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ore than 50 foreign females, mainly from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, who were suspected of being involved in sex trafficking, were recently detained and questioned by local police and immigration officers who were joined by agents from International Police Criminal Organization (INTERPOL) in raiding several bars in Providenciales in a highly controversial sting operation. Investigations by The SUN revealed that most of the questioned females have since been sent back to their native countries, while local authorities have introduced more strict measures to make it more difficult for local bar owners to hire women from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, from where the vast majority of female bar tenders have been sourced for many years. INTERPOL agents have also been stationed at the Providenciales International Airport where they have reportedly questioned several women and refused them entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands, after they could not answer certain questions, including how they will be able to support themselves while here. A statement from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force confirmed the joint operation, which resulted in a number of persons being denied entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands. While the statement said that 36 females and three males of various nationalities were also “detained at a number of liquor licensed establishments in Providenciales for immigration violations”, this newspaper understands that the number has increased since then. Further investigations are to be carried out, police said. Continued on page 2

Pictured here is Flow Country Manager, Delleriece Hall, Minister of Education Hon. Karen Malcolm, Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive, Director of Education Edgar Howell, Anissa Bootle-Hr Support ,Joanna Missick, Corporate Sales Manager and Permanent Secretary Wesley Clerveaux.

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation donates $100,000 for refurbishment of Oseta Jolly Primary School computer Lab

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he Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation has today announced a donation of US$100,000 to aid in the refurbishment of the Oseta Jolly Primary computer lab, which was destroyed along with the entire facility after the passing of the recent hurricanes. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager, Flow Turks & Caicos, said: “We’re indeed grateful for the generous and significant financial contribution of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation that will allow students and staff of the Oseta Jolly Primary to return to a learning environment that gives them the great start in life they deserve.” The donation from the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation will be used to provide computers, printers, desks, and chairs to complete a state of the art e-learning environment for the 500+ students and faculty members

to further inspire learning and the advancement of education. Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, & Library Service, Hon. Karen Malcolm, said: “On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture & Library Services, I would like to say thank you to C&W for this substantial donation they are providing to the Oseta Jolly Primary. We know that C&W has been a supporter of this school for many years; we know that our students and teachers will appreciate this generous gift.” The Oseta Jolly Primary School, formally the Blue Hills Primary, is one of the oldest government educational institutions in this community. Its history dates back to the 1940s, and today it continues serves as a pinnacle of our heritage, resilience, and determination as a people. Since the passing of the recent hurricanes, the school remains displaced as they makr

repairs ahead ofthe upcoming school term. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Wesley Clearveaux, said: “Hurricane Irma and Maria did significant damage, impacting 95% of school inventory in the TCI. With the help of our friends, C&W Charitable Foundation and Flow, I am happy to say, we are rebounding and rebuilding, stronger, safer than ever before.” “These resources provided today is a large step into our students educational future. The days of chalk and dust are going behind the scene, and as we move into the new age of technology, these resources will help our students to compete with the region and by extension the international market. We have plans in the pipeline to move to e-learning and e-marking by 2019 and these resources will be a great asset in moving us forward.” Continued on page 2

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Reliable sources told The SUN The raid by Immigration, that INTERPOL was summoned to Police and INTERPOL has, however, TCI after receiving reports, including angered several local bar owners from high-level Government officials, who have accused the authorities of that certain bar owners (not all), “painting all bars with the same brush” were hiring females from the DR and singling out establishments in and Venezuela, housing them in sub- the Downtown area, while turning a standard conditions with no bathroom blind eye to shady activities that are facilities, while in some cases with- occurring the Grace Bay tourist strip. holding their passports and demanding There are reports that the actions of that they pay some bar owners “a cut” the police and immigration officials if they left the bars to engage in sexual during the raid may not have been activity. done in accordance with the law and According to officials, some bar may be legally challenged. owners imported the females on visitor The most recent Trafficking visas and allowed them to work, which in persons report from the US state is against the law. It is understood Department again identified Turks that many of the females would stay and Caicos Islands as a destination for beyond the allotted time and become men, women, and children subjected to “lost in the system” while continuing to sex trafficking and forced labor. ply their trade. The report quoted “local When asked by The SUN if experts” as saying that the large INTERPOL was here to help with population of migrants from Haiti, the raids, the Governor John Freeman the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica said, “I am not going to be talking about are vulnerable to sex trafficking and operation matters affecting the Police forced labor, with stateless children and Immigration services of that kind and adolescents especially at risk. and I hope you understand why I won’t. The report, which has carried Of course the island through its Police the same narrative for the past four force and others has regular contacts years, said: “Local stakeholders, internationally as needed ad it works including law enforcement officials, both ways and all jurisdiction are have reported specific knowledge doing this from time to time. I think of sex trafficking occurring in bars what is important is that you have a and brothels and noted traffickinggood Police Force here that properly related complicity by some local engages with sister police forces and government officials was a problem. internationally as necessary in order The government did not report any to do its job well and be a cooperative updates on anti-trafficking legislation, jurisdiction with others who is trying introduced in 2012, which was still to pursue criminals.” pending at the end of the previous

reporting period. Penalties under the proposed legislation include up to ten years imprisonment. The government did not report protection or prevention efforts undertaken during the reporting period. Four government officials participated in a regional anti-trafficking training session in June. The absence of specific legislation criminalizing trafficking as defined by the 2000 UN TIP Protocol; the absence of victim identification, screening, and protection procedures; and limited awareness of human trafficking on the part of officials and the public continued to hinder antitrafficking efforts.” According to the State Department, sex trafficking is when an adult engages in a commercial sex act, such as prostitution, as the result of force, threats of force, fraud, coercion or any combination of such means, that person is a victim of trafficking. “Under such circumstances, perpetrators involved in recruiting, harboring, enticing, transporting, providing, obtaining, patronizing, soliciting, or maintaining a person for that purpose are guilty of sex trafficking of an adult. Sex trafficking also may occur through a specific form of coercion whereby individuals are compelled to continue in prostitution through the use of unlawful “debt,” purportedly incurred through their transportation, recruitment, or even their “sale” —which exploiters insist they must pay off before they can be free. Even if an adult initially consents to participate in prostitution it is irrelevant: if an adult, after consenting, is subsequently held in service through psychological manipulation or physical force, he or she is a trafficking victim and should receive benefits outlined in the Palermo Protocol and applicable domestic laws,” the report stated. TEN YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR HUMAM TRAFFICKING Under the Trafficking in Persons Prevention Ordinance, persons who engage in human trafficking and exploiting foreign workers can now face between ten years in jail to life imprisonment. Former Minister of Immigration and Labour Hon. Donhue Gardiner, who piloted the Bill in 2016,

