispanics from obtaining employment. The preliminary settlement filed on Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan requires a judge’s approval. It resolves claims that Target, which has performed background checks for employment in U.S. stores since 2001, “imported

the racial and ethnic disparities” in U.S. criminal justice system into its hiring, in part by disqualifying job applicants for convictions unrelated to the work they sought. The Minneapolis-based retailer was accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discriminating based on race, gender and other characteristics. Eligible blacks and Hispanics who were since May 2006 wrongly denied hourly and entry-level jobs such as cashiers, cart attendants, food service

workers and stockers will receive $1.2 million or “priority hiring.” Another $600,000 will fund nonprofits that help people with criminal histories reenter the workforce, while most of the remaining payout will cover legal and other fees, the settlement said. Target did not admit wrongdoing. Jenna Reck, a Target spokeswoman, said the retailer no longer asks for criminal histories in job applications, but still considers convictions “important” and gathers criminal background information late in the hiring

process. “We have a number of measures in place to ensure we’re fair and equitable in our hiring,” while “maintaining a safe and secure working and shopping environment for team members and guests,” she said. The plaintiffs included Carnella Times and Erving Smith, who are black and claimed they were denied stocker jobs after background checks uncovered past convictions, and The Fortune Society, which helps former prisoners reenter society.

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Monsanto misses profit estimates as corn disappoints Monsanto on Thursday reported weakerthan-expected earnings for a second straight quarter, saying its corn business dropped as U.S. farmers planted fewer acres this spring, while low crop prices continued to drag the sector. The world’s biggest seed company, in the process of being acquired by Germany’s Bayer AG, missed analysts’ quarterly profit estimates. Weakness in the corn business also was due to timing, as a cold spring in the United States delayed seed shipments, said Bernstein senior analyst Jonas Oxgaard. “It hasn’t been a normal spring, and because of that, I think we could see farmers trying to switch some of their corn acres to soybeans, because you plant soybeans a month later,” Oxgaard said. Sales in the corn seeds and traits business dropped 6.2 percent to $2.72 billion during the second quarter ended Feb. 28. Soybean business sales rose 6 percent to $912 million, Monsanto said. The results come the day after China slapped an aggressive 25 percent retaliatory tariff against U.S. soybeans, farm country’s most valuable export to China last year. Monsanto said demand has remained strong for its Intacta brand soybean seeds in South America, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the United States. It also reported better pricing of glyphosate, the key ingredient in its weed killer Roundup. Monsanto said it was “optimistic” the Bayer deal would close, and added that the companies have seen “solid progress.” Adoption of its latest commercialized biotech soybeans line continues to gain U.S. acreage, with farmers “on the way to planting nearly 50 million acres of dicamba-tolerant soy and cotton in 2018, nearly double last season’s acreage,” said Monsanto President Brett Begemann. If that happens, it would mean Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant seed traits would be on 48 percent of the total soybean and cotton acreage U.S. farmers expect to plant this spring, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts. The company said it expects the number will increase to 60 million acres in 2019. DEAL ON TRACK In March, Bayer won EU antitrust approval for its $62.5 billion bid to acquire Monsanto. Monsanto said it “continues to be confident” that U.S. and other needed regulatory approvals will be secured in the second quarter of this year. Net profit attributable to Monsanto rose to $1.46 billion, or $3.27 per share, from $1.37 billion, or $3.09 per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the St. Louis, Missouri-based company earned $3.22 per share, missing the average analyst estimate by 8 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net sales fell to $5.02 billion from $5.07 billion. Monsanto also said it is restarting U.S. farm trials of NemaStrike, a controversial chemical designed to be applied to crop seeds to protect corn, soybeans and cotton from worms that reduce yields. The company said protective measures can prevent farm workers from getting a skin rash that caused objections to the chemical.

Tech CEOs call for gun control following YouTube shooting SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several Silicon Valley leaders called for increased gun control on Tuesday afternoon after a woman at the headquarters of YouTube shot and wounded three people before taking her own life. Tech companies have largely avoided the topic of gun control in the United States, but they have previously pushed for progressive stances on other hottopic issues, ranging from climate change to same-sex marriage and comprehensive immigration reform. At least three major chief executives took up gun control after the shooting. “We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots,” tweeted Twitter Inc and Square Inc CEO Jack Dorsey. “It’s beyond time to evolve our policies.” Joining Dorsey were Uber Technologies Inc [UBER. UL] CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Box Inc CEO Aaron Levie, who respectively sent tweets on Tuesday saying #EndGunViolence and #NeverAgain, two Twitter hashtags commonly used by proponents of gun control. “On behalf of the team at @Uber, sending support to everyone @YouTube and @Google, and gratitude to the heroic first responders,” Khosrowshahi tweeted. “Another tragedy that should push us again to #EndGunViolence”