said although bars and restaurants in the Turks and Caicos Islands are not being specifically targeted, they will feel the full weight of the law if they are in violation of the new Bill. Gardiner said, “This is a very important bit of legislation and it really sets the TCI I think on a proper footing as far as trafficking persons are concerned. We’re not, contrary to what people have said in the public.. we’re not interested necessarily in going after bars where people work but know that if persons are trafficked and they end up at those bars, then those bars will not be out of the reach of the enforcement officers.” He said the new Bill is a very important bit of legislation that if we as a country are to move into the arena with other civilized countries it is something that ought to be done. He added: “Not necessarily because we are a country that is ripe with human trafficking but because we live in a world where anything is possible and most things can happen.” He noted that the bill seeks to make provisions for the prevention and the suppression of trafficking in persons and in particular to create the offence of trafficking in persons, assist victims of trafficking, to facilitate the investigation of cases of trafficking in persons and as well as to provide for the effective punishment of individuals and entities involved in trafficking in persons. Gardiner noted that the new law covers the abuse of persons who are vulnerable, including persons having entered the country illegally or without proper documentation, the person being pregnant, the person being mentally incapacitated or disabled or if the person is a minor. He added: “There are a few others that may come out but there’s just one more in particular that I should wish to draw particular reference to and that there is practices similar to slavery, servitude, sexually explicit conduct, and slavery. Speaker sexual exploitation which means compelling the participation of the person in prostitution, the production of child pornography or other pornographic material or any other sexual activity as a result of being subjected to threats, coercion, abduction as a result of the effects of narcotic drugs, forced abuse of minority or fraud.”

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation donates $100,000 for refurbishment of Oseta Jolly Primary School computerlLab Speaking on behalf of the Oseta Jolly Primary School’s principal, staff and students, Director for the Ministrry of Education, Mr. Edgar Howell, added: “Students will now have full access to ICT learning and use the resources that you are now providing the enhance the learning outcome and overtime to become better and productive citizens in TCI. I am sure the teachers and students would be excited upon receivingthe resources and they will make extremely good use of it.”

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation was set up by C&W Communications initially as a response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the devastating hurricane season of 2017. The Foundation is increasingly the company’s platform for advancing social development, as it strives to fulfil its mission of connecting communities and transforming lives, by funding education and empowerment programs across the Caribbean and Latin America. continued from page 1


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Serious actions for prison inmates who went live on Facebook, says Minister of Home Affairs By Todeline Defralien Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Delroy Williams said serious action will be taking towards the group of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk that went live on Facebook last weekend. The video which had many in the community outraged goes on for 40-minutes, and has been shared over 1,500 times and has been viewed by over 166,999 people. In the video it appears to show that Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk is a chill spot for many inmates and it was on display for the entire world to see. The inmates were showed rapping, dancing, cursing, rolling joints and laughing. The group, ‘Jail House Crew’ led by accused double homicide suspect Christopher Forbes, were also encouraging women to ‘twerk’ and to expose their body parts during the live video from the Prison. In an interview with The SUN, Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Delroy Williams said, “Prior to this incident my Ministry and the Governor’s office engaged the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to assist with addressing this and other longstanding security and safety issues. These efforts have led to the provision of funding from the UK Government to erect security lights and construct

A screenshot image of some of the inmates on the live video an internal perimeter fence which will serve as a second barrier to phones and contrabands entering the prison over the fence. This internal perimeter fence is an addition to the existing external fencing project that is funded entirely by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government. Coupled with this, more stringent screening of all persons entering has been implemented.” Williams noted that investigations into the video incident are still underway. Where it is determined that disciplinary actions are applicable, this will be done within

Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Delroy Williams the provisions outlined in the Public Service Ordinance. He added: Given the implications for the safety of officers, inmates and the public at large, the Ministry of Home Affairs takes seriously any and all security breaches that occur at Her Majesty’s Prison. While these occurrences are not uncommon even in the most sophisticated and well equipped Prisons across the world, we are not content for them to happen here.” Williams told The SUN that within the coming months, seven new prison officers will be hired to improve

operational standards and efficiency and there are plans to introduce cell phone detection and jamming equipment within this financial year. During a Media breakfast with local media houses on Thursday April 12th H.E the Governor John Freeman made mention of the challenges that Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk has been faced with. He said, “Some of the issues that have been under discussions before the hurricanes for example the Prison and its needs were made more urgent still as a result of those hurricanes. So were the challenges faced by the already challenged prison service. Security at the prison during and following the hurricanes was a very difficult task and the prison’s Superintendent and his team showed real professionalism and courage in their response but they need additional help still.” He added: “If I look at HM Prison where additional prison Officers paid by the U.K and reflecting the numbers provided and reflecting the advice given by the overseas prison’s Adviser as well as by the prison’s Superintendant, have cost since the initial deployment in November 2017 over one million pounds. In terms of prison projects, perimeter fence lighting repairs which will cost up to 90,000 pounds and internal zoning fences which is up to a cost of $490,000.”

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Right person to lead police force is important, says Governor By Todeline Defralien In light of concerns from police force and members of the public about the Turks and Caicos continuing to have a foreign Commissioner of Police, Governor Dr. John Freeman says it’s very important to have the right person for the job. During a media breakfast with H.E. the Governor John Freeman on Thursday morning March 12th the Governor said he is not implying that no locals can do the job, but at this time they have to suggest the right person for the job. He said, “I think the primary requirement is to have a really good policeman leading the Police Force. I

know you might say, he would say that, but it is really important and these islands deserve the best that they can have. Obviously it’s optimal if, in fact, you can have locals running most things. Don’t misunderstand me, of course any territory wants to increase and optimize local engagement to all levels. That’s perfectly right and a reasonable objective. I don’t think that one should close one’s self off from sometimes taking people who aren’t local that are going to be the best.” He added: “I am not saying that you can’t get the best locally. Not at all; and furthermore, I think it’s incumbent for the Police Force to develop local talent so that you have a good stream of talent climbing up through the system

and that’s important. That means that at any one time the choice you have will be richer when you make your decisions on senior parts of the Police Service.” The current Commissioner is James Smith from the UK, who succeeded Colin Farquhar from Canada. The Governor made reference to other countries in the world that have non- locals in top positions. “At this moment the Governor of the Bank of England is a Canadian, the U.K choose him even though they had plenty of people in bank but they considered that that man at that time was the best person to do the job. The Police are about delivering security therefore you want the best that you can get.” H.E. the Governor Dr. John Freeman

Local women celebrated at ‘High Heels in High Places’ On a day filled with activities the force of collaboration and cohesion throughout the Turks and Caicos of women power. Align yourselves Islands and inclement weather on the positively and present all of the horizon, The Chamber of Commerce beautiful attributes of the new woman. of Providenciales successfully greeted One that is unbiased and supportive and hosted over 80 women of all in every role and show that you are backgrounds at their first Annual a testament of leadership, success, High Heels in High Places Luncheon competence, family and forgiveness,” in the Messel Ballroom of the Palms he said. on the 7th April 2018. Of notable mention was Decorated to the nine with the key note speaker of the day floral décor, candles, accents of pink Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio, and high heel ornaments set the accompanied by her husband Otto platform for an event of noteworthy Beatty Jr. mention! The Congresswoman made Commencing with the very stirring and exciting remarks opening remarks by the President as she stepped away from the of the Chamber of Commerce Mr. podium and made her address whilst Kyle M Smith who stated, “As we simultaneously working the crowd launch the Chamber of Commerce through invigorating interaction. of Providenciales First Annual High Eloquently charging the Heels in High Places, we do so as audience with inspiration and an acknowledgment of the strides confidence in her shimmering blue you have made and your varied dress and ordained heels and sharing accomplishments.” the message of always being prepared, The president also charged always being ready, remembering all women present to embrace the that your presentation is important. commonalities of fellow women She urged women to consider” between generations, and align Looking in the rear-view mirror themselves so as to uphold and because sometimes you’ve got to back transfer the powers that they have up before you go forward” amongst each other. The event also included “Do not give in to the growing presentations by Honorable Akierra societal stigma that suggest that Missick on Generational Collaboration women do not hold solidarity between - the Power of Succession and Dr. one another. Never underestimate Denise Brathwaite on Women Be Well.

Live videos streams were uploaded of competition allowed the women to these great presentations for all to showcase their heels in a modelling view on the Chamber of Commerce segment with our very own Local Providenciales Facebook Page. Prime DJ’s on the one’s and two’s The Chamber of Commerce allowing the nominees the opportunity didn’t stop there as the event to judge the participants. took time to recognize Women of The Chamber of Commerce Achievement within the Turks and of Providenciales is grateful to those Caicos Islands who sat at the head who participated and would like to tables and presented with beautiful mention notably great thanks and glass trophy awards laser engraved acknowledgement to the driving force with the signature heel, Chamber of Ana Alicia Coalbrooke, the executive Commerce Providenciales Logo and assistant to the Chamber of Commerce, the recognized category. for doing a stellar job in putting The awardees of the the event together. The Chamber afternoon were Josephine Connolly- of Commerce of Providenciales Business & Industry, Yolande would also like to thank their Robinson- Education, Ryesha Higgs- sponsors,Custom Candii’s, The MakeUp and Coming, Pastor Karen Higgs- Up Boutique, I Sparkle The Salon, Spiritual, Marion Williams- Honorary Kiss and Make up Beauty Parlour, Woman of Achievement, Barbara Serendipity Loox, Power 92.5 FM, Sip Johnson- Arts & Culture, Gertrude and Paint, Hello Gorgeous Makeup Forbes-Community Enhancement Artistry, Courtyard Chiropractic, The and Kendra Hall- Science/Technology/ Palms, Bow Tie VIP transport, Lavish Environment/Healthcare. Life, Kandles by Katy, 102.5 kiss FM The MC’s of the day Mrs. and Adamma TCI. Aisha Laporte and O’brien Forbes The Chamber of Commerce kept this event flowing smoothly from urges businesses and members start to finish with an array of humor of the public to join and be a part blended with segments of fellowship of the Organization. For more amongst the attendees, auctions and information on the Chamber of exceptional crowd interaction. Commerce Providenciales activities Local Entertainer TESS had and membership opportunities a stellar performance of “I’m every contact 649 332 6418 Or email at woman” having the ladies in heels provochambertci@gmail.com. stepping to the beat. A high heel

BYOC 1 year anniversary party TESS, TCHTA Stars Awards Entertainer of the year 2016 & 2017, will be hosting BYOC’s first anniversary party at NightLife Club in Coconut Grove on April 27, 2018 at 8 p.m. BYOC – (Bring Your Own Creativity) was the brainchild of TESS that came to life in March 2017. It was set to be an informal gathering of creatives from all areas to express themselves and their art and build a community of artists that would be able to be the iron that sharpens each other. BYOC has since seen their personal success stories, such as the release of local rapper’s Lady Livz’ mixtape “Daddy Issues”, Sir Clarke and Aysha (Vibrant Vibrations) - the Jazzy paint duo dazzling art lovers all over town, Ballerina Buoy who is now teaching dance at the Edward Gartland Youth Center and the collaboration of so many artists

heats up at 10pm as the BYOC Allstars entertain the crowd with their best original pieces. Performers include

TESS Charles producing original music. Tess recently beamed about BYOC stating; “It was something I needed, the people I needed to commune with, the ones that I knew would understand me and cast no judgement. I know If I needed that - they did too. We’ve come together and been able to slowly build a platform for Turks and Caicos excellence and creativity. It’s just the beginning.” The celebration starts off at 8pm with an open mic and then

Hezron Henry – Poet and Graphic Artist Dominique Rolle – Poet TESS – Vocalist Sir Clarke – Saxophone & Flute Rebel Impulse – Culture Band Too Lit to Quit – Dance Group and more

TCI’s Most Wanted, DJ Shakes and special guest DJ’s will be taking us on a musical journey from Africa, through the US, Europe and straight back to the Caribbean with eclectic “not the usual” mixes. Ticket cost is $10 for general admission and drinks will be on sale. For more details contact TESS at tesscharlestci@ gmail.com

Fire at Providenciales solid waste disposal site On Wednesday April 11, 2018 around 2:00a.m, the Director of Environmental Health Department (EHD) received a phone call from Turks and Caicos Environmental Management (Contractor for both solid waste disposal sites in Providenciales and Grand Turk) informing the Department that the Providenciales landfill was on fire. The Environmental Health Department immediately contacted the Domestic Fire Department for assistance in getting the fire under control. The Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control by 6:00a.m. With that said, Environmental Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that the Contractor implement measures to prevent/ limit the occurrence of fires at both landfill sites. Environmental Health Department would like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response and for getting the fire under control.


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Motorcyclists needs proper licence to ride bike By Todeline Defralien Motorcyclists who operate four-wheelers, three -wheelers and motorbikes are required to have the proper licence in order to ride the streets of Turks and Caicos Islands, according to Sergeant Damien Mitchell of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force. Speaking recently during a call-in programme, ‘On the Streets with Road Safety’, Mitchell said that persons have the misconception/ misinformation that they can use motorcycles with the C-E class of licence, but they need to have the G-class license to operate on the streets. Mitchell was recently appointed Head of Traffic spoke about some of the challenges police officers face as they interact with the public on a daily basis. He said, “We have lots of motorcycle enthusiasts who are on the road riding motorbikes. I am not 100% sure that they are aware of what they’re supposed to do with those bikes, or whether or not they have licence, because having had a conversation with some of those riders, they are under the misconception/misinformation that they can use those motorcycles with the C-E class of license. If you go back to the driver’s licence ordinance, it tells you that for every vehicle that you drive, you must have the class of licence to drive that vehicle and in order to ride a motorbike, four-wheeler or

three-wheeler or any issue of the dangerous ATV for that matter; riding and careless you need to have the motorists on the roads G-class licence.” and putting person’s The SUN life at risk. understands that all “We know persons who want that there is an to ride motorbikes/ issue on island as it ATV on the road will relates to insurance have to go through for motorcycles, not an examination every insurance process before they company wants to are allowed to operate insure motorcycles, so those machineries. we want to go deeper M i t c h e l l Sgt. Damien Mitchell into that to see who is added: “Those persons insuring those persons out there who are using four-wheelers, because we have a lot of scoreless three-wheelers and motorbikes must riding on the road and I just like to call go to Road Safety and update their it dangerous riding,” he added. licence and I am very happy that soon “I am a motorcyclist we will have an examination for those enthusiastic. I ride bikes and it’s the who want to ride bikes. We’re going to sport that I love the best. There’s take you (motorists) on the road; we’re nothing wrong with doing a wheelie, going to see whether or not you can use just do it in the confines of a place that the brakes or if you have the skills to you are not putting the public’s life in ride the motorcycle. We’re going to test problem. Some people may ask me why you to see what you can do, because I am this way with the youth and I say we want to know that when you’re out we’re here to educate and we’re here there you’re safe and you’re not putting more than anything else to protect the public’s lives at risk or jeopardizing the public and the protection of Road situations.” Safety.” Members of the public have “The ticket able offence under been complaining about the noise section (54) sub-section (e) and it said, made by those motorbikes and the anyone who uses a vehicle designed to way that they are riding, some are not be used with a muffler, silencer and if riding with helmets. Some do not have you use that vehicle without a muffler the class of license and some are not or silencer in an unsung condition insured. commits an offence. Section (f) goes on In addition, Sgt. Mitchell addressed the to say that if anyone uses a vehicle with