April 3, 2018 - Police officers are seen at Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, California Emergency calls to describe how horrible it was reporting gunfire in San Bruno, to have an active shooter @ California, at the headquarters YouTube today,” Wojcicki said. of Alphabet Inc’s YouTube “Our deepest gratitude to law began to pour in early Tuesday enforcement & first responders afternoon, according to the city for their rapid response. Our of San Bruno. Authorities have hearts go out to all those injured not released the identities of the & impacted today. We will come suspected shooter or the victims. together to heal as a family.” The tweets on Thursday Other tech leaders could be an indication that expressed sympathy for the Silicon Valley may soon weigh in employees of YouTube on social on the epidemic of mass killings media on Tuesday without by firearms in the United States. referencing gun control. Those “Incredibly sad to see included Apple Inc CEO Tim the YouTube shooting today,” Cook, Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Levie tweeted. “Our thoughts are Bezos, Salesforce.com Inc CEO with our Google friends and their Marc Benioff and Facebook Inc families. #NeverAgain” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sundar Pichai and Susan Sandberg. Wojcicki, the CEOs of Google “From everyone at Apple, and YouTube respectively, also we send our sympathy and issued statements on Tuesday support to the team at YouTube while avoiding the topic of gun and Google, especially the control. victims and their families,” Cook “There are no words said in a tweet.

Fiat Chrysler prepares to part with Magneti Marelli Fiat Chrysler said on Thursday its board had tasked management to proceed with spinning off Magneti Marelli and distributing shares in a new holding for 99-year old parts business to FCA investors. The spin-off is part of a plan by FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne to “purify” the Italian-American carmaker’s portfolio and to unlock value at Magneti Marelli, which sits Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, speaks at the North within FCA’s components unit American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan alongside robotics specialist position,” Marchionne added. often been touted as a takeover Comau and castings firm Teksid, Marchionne has a long target and FCA has fielded and which analysts say could be history of such moves. The interest from various rivals and worth between 3.6 and 5 billion 65-year-old was behind the spin- private equity firms over the euros ($4.4-6.1 billion). off and listing of trucks and years. “The separation will tractor maker CNH Industrial South Korea’s Samsung deliver value to FCA shareholders, and supercar brand Ferrari. Electronics made a bid approach while providing the operational The Magneti Marelli in 2016 but negotiations fell flexibility necessary for Magneti separation is expected to be through as it was only interested Marelli’s strategic growth in the completed by the end of this year in parts of the business, other coming years,” Marchionne said or early 2019, with shares in the sources have said. in a statement. company expected to be listed on The spin-off is subject Magneti Marelli, which the Milan stock exchange. to regulatory approvals, tax and employs around 43,000 people FCA’s advisers initially legal considerations and a final and operates in 19 countries, looked at a possible initial public approval by the FCA board. is a diversified components offering for the business to raise The carmaker may supplier specialized in lighting, cash to cut FCA’s debt, but the modify or call off the transaction powertrain and electronics and Agnelli family - FCA’s main at any time and for any reason, it its spin-off is part of a five-year shareholder - were put off by added. business plan FCA is due to low industry valuations and did Milan-listed shares in present on June 1. not want their stake in Magneti FCA were up 4.7 percent by 1034 “The spin-off will also Marelli to be diluted, three GMT, the top gainer in Italy’s allow FCA to further focus on its sources close to the matter told blue chip index which was up 1.8 core portfolio while at the same Reuters last month. percent. time improving its capital Magneti Marelli has


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TURKS & CAICOS SUN

APRIL 7TH, 2018 – APRIL 14TH, 2018

We hire smiles!!!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Spa Department requires: ✓ ✓

The Front Office Department requires: ✓

Reports to:

Reservationist

Reports to:

Spa Therapist Salon Technician Spa Manager

The Spa Therapist is responsible for the comfort of the guests of the spa while performing treatments. Direct all efforts toward guest satisfaction achievement of Spa standards, and profit maximization. As part of the Spa Team it is imperative to work harmoniously to achieve the highest standard of service.