its engine in such a condition that it gives out excessive or obnoxious smoke, fumes, noise or odder are all ticket able offenses and in most of these instances are $300.00-$350.00,” he added. “I know often times people think we are here just calling out offences so that we can charge persons. That’s not what we’re doing. We’re here to tell you what you’re doing wrong if you didn’t know because it’s no fault to us it’s your ideas to know because the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands give the driver the responsibility to know what condition the vehicle you’re driving is in at the time. So you’re not to tell me that you don’t know if the vehicle is insured because you borrowed it from a friend and if you do you’re just not thinking straight, it’s your responsibility to know so go and read,” he explained. Mitchell noted that individuals are also operating these motorbikes with coloured lights which were not manufactured with those vehicles and therefore if they want permission to do that Road Safety have to give them that permission. “I am not sure if you would ever get those permissions because I see no reason why persons are using blue light and I see no reasons why a driver wants to have a red light at the front of a vehicle heading down on Leeward Highway and I see no reason why persons are driving at nights without headlights,” he said.

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Royal Reef Resort in North Caicos will soon be a 5-Star Hotel By Todeline Defralien The much touted seaside resort of Royal Reef which never reached completion will be transformed to a 5-star Hotel according to Real Estate and Investment Turks and Caicos Islands Ltd. Chairman of the Board Tony Tian. Chairman of the Board, Tony Tian who had an interpreter told The SUN in an exclusive interview that their plan is to get the hotel finished in two to three years. “Our vision for the Royal Reef is more of a 5-Star hotel that’s going to attract a lot more tourists and also providing more jobs for the local citizens in North Caicos and possibly Providenciales or just around the area and bringing in a lot more opportunities for the citizens of Turks and Caicos. Our plan is that we get it finished by 2-3 years but of course that’s without any complications. All of our supplies will be coming in overseas from China to Miami and then Provo, so the original plan is two- three years but it can take longer,” he said

Tian stated that although the logistical have been sorted out they closed the Royal Reef a couple days ago officially, a project that has been stopped for ten-plus years. He added: “Since this project stopped 10-plu years ago, it was very hard finding the old documents for instance the full plan of the place and since it was partially built, having to find the old architects, not changing the plans and just dealing with Turks and Caicos Cabinet to work out a deal, those were some of the problems that we faced and what pushed us was that we really wanted to get this project started again.” Tian told The SUN that the prime piece of real estate at Sandy Point, North Caicos will not only benefit them but it also will benefit the citizens of North Caicos and Turks and Caicos in general. “The Royal Reef is very important for the citizens of North Caicos because if you compare North Caicos to Provo for example, in many aspects it lacks economically and for a lack of words less mature than Provo but we’re

hoping that the Royal Reef will advance North Caicos economy and giving them more resources and more opportunities to catch up to Provo.” Tian noted that a formal announcement will be made on the 26th of April, 2018 and will be inviting the Government and also some overseas clients and investors that are involved indirectly to visit and see how it is and maybe they can find more opportunities on North Caicos. . Upon taking over on March 28th, Tian also emphasized that when he saw the Royal Reef he saw it was a really good opportunity, at an amazing location, with amazing view right next to the beach and he thought to himself that it’s a really good investment because it will not only attract people to come in but it also produce a lot of different other things for the island its self. According to Tian, the Royal Reef has about 139 rooms and is on 18 acres of land. They officially took over the Royal Reef March 28th, 2018 but have been actively been involved with the Royal Reef for several months.

Over $1millon of damage to TCI Ports By Allie Capron The hurricanes of the 2017 Atlantic season caused significant loss and destruction to the critical infrastructure of Turks and Caicos ports, amounting to damages in excess of US$1 million. This figure was revealed in the March issue of the Ports Authority of the Turks and Caicos Islands (PATCI) Newsletter, The Navigator. The newsletter revealed that 2017’s hurricanes affected all of the ports within the TCI causing damage and destruction to critical infrastructure and assets which in final assessment amounts to about 15% of the Port Authority’s approved capital budget for 2017/18. This cost of repair is being funded by deferring approved capital development projects and expedited procurement arrangements are being followed to support the rehabilitation of the ports, explained Sarhea Rigby, the Ports Accountant. Rigby continued: “Like most stateowned entities within the TCI, the PATCI is subject to strict government financial policies for the allocation and spending of resources. “For example, procurement guidelines usually require three quotes for

expenditure over $1,500. Additionally, of Ports. expenditure for capital projects must In the newsletter, Jones be supported by a business case, sent to detailed the process of getting the ports the Minister of Finance and Governor back on track in the days after the for approval. hurricanes, pinpointing major flaws in “As most government buildings the Disaster Preparedness Plan. and offices sustained damages during Jones wrote: “The steps outlined in the hurricanes, some procurement the Hurricane Preparedness Plan and guidelines were waived to help expedite Guidelines were generally followed the islands’ recovery efforts. and resulted in the ports system “Over the past several years being restored to some ‘modicum of PATCI has accumulated savings functionality’ about nine days after the to be used for port development hurricanes to facilitate international projects. To meet costs associated shipping. However, on reflection it with the hurricanes. PATCI had to proved costly to restore operations. seek permission from the Ministry “The Disaster Preparedness Plan of Finance to reallocate and use assumed there would not have been resources within its existing budget. impacts across the entire ports system Unfortunately, this meant cutting and that communications within the funding in areas such as staff training, system would remain operational. international travel and other office “The satellite phones procured to expenses. Several infrastructure ensure communications within the projects were also deferred.” ports systems were not effective. As a Luckily, port ramp areas result, for close to two weeks, there was sustained only minor damages limited communications between the and were completely usable for the ports. This was a critical period when transport of goods and materials disaster impact assessments had to crucial to the TCI’s recovery process, be completed following the procedures Rigby added. outlined within the Hurricane Works to PATCI’s Preparedness Plan and Guidelines.” administrative buildings and a few The procedure established minor hurricane related projects are in the Hurricane Preparedness Plan still ongoing but the process is slow, required the Deputy Director to admits Delton Jones, Deputy Director oversee the impact assessments and

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The Turks and Caicos SUN is a subsidiary of The SUN Media Group Ltd. We are committed to excellence in journalism, educating and informing our readers, serving and satisfying our advertisers and assisting in the overall development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. report to the Director who then reports to the DDME. With no reliable means of communication, this could not take place. “Going forward an investment in a satellite communications system for the Ports Authority would reduce the prospect of complete communication loss within the ports system as was the case during the recent hurricanes,” Jones noted. In preparation for future hurricane seasons and potentials risks and damages, the PATCI plans to enter into contractual arrangements for services such as removal of debris, repair of fencing, hurricane shutter preparation, roof repairs, fuel provisions and more. “If we learnt anything throughout this entire process, it would be the importance of enacting risk management and financial sustainability policies, areas PATCI is focusing on in the next budgetary cycle,” Rigby noted. The Ports Authority, much like a national government, is establishing a reserve fund to set aside funds for port reconstruction projects following hurricanes and considering insuring its key assets.