Front Office Manager

Represents the company throughout the guest’s stay, ensures guest satisfaction by meeting and exceeding their expectations. To work closely with all department to ensure that Guests receive friendly, Standard Specifications: efficient service from the point of arrival until departure. To deliver the highest level of professional and Qualifications and Experience: • exemplary customer service to all guest. To conduct themselves with unquestioned integrity at all times Must have a valid License/Certificate in your field of expertise; while coordinating guest entire vacation experience through a seamless process. Ensuring the delivery of genuine service that enhances every vacation experience. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: The range for this position is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour plus commissions • High School graduate • Computer literate • ✓ Spa Attendant (Cleaner) Excellent Customer Service Skills ✓ Gym Attendant This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Reports to: Spa Manager Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. ✓

Under the guidance and supervision of the Spa Manager within the scope of established Sandals Resort policies, the Spa Attendant (Cleaner) will ensure that all aspects of Spa cleaning duties are performed accordingly

Bellman

Reports to:

Front Office Manager

Provide personalized guest services by providing luggage services between the lobby and guestroom. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

The Cost Control Department requires:

The Kitchen Department requires: ✓ ✓ ✓

Chef Cook Cook Grade 1,2 and 3

Cost Control Clerk

Reports to: Cost Control Manager The cost control clerk is responsible to maintain controls and reduce cost in any way possible to ensure the company’s viability by developing, revolutionizing, if necessary, all controls surrounding the company’s current, operating and fixed assets.

Reports to: Executive Chef

Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chef, and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: the kitchen operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company. • Computer Literate – solid knowledge of spreadsheet applications • Five (5) CXC/G.C.E. O’Levels including Mathematics and or Accounts, English Language and Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training; • Three to five years’ culinary experience hotel/resort. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. 
 
 The Concierge Department requires: ✓

Principles of Business. This position is currently held by Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The Stewarding Department requires: ✓

Steward/Labour

Reports to:

Storeroom Controller

Reports to: Concierge Manager The Storeroom Controller is responsible to maintain controls of the items stocked in concierge rooms.

Stewarding Manager

Under the guidance and supervision of the Stewarding Manager and Stewarding Supervisors within the scope of established Sandals Resort & Spa policies, the Steward will ensure that all aspects the stewarding operation are performed accordingly.

Standard Specifications: Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: Qualifications and Experience: • • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. Computer Literate – solid knowledge of spreadsheet applications • • No allergies to chemicals Five (5) CXC/G.C.E. O’Levels including Mathematics and or Accounts, English Language and • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. Principles of Business. • Physically fit and able to lift over 20 lbs. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should This position is currently held by Work Permit Holder. a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. ✓ Junior Concierge (formally Mini-Bar Stocker) The Bar Department requires: Reports to: Concierge Manager ✓ Bartender To maintain an effective and detailed control on the movement of beverage items/guest supplies, from ✓ Cocktail Server/ Pool and Beach Server ordering to placement in rooms. Maintains standards of quality and presentation and assists with guest services. To work closely with Concierge and Housekeeping to ensure that Guests receive friendly, Reports to: Bar/Beverage Manager efficient service from the point of arrival until departure in regards to stocking and restocking of rooms, assistance with luggage, location of amenities, delivery of WOWs, and TLC calls, to assist in the Have a full knowledge of mixology and the use of all bar equipment, glassware and ingredients. Concierge when needed. Maintain a clean and efficient bar. Have an excellent command of guest service information and consistently practice excellent service with a friendly smile. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: Standard Specifications: • High School diploma / certificate Qualifications and Experience: • Knowledgeable about inventory / accounting • Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred • Understand ordering and receiving processes • Physically fit • No food allergies The Junior Concierge position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions is $7.00 to $14.00 per hour

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn

The Labour Commissioner Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and

and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018

The Human Resources Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road


APRIL 7TH, 2018 – APRIL 14TH, 2018

Wilma Dietsche

CAICOS SEAFOOD/ LEWIS COX/ OCEAN AND BEACH RESORT

Is seeking to hire a Housekeeper. -Salary starts a $350.00 per week -Willing to work with kids -Must be able to work flexible hours This position is currently not held by anyone

Is looking for the following workers:

Please contact 331-6126

Plant Workers, Seafood Processors, Conch Peelers, Labourers, Bartender/Barmaid Chef/Cook Domestic Worker Pay is minimum wage Please contact: 242-4805

Bugaloos Conch Crawl

Claudemma Shop

Five Cays Providenciales

Is seeking to fill the positions of 2 Bartenders and 2 Waitresses Bartenders Salary starts at $8.00 per hour. Waitresses Salary starts at $6.50 - Split Sifts, hours are between 9am - 8pm - Professional and friendly. - Effective communication skills with guest and staff. - Basic math skills. - Great attention to detail. - Basic knowledge of beers, wines ...etc These positions are currently not held by anyone. Please Contact: 331-0221

TURKS & CAICOS SUN

Is seeking a Cleaner To work 6 days per week Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 347-2719

Arthur Pools & SPA Construction Co.

Is seeking to hire a Mason -Hours are 7am to 5pm To work - 6 days per week Salary- $10.00 an hour. This position is currently held by a non Belonger All interested persons please contact 331-0221

Darell Forbes of Sunset Cafe

In South Caicos Is looking for a Domestic Helper Please Contact: 342-0160

#681472

Turks and Caicos Airport Hotel Turks & Caicos Airport Hotel is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: preparing correspondence, photocopying, faxing, mail distribution, filing and such other clerical and secretarial tasks assigned by Turks and Caicos Airport Hotel. Responsibilities: •Provide general administrative and clerical support including preparing correspondence, mailing, scanning, faxing, copying and other clerical and secretarial related duties. •Create and modify various documents using Microsoft Office. •To maintain electronic and hard copy filing system. •Assist in resolving any administrative problems. •Complete errands on behalf of the Turks and Caicos Airport Hotel whenever necessary. •Telephone receptionist duties. Qualification: •High School Degree would be a plus. •2+ years of hand on administrative support experience. •Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook a must. •Knowledge or operating standard office equipment. •Excellent communication skills – written and verbal. •Ability to prioritize projects and strong problem solving skills. •Good research skills and attention to detail.

Salary will commensurate with experience.

Interested persons can call our Office at 946-4701 or 333-6695.

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Studio 90 Degrees Ltd

Anthony Forbes

Is hiring a Fitness Instructor •Minimum 80 Hours of Pilates teaching experience •Pilates certification through an accredited Pilates organization •Strong Communication skills, both written and verbal •Have a valid drivers license •Work flexible hours; days/nights/weekends and be available any time for mobile service •Have own cell phone •Have own computer and have the ability to work with online software, word, outlook, excel, and email. Please submit resume by email at info@Studio90Degrees.com

Seeks to employ an Assistant Photographer In Grand Turk At a salary of $300.00 Per Week Contact Anthony at tel. no. 331-8821

Delicious Dishes

Is looking for a Chef To work 6 days per week Salary $8.00 per hour Please Contact: 333-2550

#681492

#681490

PAPA J TOURS

In Grand Turk Is seeking an Auto Mechanic To maintain all company vehicle and must be experienced in working on Diesel engines. To work 5 days per week Salary is $15.00 per hour Please Contact # 649-231-0400

MAITRE D’ POSITION AVAILABLE Fine dining restaurant in Providenciales requires a qualified experienced Maitre D’. •Minimum 15 years restaurant floor experience with a minimum of 8 years in a Supervisory position. •Classic silver service training and experience a must with exemplary knowledge of world wines. •Must be familiar with RPE software. •Minimum 3 professional and personal references required. Pay $10.00 per hour plus gratuities. Must be willing to work 50+ hours per week including holiday’s and weekends, six days per week. Email resume’s to: magnoliaprovo@live.com POSITION OPEN TO BELONGER APPLICANTS ONLY

HS LTD.

HS LTD is seeking suitable applicants or the following part-time position:

KITCHEN HELPER •Assists with food preparation and cooking as assigned •Check deliveries, ensuring all have arrived and are correct and signing off invoices before the supplier leave •Washing up and cleaning of all section of the kitchen •Removes all garbage from kitchen, food storage area and restaurant. stocking and cleaning of food storage areas •Candidates must be willing to work holidays and weekends when required Wages starts at $7.00 per hour. Interested applicants should contact Veronica Rigby via email at ronnie@ habgroup.com or by fax 649-946-5191. Suitable applicants will be contacted by email or telephone to schedule an interview.Closing date for applications is April 23, 2018.