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Sakera Cook appointed Head of Secretariat in Ministry of Home Affairs The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Sakera Cook as the new Head of Secretariat within the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mrs. Cook holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Everest University, formerly Florida Metropolitan University. She recently returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands from the United States of America, where she functioned in a diverse variety of settings, including as a Gateways Vacation Specialist with Jet Blue Airlines; Benefits Advisor at Aon Retiree Health Exchange in Orlando, Florida and as a Financial Advisor at SunTrust Bank in Orlando, Florida, which included ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements including Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, OFAC, USA Patriot Act, Privacy Act and Community Reinvestment Act. Mrs. Cook took up a temporary post in the Ministry of Health Contract Management Unit some months ago before being formally appointed to the post on Head of Secretariat on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. Mrs. Cook prides herself as being a highly-motivated and driven individual, known for her professionalism, leadership, organizational skills, passion and dedication to any task. She is married to Denario Cook and is the mother of

two daughters, Lola and Lilly. Commenting on her appointment Mrs. Cook said; “I’m profoundly grateful and honored to be selected for this position and to be a member of a dynamic team in this ministry in particular and the public service in general. My gratitude is of course extended to all of those persons who supported and guided me throughout my personal, academic and professional journey. I am determined to use my skills and experiences to ensure that this ministry is as strong as possible and ultimately to do whatever is best for my beloved country.” Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams, in congratulating Mrs. Cook, said: “We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Cook to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and to congratulate her on her new role. The post of Head of Secretariat is a very important role that covers a wide range of responsibilities particularly in a dynamic ministry such as the Ministry of Home Affairs which is responsible for Social, Gender, Prison, Fire, Disaster Management, Communication and other services. She added: “As Head of Secretariat, Mrs. Cook will be responsible for coordinating the political and administrative interfaces between the Minister and Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Home Affairs and will be responsible coordinating the secretariat function in the Ministry, which includes liaison between the Permanent Secretary and

Mrs. Sakera Cook Minister, and between the Permanent Secretary Board, Cabinet, and House of Assembly for the purpose of progressing the business of the Ministry through the political and administrative processes.” “There is a requirement to review and keep track of issues coming to the Permanent Secretary and Minister from the House of Assembly, Ministry, TCIG and outside , to assist

in the preparation of responses to parliamentary questions and the preparation of media and other releases and to also maintain a database of policy and legislative plans and proposals within the Ministry amongst numerous other duties. Mrs. Cook has demonstrated a keen interest in and knowledge of the responsibilities of her new role and we wish her well.”

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Majority of illegal immigrants are those who over-stay police service and Police helicopter.” the right number of When asked Governor Dr. John Freeman them. It involves the by media when will has expressed concern about the proper utilization the ship leave the number of illegal immigrants in the of border control TCI and what are Turks and Caicos Islands, many of resources; it requires the plans for the whom he said have over-stayed on co-operative efforts royal navy ship, the expired work permits. by the police and Governor added: “I “If you actually look at the border authorities. am not going to new Skills Audit that is on the TCIG The sloops are very discuss about what website they point out that a relatively troublesome and security deployments small proportion of the total number of my views on illegal we make as the illegal migrants in this territory have immigration are same way that I come by sloops. The vast majority quite clear, that is would not comment are overstayers on temporary work not acceptable and it on the radar when permits and that is overwhelming, must be addressed.” questions are asked the largest group. I didn’t say that to Commenting of me, even when sort of pass blame, but clearly if 75% on the Radar Station many people guess of your illegal migration population Governor John what the situation has come through overstaying on Freeman said, “In Governor Dr. John Freeman was on that stage, work permits, you need to make sure terms of Border I was not ready that you get the best possible system security, the damage to comment on available to have information about done to the Radar System was a it. I don’t think it is appropriate to those who are here such that you can case in point. The Radar System has comment on it and I won’t comment on actually discriminate and take action been overhauled by the U.K (United therefore exactly where RFA Mounts against them,” he told reporters at a Kingdom) and is now fully operational; Bay is. In terms of the U.K’s support media breakfast on Thursday April the cost to the U.K taxpayer was I think the important thing is, they 14th, 2018 at his Providenciales office,” $500,000.” came when the surge appeared and he explained. He added: “I should mention when we asked for assistance. They He added: “But I would say also that in terms of support from will be alert to our interest if we are about illegal immigration that there the work to deter and to respond to faced with similar problems again.” is no magic of dealing with this. It the surge of illegal migrants, U.K The Governor refused to is a whole Government Issue. It assistance in terms of the recent comment on the capability of the involves efficient and profession deployment of RFA Mounts Bay and Radar and where RFA may be. radar, it involves efficient boats in the deployment of Royal Caymans Island “I don’t want to say whether By Todeline Defralien

exactly if a boat is here or not here, but clearly it is not here all the time. It has other duties which it has to do, but I don’t think that it is conducive to the objective we all have in mind. What is the objective about having and making sure that we have a whole of Government approach including radar, a necessary ship, Police and all the rest of them? Our objective is to deter and prevent, but deterrence means they must believe those who might which to engage in actions which are illegal that they can’t make assumptions that actually this time is a good thing. I think that it is not in the interest of the objective to talk more than necessary about specifics.” When asked by media if he believe that the TCI needs a second radar station he said, “I am told that what we have is adequate to our needs. I am told by those who are responsible and utilizing the radar that they’re very pleased with the upgrading efforts that the U.K has carried out. I think that in fact we have a more than adequate now in the sense that before it wasn’t as good as it is now. The system in place is world class and these are used elsewhere including the U.K and this is an effort to make the best available in these islands and that’s why half a million dollars is being spent on it.”