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APRIL 7TH, 2018 – APRIL 14TH, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMME OFFERING FOR 2018/2019 BACHELOR’S DEGREES 1. Four/Two Year Bachelor’s Degree in: o Social Work (Grand Turk Campus) 2. Four/Two Year Bachelor’s Degree in: Business Administration with concentration in: o Accounting o Finance & Management o Human Resource Management o Marketing 3. Two-Year Bachelor’s Degree in: o Information Technology o Management Information Systems 4. Four/Two-Year Bachelor’s Degree in: o Early Childhood Education (Both Campuses) o Primary Education (Both Campuses) 5. Four/Two-Year Bachelor’s Degree in: o Hospitality Management o Tourism Management and Entertainment ASSOCIATE DEGREES Two-Year Associate Degree in: o Environmental Science (Grand Turk Campus) o General Studies (Sciences) with concentration in any three of the following: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information Technology (Grand Turk Campus) o Marine Biology (Grand Turk Campus) o Clinical Nursing (Grand Turk Campus) o Criminal Justice (Grand Turk Campus) o General Studies (Humanities) with concentration in any three of the following: Economics, Govt. and Politics, Law, Sociology (Grand Turk) o Paralegal Studies (Grand Turk Campus) o Performing Arts (Music) (Grand Turk Campus) o Social Work (Grand Turk Campus) o Business Studies (Both Campuses) o Public Sector Management (Grand Turk Campus) o Computer Studies (Both Campuses) o Computer Electronics Engineering Technology (Grand Turk) o Electrical Engineering Technology (Grand Turk Campus) o Early Childhood Education (Both Campuses) o Primary Education (Both Campuses) o Secondary Education:  English/Social Studies  Math/Computers  Math/Business  Computer/Business  Music English/Math/Social St. (Both Campuses)  Math/Science (Grand Turk Campus only) o Automotive Engineering Technology (Grand Turk Campus) o Architectural Design and Building Technology (Both Campuses) o Culinary Arts (Provo Campus) o Tourism Management (Both Campuses) ADVANCED LEVEL GCE o Biology (Grand Turk Campus only) o Chemistry (Grand Turk Campus only) o Physics (Grand Turk Campus only) o Law (Grand Turk Campus only) o Psychology (Grand Turk Campus only) o Sociology (Grand Turk Campus only) o Accounting (Both Campuses) o Business (Both Campuses) o Economics (Both Campuses) o Computer Science (Both Campuses) o Information Technology (Both Campuses) o Mathematics (Both Campuses) CERTIFICATE COURSES One-Year Certificate Program in: o Business Studies (Both Campuses) o Construction, Carpentry and Joinery (Both Campuses) o Hospitality Studies (Both Campuses) o Computer Applications (Both Campuses) o Industrial Engineering Technology (Both Campuses) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES Two-Year Certificate (Both Campuses): Administrative Corporate Secretaryship Administrative Professional Secretaries Human Resource Management School Administration SHORT TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL PROGRAM Duration: 6 Weeks Accounting Information System, Business Communication (Theory & Practice) Cake Decorating Conversational Spanish Customer Service, Dining Room Management English as a Second Language Introduction to Building Services, Introduction to Estimation and Costing Mixology PRC Courses (TCI Studies and English) Restaurant Operation Team Building Duration: 60 contact hours AutoCAD,

Automotive Maintenance, Surveying Students may also access one semester courses of their choice from any Associate Degree programme and obtain credits. Applicants for the Associate Degree must satisfy the following minimum requirements: Five GCE or CXC subjects including English A and Mathematics at the General Proficiency Level with Grads I, II, and III or GCE Grades A, B, C. Students without CXC/GCE Mathematics and English must complete the College Foundation Math: MTH1110 and MTH1120, and ENG1111 and ENG1122 (at additional cost) For the Certificate Programmes, the minimum of three GCE or CXC subjects, one of which must be English at General Proficiency level 1, 11, & 111 or GCE Grades A, B, C. Students applying through the Mature Student Entry policy should be twenty one (21) years or older with relevant experience in specific areas of interest. Note that students may be required to complete a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) portfolio. For the Bachelors Degree, the minimum of an Associate Degree from the TCI Community College or another recognized institution. The deadline for applications is June 1st 2018. Any application received after this date would be deemed as LATE. Applications should be fully completed and then submitted to the Registrar, TCI Community College, P O Box 236, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands or to TCI Community College, Providenciales Campus for the attention of the Registrar. An application fee of $25.00 should accompany the application form. Late application fee is $50.00 For further information contact: Grand Turk Providenciales Telephone: (649) 946-1163 Telephone: (649) 941-3210 Fax: (649) 946-1661 Fax: (649) 941-8380 Email: tcicomc@tciway.tc Email: pvtci@tciway.tc

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND FEE STRUCTURE COST OF PROGRAMMES/COURSES OFFERED BY THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE – 27th August 2018 A. SHORT COURSES Courses are for fifteen days for two hours per day (except for AutoCAD, Automotive Maintenance & Surveying). Credits earned could be transferred into the College programmes. Students may audit the courses and not participate in the examination. Students should indicate at the commencement of the course whether or not the course is being audited. No credit will be given for those courses which are audited. B. ONE SEMESTER COURSES Courses run from September – December, January – May; concentrated summer semester May – early July. C. FULL TIME PROGRAMMES Two years, two semesters per year for the majority of the programmes. Some programmes are for five semesters with compulsory summer courses during the first year. Additionally students may access summer courses from May – early July. TUITION FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS A. Short Courses Courses which require the use of laboratory facilities $400 per course Courses which do not require the use of laboratory facilities $300 per course Cake Decorating $500, Mixology $450 (these include cake tools, alcohol, etc. needed) B. One Semester courses CXC and Upgrade Computer modules Associate Degree/GCE “A” level

$150 per course $250 per course $360 per course

C. Full Programmes (two Semesters) Sept – Dec; Jan- May; Student category Courses Annual Fees Semester Fees TCI Nationals/ Certificate $1,000 $500 Resident Associate Degree/A-Level $2,000 $1,000 Bachelor’s Degree $4,000 $2,000 Non- Nationals Certificate $1,500 $750 Associate Degree $2,500 $1,250 Bachelor’s Degree $5,000 $2,500 Overseas Students Certificate $3,000 $1,500 Associate Degree $5,000 $2,500 Bachelor’s Degree $8,000 $4,000 D. OTHER PROGRAMMES UWI Advanced Certificates $2,000 $1,000 OTHER FEES Application Fees $25.00 Late application $50.00 Registration Fees $25.00 Late registration $50.00 Transcripts $30.00 for initial transcript and 50% discount for others when applying for multiple transcripts. Facility fee $40 (ALL STUDENTS PAY THIS ANNUAL FEE) Transportation Fee $50.00 per month (Grand Turk) Graduation Processing Fee $50.00 (prospective graduates ONLY) NB: ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. Fees are subject to change.