• 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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Upgraded facilities on the way for Caribbean Cruisin/TCI Ferry By Todeline Defralien Caribbean Cruisin/TCI Ferry will soon get the long awaiting facility that is needed to bring forth better services to its local customers and guest alike. Algie Missick, one of the partners for Caribbean Cruisin’ told The SUN that they hope to be in the new 2-storey facility as of next year (2019) for the tourist season. Over the years persons have complained about small office spaces, not having a safe place to rest their bags/luggage as they wait for their boats and also the lack of shading. Missick said, “The site that we are on presently is owned by Sherlock Walkin who is presently upgrading the facilities. Another building is being constructed

Construction of new facilities for TCI Ferry

presently on which we hope to have the 2-storey building which will be almost two and a half times the size that we have now. Currently we operate from Walkin Marine, where we operate our ferry services to and from North and South Caicos and we also have a charter branch which (provides) charters for snorkeling, beach cruises or jet skis. We also operate another branch of the company from Blue Haven Marina... we hope to have all of our facilities under one roof.” Missick said that prior to the hurricanes last year (2017) they had tents outside for shade, but they were lost and it was decided not to put them back up. “It’s not viable to have that structure up, so we will simply wait until we get into a larger

facility to make our customers more comfortable, but for now there are some benches outside. Of course, with the number of traffic that’s not adequate,” he added. Missick said he is not aware of the cost for this project but he knows that it will be a substantial upgrade of the facility. He also revealed that Mr. Walkin intends to have a restaurant on the premises. Missick expressed his sincere apologies to the customers who have been complaining about the conditions and thanked them for their patronage and patience. “We’re looking forward to Mr. Walkin’s completion of his project so that we can provide better customer service and right now I am focusing on my staff on customer services. We have to upgrade even

though we’re in a facility that we may have outgrown because of our customer numbers. We are now focusing on customer service, how we greet guests, how we accommodate them and in a new facility we will really be able to greatly improve the delivery of our services,” he added. Missick emphasized that he wants to provide the customer service that as Turks and Caicos Islanders they will be proud of. “I would like to thank the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, for finally completing that project of navigational lights. This was something that we’ve been speaking to the Government about for a while, because it allows us to navigate the channels more safely particularly early in the morning,” he added.

Current facilities for TCI Ferry

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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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Grace Bay Resorts acquire Point Grace hotel Grace Bay Resorts announced that it will assume ownership and management of Point Grace, the pristine boutique resort located less than a mile from Grace Bay Club on the award-winning Grace Bay Beach, effective immediately. The resort will be rebranded a Grace Bay Resort property and will retain the Point Grace name, with gradual improvements planned over the next several months. Point Grace enjoys a world class location on Grace Bay Beach, consistently named the World’s Best Beach by leading travel publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, providing a n extraordinary oceanfront experience to rival any Caribbean resort. With 35 luxuriously appointed suites, the resort blends Caribbean charm with modern, chic design. Point Grace currently operates two restaurants, Hutchings Restaurant, nestled in a tropical garden setting overlooking the pool, and Grace’s Cottage, a dinner-only restaurant with a diverse gourmet Caribbean menu. Point Grace also offers intimate spa experiences, a wide range of water activities and hand-made excursions. “We are honored to have been selected by the resort’s longtime owner to assume this role and include Point Grace in the Grace Bay Resorts group. Our primary goal is protecting the storied legacy of this iconic property,” says Mark Durliat, Chief Executive

Point Grace hotel Officer and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “The original owner was a true pioneer in establishing this idyllic luxury resort and its dedicated staff have done an incredible job of establishing its strong presence in the market place.” Point Grace ownership and Grace Bay Resorts met with the staff approximately one month ago to announce the pending change and discuss the transition. Meetings were also held with Ministers of Government and Labour Commissioner to confirm

TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD STATISTICAL OFFICER An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Statistical Officer. This position is based in Grand Turk. The successful candidate will be responsible to compile, and compute data according to statistical formulas for the use in statistical reporting. This role will assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans and initiatives for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board and to provide general data regarding the performance of TCI Tourism. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Statistics  Enter information into databases or software programs for use in analyses or reports  Work collaboratively with the Statistical team to assist with the production of reports and news releases  Working in collaboration with the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics.  Prepare, analyze, and present statistical reports related to the tourism performance of the destination.  Source tourism statistical data that would be of interest to the destination.  Assist with the preparation of market research budget for surveys and statistical analysis.  Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers  Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy  Assist with the compilation of reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.  Participate in the publication of data or information THE CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES  A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.  Five (5) years working experience in the Tourism Sector, preferably operating in a similar capacity  Thorough knowledge of data analysis, Strong analytical, problem solving and statistical inference etc.  Excellent oral, written, communication and presentation skills.  Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team player to effectively interact with staff, service providers, Government Agencies and officials SALARY: Salary for this position is $33,000 per annum For consideration please submit the following documents to HR@turksandcaicostourism. com or submit to Deputy Director, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Front Street, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.  Cover Letter  Current Resume  Two (2) reference letters  Current Police Record  Resident Status Only persons shortlisted for an interview will be contacted in this regard. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, April 29, 2018

service standards. “We are delighted to welcome Point Grace to the Grace Bay Resorts family,” states Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “We believe in this impeccable product as well as the dedicated employees and will continue to enhance the guest experience in the years to come. We are confident that we will be able to complement the work which is already being done at Point Grace and help the resort reach its full potential.” The Point Grace story began over a century before ground was broken on the site that is now the resort. Grace Bay Beach is named after Grace Hutchings, a woman who visited the island on her honeymoon and quickly charmed the local residents. Over a century later, Point Grace was inspired and designed to do justice to that the transition would ensure Lady Grace. Today, that joyous spirit all staff remain employed, with – unsullied, innocent, yet ablaze with employment contracts and benefits natural splendor, resonates throughout remaining intact. The resort will the golden enclave of Point Grace. continue to run as before. Paired with Grace Bay Resorts’ As a Small Luxury Hotels of service and training standards as well the World affiliate, Point Grace is part as its deep sales and distribution team, of over 500 affiliated luxury hotels the addition of Point Grace to the in more than 80 countries that offer Grace Bay Resorts portfolio reinforces genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences. the award-winning hospitality Grace Bay Resorts will work alongside brand’s commitment to redefining Point Grace staff to implement luxury hospitality and service in the additional training programs and Caribbean. elevate the resort’s already strong

R OY AL W ES T I N DI ES R ES OR T ROYAL WEST INDIES RESORT, is looking for motivated proactive individuals to join its ‘Resort Team’ and contribute to this growing Condominium Resort. Candidates MUST want to actively participate in creating an excellent and professional guest experience. •HOUSEKEEPERS •CLEANER •GARDENER FULL-TIME •GARDENER PART-TIME •LABOURER Requirements: •Performs routine duties in cleaning and servicing of guest rooms under supervision of housekeeping supervisor. •Prepares and cleans guests’ rooms by making beds, cleaning kitchen areas, bathrooms, floors, corridors, furniture and appliances. •Removal of trash and dirty linen from rooms. • Responsible for spring cleaning of their area as per schedule. •Cleaning of all offices, laundry, cafeteria, front and back of house •Cleaning of all doors, windows, furniture as required •Check all pathways and sweep any debris •Cut tree limbs, hedges and plants daily as directed by the Head Gardener •Apply insecticide and pesticide on gardens, trees and bushes as directed •Ensure that all areas of the resort are presentable on a daily basis •Fit and able for heavy lifting •Personality suited for the hotel industry •Must be customer friendly •Willing to work split shifts, holidays and weekends. •Daily replenishment of room items and restocking of closets •Daily cleaning of buildings •Ensure that all lobbies and public facilities are kept in a neat and clean condition, such as rooms, hallways and restrooms. •Sweep, mop, scrub and polish floors, remove trash collected by attendants and collects linen and other supplies from floor linen closets. •Promotes a positive image of the property to guests and owners. •Must be able to work on weekends and public holidays •MUST speak English and the ability to write and read English Wages $6.50-$7.00/hour All resumes and applications must be forwarded to: Royal West Indies Resort P.O. Box 482, Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands You may also fax to: (649)946-5008


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Lormeka Morley-Williams appointed new Deputy Director of DECR The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lormeka Morley-Williams as the Deputy Director of the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR). The former Red Cross Director, Ms. Williams recently made the Turks & Caicos Islands proud as recipient of the 2016/17 Chevening Scholarship, completing her Masters of Science degree in Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent at the end of last year. Ms. Williams is no stranger

to the DECR, where she previously worked on various policy development and review, environmental education, and research projects. She holds over 10 years of teaching, training, and professional experience in the Turks & Caicos private and public sectors. Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor and head of the public service Anya Williams, said; “We are pleased to formally welcome Mrs. Williams to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and to congratulate her on her new appointment. We are certain that her educational background, experience and passion for the environment will

be an asset to the department and the country as a whole and look forward to working with her.” Mrs. Williams, who has a passionate appreciation of the nature and wildlife of the Turks and Caicos Islands, stated; “Following on from the recent completion of my studies, I am happy to return to my country to serve in such a capacity and very excited to begin working in the community with the Department to promote and ensure the sustainability of our vital natural resources and bio-diverse environment, which will protect our tourism and fishery industries in the Ms. Lormeka Morley-Williams years to come.”

Kardashian sisters visit TCI together. The sisters were spotted at some of the most famous local spots in Popular Kardashian sisters, Providenciales including The Conch Kim and Kourtney recently visited Shack, Chinson’s and Ricky’s on the the Take Turks and Caicos for some beach. Kourtney also was joined by beach, fun in the sun and showing off boyfriend Younes Bendjima on the of their bikini bods. trip. While visiting the tropics, Last time the Kardashian Kim and Kourtney stayed at the five- visited, they took over a massive villa star Amanyara Resort and shared on Long Bay Beach for the week and a handful of snaps of themselves had a few days out on the water. The Kardashians are rocking their bikinis, enjoying paddle board on the island and walking on one of the most famous family in the white sandy beaches. America and they’ve become some of The pair both posted Hollywood’s most known faces thanks Instagram stories this weekend to their TV show ‘Keeping Up with Kourtney and Kim Kardashian in TCI detailing their fabulous vacation the Kardashians’. By Todeline Defralien

FOOD & BEVERAGE RETAIL MANAGER – GRAND TURK (TCI) A vibrant, fast paced group of attraction companies is seeking a dynamic individual to join its Senior Management Team as Food & Beverage Retail Manager for its Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Island operation. The Food & Beverage Manager is responsible for leading the food and beverage service staff and ensuring the highest level of member service by overseeing all aspects of service and service staff during operating hours, while working in a clean and safe environment, and meeting all financial goals for sales and expenses. All successful applicants must: Be at least 21 years old. • 2 years of Food & Beverage Supervisor Experience • Must be well spoken in English. • Possess excellent interpersonal & written communication skills. • Trustworthy & Reliable disposition with a clean criminal record. • Positive & disciplined work attitude in a customer service oriented business. • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends, public holidays as necessary to meet the challenging needs of cruise ship schedules and/or reasonable needs of the business. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: o Supervise Food & Beverage department o Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing ethical business practices. o Have excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including peoplemanagement, leadership and both written and verbal communication skills. o Protects employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment. o Have a full clean driving license. o Complete Daily Reports CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS APRIL 30th 2018 Please forward all applications to: gtadmin@chukka.com CHUKKA HUMAN RESOURCES CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES (TCI) LTD South Base Lyndon Gardiner Boulevard Grand Turk

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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Treating that stye in your eye By Dr. Marsha Barnett Ever heard the saying, “Don’t get a stye in your eye?” A stye is a relatively common eye condition where there is a swelling on the eyelid with a bump that looks like a pimple. It can affect the upper or lower eyelid and is usually on the external aspect of the eye though it can occur on the inner aspect of the lid as well. The medical name for a stye is a hordeolum. WHAT CAUSES A STYE? Your eyelids have lots of tiny oil glands, especially around the eyelashes. Dead skin, dirt, or oil buildup can clog or block the tiny holes the glands secrete from. When a gland is blocked, the gland continues to produce secretions which back up in the body of the eyelid. Subsequently, bacteria can grow inside and cause a stye to develop. HOW DOES IT PRESENT? A stye is a swelling on the eyelid and as such there is usually an obvious swelling to the affected area. It is most times accompanied by pain, swelling and soreness. At times there may be an accompanying eye discharge with crusting of the eyelids. HOW DO I TREAT IT?

There are a few things you

can do at home before you see your doctor. Of course, if the condition continues to worsen over a few days or a yellow eye discharge is seen or if you have moderate pain, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact your physician. •WARM COMPRESSES A warm compress is one of the most effective ways to treat a stye. Not only will you find it soothing but the warmth helps dissolve the pus and oil so the stye can drain naturally. Wet a clean towel with warm water until damp. Then gently place it over your eye for about 5 to 10 minutes. You can also use warm teabags! Black tea is perhaps the best option as it helps reduce swelling and is thought to have antibacterial properties. Let the teabag steep for about a minute, remove it from the warm water, allow it to cool to a reasonable temperature and then place it over the eye for 5 to 10 minutes until it cools. Warm compresses can be done 3 to 4 times a day. •OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS Some antibiotic creams and eyedrops can be sourced over the counter however a wider range and sometimes stronger formulations are available by prescription. Over the counter pain killers such as aspirin and Advil may also be beneficial to

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

reduce pain and swelling. •PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL INTERVENTION If despite your best efforts the stye persists or worsens, or if the symptoms of swelling and pain are not subsiding, or your vision is being affected, you should see your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic cream for the infection especially if the stye is affecting the outer lid and eyedrops when affecting the inner aspect of the eyelid. On some occasions, eye drops or ointments that contain antibiotics mixed with a steroid may be given. In moderate to severe cases, a course of oral antibiotics may be prescribed along with painkillers which target the inflammation in the area. On rare occasions, styes sometimes need to be professionally drained, especially if they are on the internal eyelid or affecting your vision. •CHANGES IN YOUR ROUTINE If you have the habit of touching your face, try to desist from rubbing or itching the eyes as you can worsen the infection and also spread it to the other eye. Although some women might find it difficult to do, you should avoid using makeup if you have a stye. It can irritate the eye and delay the healing process. You can also transfer

Dr. Marsha Barnett bacteria to your makeup tools and spread the infection to your other eye. Additionally, you should wash your makeup brushes regularly and throw out any eye products that are over three months old. If you wear contact lenses, you should also avoid wearing them when you have an eye infection. Stick with your glasses until your stye heals. Bacteria from the stye can get onto the contacts and spread the infection. *Dr. Marsha Barnett is a general practitioner who also specializes in dermatology. For questions or comments, please contact at drmarshabarnett@gmail.com or at Associated Medical Practices 946-4242.