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LOCAL SPORTS

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Team TCI meets Royalty at Commonwealth Games in Australia It was a proud moment for members of Team TCI attending the Commonwealth Games in Australia when they met Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla. Walter Gardiner Sr., who is accompanying his wife, Rita Gardiner, who is Secretary General

of the TCI Commonwealth Games Association, said: ““As we were waiting the commencement of the Games, a member of the organising committee approached us and asked us if we would like to meet Prince Charles. Of course, we responded in the affirmative. He wanted to briefly meet a small

group of representatives from the Caribbean, about 20, in the VIP Lounge. We actually met briefly with the Duchess Camilla, followed by Prince Charles and his entourage. They both were extremely friendly, down to earth and very engaging. For me, it was a truly memorable experience.”

Gardiner added: “We shook hands with them both and we spoke briefly about the possibility of them visiting the TCI in the very near future. They both stated that they were very, very much in love with the TCI; (that) it was a beautiful place and they’d probably be visiting us very soon.”


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WORLD

TURKS & CAICOS SUN

APRIL 7TH, 2018 – APRIL 14TH, 2018

SPORTS

76ers win 12th straight game, eliminate Pistons 115-108 The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling right along without Joel Embiid. JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. Embiid missed a fourth straight game because of a concussion and orbital fracture. “Everyone in this room has stepped up since Joel went down, and we know we’re capable of winning games without him,” Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington reaches for the ball on guard Ben Simmons said. “We Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson told him to get ready for the The lead reached 19 in slim postseason chances alive playoffs and that we’ll take care the second quarter. Philadelphia with this recent winning streak, of everything else. Now we’re was up 65-49 at halftime, and the and Detroit is 25-16 this season showing that we can do that.” margin didn’t reach single digits with Jackson suited up. But The Pistons had their again until the waning moments Jackson’s late-December ankle five-game winning streak of the fourth. Detroit did manage injury sent the Pistons into a snapped, and their defeat to snap Philadelphia’s streak of funk they ultimately weren’t clinched a postseason spot for nine straight double-digit wins. able to overcome. the Milwaukee Bucks. The Redick finished 10 of 13 Eastern Conference playoff field from the field and 5 of 7 from LATE RALLY is now set, although there’s still beyond the arc . plenty of uncertainty over the “They’ve got two of the Detroit cut actual matchups. Philadelphia best guys in the entire league Philadelphia’s lead to eight in pulled even with Cleveland for moving without the ball, with the final minute, and after a third place in the East. Redick and (Marco) Belinelli,” turnover by Belinelli, Stanley Anthony Tolliver scored Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy Johnson had a 3-pointer that 25 points for the Pistons and said. “They tore us up tonight.” would have made it a five-point went 7 of 8 from 3-point range. game. He missed. Detroit was without star forward TIP-INS “You always want to Blake Griffin, who missed his avoid turnovers down the stretch, fourth straight game because of 76ers: Philadelphia but you have to give the Pistons a bruised right ankle. was without F Dario Saric credit. We’re on the road on a Embiid had surgery (right elbow cellulitis). F Robert back-to-back, and we’re trying last weekend to repair a broken Covington was shaken up in the to end their shot at the playoffs,” bone around his left eye. The third quarter after taking an 76ers coach Brett Brown said. 76ers could certainly use him, elbow to the cheek from Detroit’s “It is always going to be difficult but so far, they’ve gone right on Reggie Jackson. Covington was and there’s going to come a point winning. Redick scored 13 points able to finish the game, however. where you have to break their in the first quarter Wednesday, ... Belinelli scored 19 points and spirit to finish them off. They hit and backup big man Richaun Simmons had 16. some huge 3s and forced some Holmes had back-to-back dunks Pistons: Andre Drummond had turnovers, and that’s the way a to give Philadelphia an 18- 13 points and 15 rebounds. lead starts to evaporate, but we 17 advantage. An alley-oop to were able to reply with the same Holmes put the 76ers up 36-28 DONE things.” after one. The Pistons kept their

Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title John Isner delved deep into his energy tank to outlast Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 and claim the biggest title of his career at the Miami Open on Sunday. The 32-year-old American was tiring noticeably in the second set but broke Zverev in the ninth game to go up 5-4. The moment inspired Isner, who changed to a yellow shirt and won that set and the next for his first victory over world number five Zverev. “I couldn’t have scripted this,” said the 14th seed in a courtside interview after winning every service game. “(When) I came into this tournament, I had won one ATP match all year and was playing very poorly,” said the big-serving Isner. “I won my first match

(here) in three sets and that’s how tennis goes - you start to gain a little confidence and the next thing you know things start to roll your way.” The win will enable Isner to become the highest ranked American at number nine when the new world rankings are released on Monday. He also is the first American man to win in Miami since Andy Roddick in 2010. Isner, who had failed to win a match at five of his previous six main tour events in 2018, had never won an ATP Masters 1000 final before Sunday. Zverev, 12 years Isner’s junior, saved three break points in the second game of the match and went on to take the tiebreker when he won four points in a row. The second set went to 4-4 before Isner broke Zverev. Now reenergised, the

American saved two break points in the next game to take the set. Despite failing to convert four break points at 2-2 in a tense third set, Isner broke Zverev at 5-4, the unhappy German breaking his racket in disgust. “I think I missed more shots today than I did the whole tournament,” Zverev said. “I played bad from the baseline. But, it’s not easy against John, because you always feel the pressure that if you get broken you’re not going to win the set.” Isner then closed out the match with an emphatic ace, his 18th of the day. The match, which lasted two hours and 30 minutes, was the last for the Miami Open at Crandon Park. After 32 years it will move to a new facility next year at the NFL Miami Dolphins stadium.

He’s back! Tiger issues Masters warning shot to rivals

Tiger Woods hits off the third tee for the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament Tiger Woods has not competed at the U.S. Masters since 2015 but that did not stop the fourtimes champion from sending a warning shot to his rivals on Tuesday that echoed through the tall pines that line Augusta National. Woods, who has missed three of the previous four Masters due to back problems, called himself a “walking miracle” and said he is feeling the best he has in “seven, eight years” heading into Thursday’s opening round. “I feel great. I feel like I’ve really put a lot of pieces together,” Woods, who won the most recent of his 14 major titles in 2008, said during his pre-Masters news conference. “We have worked on what body parts to get stronger, what body parts need to be more limber, and I feel fantastic. It’s just a matter of now going out there and competing and playing and posting numbers.” The 42-year-old former world number one has enjoyed an on-course renaissance this year that few expected given the spinal fusion procedure he had last April that left him sidelined for the better part of a year. Woods, who said it was only after playing an exhibition last December that he felt he would be able to compete in the year’s first major, has since shown flashes of the form that helped him earn a staggering 79 PGA Tour wins. “It’s been a tough road. I’ve described a little bit of it, the pain of just sitting there and the amount of times that I’ve fallen because my leg didn’t work or I just had to lay on the ground for extended periods of time. Those are some really dark, dark times,” said Woods. “The reason why I say I’m a walking miracle is that I don’t know if — I don’t know if anyone who has had a lower back fusion that can swing the club as fast as I can swing it. That’s incredible.” Stamping his authority as a four-times Masters winner, Woods said that while he hopes to play his best golf this week he felt he could slip into a Green Jacket on Sunday evening even if he is not firing on all cylinders. “This is a tournament I think that where experience does help a lot. I mean, I have played here and I’ve won here not playing my absolute best, but there’s got to be a certain part of my game that’s on,” said Woods. “I think that this tournament really helps with having the experience and really understanding how to play this particular golf course.” Woods is one of the favorites to triumph this week in a wide-open field and the debate about where a possible victory for him would rank in the annals of sporting comebacks has already begun. For his part, Woods said he has plenty of work still to do before entertaining that discussion but did tip his hat to golfing great Ben Hogan, who came back from a head-on collision with a bus in 1949 to win the U.S. Open the following year.


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Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as Commonwealth Games open Indigenous rights protestors, a heavy rain shower and transport issues provided a turbulent backdrop to the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. About 100 noisy but peaceful protestors were contained by police outside the venue some 90 minutes before the official start of the ceremony, attended by Britain’s Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The protestors, carrying signs that read “colonization is not a game”, had earlier disrupted a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay and demanded Britain’s royal family members ask them for permission to visit “stolen” land. Organizers also had to scramble to get spectators to the stadium after significant backlogs at transport hubs for shuttle buses, which organizing committee chairman Peter Beattie acknowledged on Twitter. “There was a delay at Broadbeach,” Beattie wrote. “Extra buses were dispatched. I understand the backlog has cleared. Thanks for your patience.” A torrential downpour then began just minutes before the ceremony started at 8pm local time (1000 GMT) to an estimated global viewing audience of more than one billion and about 35,000 at Carrara Stadium. STRONG ABORIGINAL INFLUENCE

April 4, 2018 - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia. Despite the protests outside, were accompanied by local elders Ted the ceremony drew heavily on Williams and Patricia O’Connor. Aboriginal culture and symbolism, Williams and O’Connor with 11-year-old Isabella Graham welcomed all of the competitors, starting the countdown with a officials and fans on behalf of the message on a smartphone welcoming traditional custodians of the land. competitors, officials and fans to the “Jingeri,” O’Connor said, a “oldest living culture on Earth”. traditional Yugambeh welcome. “On Aborigines inhabited behalf of the Yugambeh people, I Australia more than 50,000 years welcome you. before the First Fleet sailed into “This ceremony tonight is an Botany Bay near Sydney in 1788 after acknowledgement of the truth of our the country had been declared ‘terra past. The power of the future and an nullius’, or unoccupied. invitation to stand together united.” Aboriginal musicians also The strong beach and surf played didgeridoos while children from culture of the city of about 640,000 the local Yugambeh people performed that sits some 80-kilometres south of traditional dances before Prince Brisbane was also heavily referenced Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall throughout the ceremony.

Junior surf life savers, all carrying surfboards emblazoned with the country’s name, escorted each of the 71 teams from mostly former British colonies in the Parade of Nations, led by Scotland, the previous hosts of the Games in 2014. Predictably, a massive sustained roar began about 20 seconds before the host nation Australia, who have more than 470 athletes competing, had even entered the stadium as the last team. The Games were officially opened after about two-and-a-half hours when world hurdles champion Sally Pearson presented the Queen’s Baton to Prince Charles, ending its 388-day and 230,000-km journey. “The ancient stories of the indigenous people of Australia remind us that even though we may be half a world away we are all connected,” the Prince said as he read the Queen’s message. “Over the years these friendly Games have showed the potential of the Commonwealth to connect people of different backgrounds and nationalities. “In this spirit of co-operation and togetherness, common ground has been established and enduring friendships forged.” Competition begins on Thursday with the men’s and women’s triathlon to be among the first medals awarded. Caption: April 4, 2018 - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

UFC officially strips inactive McGregor of 155-pound title Conor McGregor’s run as UFC lightweight champion is set to end. The long-expected move that McGregor would lose his 155-belt was officially announced by UFC President Dana White at a press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view card at Barclays Center. McGregor has not fought for UFC since he won the 155-pound title at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017. White had not announced he would officially strip McGregor of the championship until Wednesday when he discussed the popular Irish fighter’s return to UFC this year. “Conor McGregor is 100 percent coming

Conor McGregor back this year,” White said. White said he did not expect McGregor to attend the fight.

The UFC 223 main event of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Max Holloway will be for the lightweight championship. Nurmagomedov was originally scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson. Holloway already holds the 145-pound featherweight belt, and moved up to 155 pounds on less than one week’s notice. Ferguson had been the 155-pound interim champion in McGregor’s absence and remained the No. 1 contender in the division. “We’re not stripping Tony Ferguson,” White said. “Tony Ferguson isn’t being stripped. The only one that’s losing a belt here is Conor. Conor is losing the belt. These two are fighting for the belt.” Once the fight starts,

McGregor will no longer be champion and the need for the interim belt will go away — leaving the winner as the true 155-pound champ. Ferguson and Nurmagomedov had been booked to fight each other four times, yet all four fights have been called off. White was hesitant to book a fifth fight between the two but could be forced to should Nurmagomedov walk out the champ. “It’s the last fight on earth that I want to make again,” White said. “However this thing plays out on Saturday, we’ll go from there. Tony is still the No. 1 ranked guy in the world either way, no matter who wins. I’ll deal with that when it’s time to deal with it.”

Government report sees Paris Olympics 500 million euros over budget The cost of hosting the 2024 Olympics in Paris is at risk of running half a billion euros over budget and some sites may not be ready in time if plans are not revised, a French government report warned on Friday. The report by finance, sports and infrastructure

inspectors called for Olympic village plans to be revised to take account of remnants of archaeological value at the site, a residency for migrants and a high school. It said plans for a media village should be scaled down and it warned that the swimming center and surrounding developments

were at risk of running as much as 170 million euros ($210 million) over budget. “At this point the total potential risks identified by the cases under consideration stand at 500 million euros,” the report said, adding the figure could be kept to 200 million if its recommendations were

followed. “Nonetheless, the main risk is that indispensable structures are not delivered in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” it said. The overall budget for hosting the games was initially set at 6.8 billion euros, with an investment

of public money of 1.5 billion euros. Separate reports from the Senate and the public audit office have already warned that a massive expansion of the Paris metro network may run billions over budget and not be ready in time for the Olympics.


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