 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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TCI athletes achieve historic four medals at FLOW CARIFTA 2018

Turks and Caicos Islands recorded historic achievements at the FLOW CARIFTA 2018 Games in Nassau, The Bahamas by securing 4 medals. The former Minister for Sports, Hon. Karen Malcolm, who held the portfolio for Sports until February 1, 2018 when it was transferred to Minister Hon. Edwin Astwood, attended the Games which commenced on Friday March 30th 2018. Also, in attendance at the Games was Speaker of the House, Hon. Dwayne Taylor. Hon. Malcolm sent congratulations to the entire Team TCI for their outstanding performance; stating, “I want to congratulate the young people who have represented our country so well at CARIFTA. I was so proud to watch the performance of our young athletes

from the sidelines. They all did an excellent job, however, I must applaud the admirable performance of those who obtained medals and achieved their personal best at the Games. I would be remiss if I did not offer congratulations to the coaches and the persons who accompanied the athletes to the Bahamas. Team TCI has made its mark. This is the first time a team has won four medals at a CARFITA Games.” The results of the medal placement are as follows: GOLD Medalist, Wikenson Fenelon, won the Octathlon; SILVER Medalist, Ken Reyes, who came second in the Under 20 Boys 800m; BRONZE Medalists, 4 x 100m Boys Under 17, Joshua Meghoo, Wooslyn Harvey, Daveon Durham and Darren Pierret; and BRONZE Medalist, Javelin throw

CRIME UPDATE ARREST On Sunday, April 8th, 2018 a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary in relation to two burglaries reported over the weekend. The accused is still in Police custody. BURGLARY Police on Providenciales are investigating a Burglary of the TCI Middle School that was reported to the 911 Centre on Friday, April 6th, 2018. According to reports, the complainant secured the school on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 and upon his return,

he discovered the school broken into and ransacked. Missing were one Brand new Lenovo laptop valued at USD$400.00, one laptop valued USD$500, and one Digital camera valued USD$50. A Turtle Cove burglary was reported on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 8:51 a.m. The Business owner told Police he discovered his business burgled. Missing were a Honda pressure washer (red n black) valued USD$1000, a red Air tank valued at USD$50, Arc stick welder valued $USD600, a set of Screw Drivers Valued at USD$150, three 100ft power cords color yellow, orange and black valued at USD$70 each, one case of engine oil valued USD$110, one yellow vacuum cleaner valued USD$189, and four snorkel gears valued at USD$150. This incident is still under investigation.

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

from Katrell Pierre. The Minister, Hon. Malcolm added; “We, as a nation must be extremely proud of the medalists. Their performance was superb and we have a great caliber of athletes. Watching them compete on an international stage was a lifetime experience. I am very impressed. Every member of Team TCI gave their best. This was demonstrated in their performance this year. It illustrates that discipline along with hard work and determination are definitely the keys to success. Again, I am so proud of their performance.” The Minister also stated that she was very pleased with the group of athletes who travelled to Jamaica to compete in CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Their performances were also excellent and although

they did not achieve a medal, most of them achieved their personal best and gained exposure to the world of swim competition. Minister Malcolm encourages all youth to get involved in competition; be it athletics or otherwise. She emphasized that her government will continue to invest in Sports. She further added; “It is the intention of my government to improve the conditions offered to athletes, improve facilities available for them, and strengthen the country’s sport programmes in order to produce more world class athletes. I can assure everyone that Sports is a priority for My Government; we will be strengthening our investment in sports to allow our children to develop their individual abilities from an early age.”

It was reported to Police on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 that the Jericho Baptist Church was burglarized. According to the complainant, the church was secured on Saturday, April 7th, and upon arrival, she discovered that the glass of the front door was broken. Missing items included two Samsung flat screen 50-inch televisions, still sealed in box; value and colour unknown. Further investigations are to be to be carried out. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force continue to appeal to the general public who may have any information that can assist in the detection of any crime to come forward, or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901, 941-8082, 911 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-8008477.

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Paradise Smiles is looking to fill the following positions:

Dental Nurse/Hygienist

Job Duties: •Checking gums and teeth for oral abnormalities •Taking and developing dental x-rays •Educating patients on oral hygiene •Developing care plans for maintaining good dental hygiene •Smoothing and polishing restorations •Fluoride administration and sealant applications •Administering local anesthetic •Removing stains and plaque •Preparing and maintaining dental instruments, supplies and equipment.

General Dentist Job Duties:The jobholder must have aDegree in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) as they will be responsible for diagnosing and treating patients at multiple locations.The responsibility of the Jobholder will be to: •Provide a full range of extensive treatments (preventative, restorative and surgical), examples include the giving of injections for infiltrations and nerve blocks, the extraction of teeth, the cutting of cavities with high speed rotary instruments. •Plan the appropriate order of treatment, implement, and interpret / refine as treatment progresses to final stage. •Discuss specific treatment plans, if appropriate, analyze patient information and adapt for individual needs. •Analyze patient information and adapt treatment if appropriate. •Treat patient groups including children and adults and those with multiple complex needs. Understand the needs of patients with anxiety and disabilities and carry out their treatment accordingly. Pay will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit applications to email: paradise.smiles12@gmail.com


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Wake up and stand up TCI

Oswald Skippings By Oswald Skippings My Turks and Caicos people, the dictates of democracy demand loyalty not to the British, or to the special interest groups that compromise aspiring politicians, or even to the elected hierarchy itself, but loyalty to the electorate that positioned the government in the coveted seat of power and authority. Finally, the dictates of democracy demand loyalty to country. If a government is defeated enough to admit governmental impotency because of tied hands which it cannot loose, and worse yet, is not trying to loose, then don’t hold the people and country hostage in order for you to continue to get exorbitant salaries and allowances and to qualify for inflated pensions. That is tantamount to political extortion. Your responsibility then, is to be honest, compassionate and loyal to your people and country and step aside and allow persons to step in who have already broken colonial chains that bound their hands; persons with experience and guts, persons who are not compromised by special interest groups and persons who have no reason to fear the British. This is not the first time the Turks and Caicos people were subjected to a draconian constitution that wreaked of oppressive colonialism. This is not the first time the British scrapped a workable constitution and installed an interim British administration and a new workable constitution had to be negotiated and achieved that allowed for a reasonable, workable and progressive level of internal self governance. I know! This is not political rhetoric or wishful thinking. This is not another long shot gambling proposition. I was there during all those occasions from the very offset when a ministerial government constitution was gotten. I was one of those at the forefront on each and every one of those dreadful occasions to break those chains, loose those tied hands, and get rid of the oppressive colonial constitutions.

It is not an impossible task. It has been done over and over again and any group with proven experience, political credibility, vision, diplomatic acumen and guts, can, and will, achieve it again if necessary; and it’s necessary now more than ever. This is not a sand dirt and dolly house challenge. This is a real political and diplomatic challenge for real men and women with love and patriotic passion for country and people over political party and family. This calls for both innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and approaches coupled with experience, determination and know-how. This calls for leadership with a resolve that failure is not an option. For God’s sake, this is the 21st century. If we as leaders are going to be effective and successful in this challenge, we have to know that nobody is better than us, regardless of their nationality and rank. We have to know that common sense and intelligence do not go by race or country, for God has blessed us all with those attributes. We have to know our human and fundamental rights and how to go about securing them and not settle for less. Last, but by no means least, we need to trust in God and not in witchcraft. My Turks and Caicos people, let’s stop playing politricks, familytics, and partytics, and realize that time is running out on us and soon we are not going to be able to correct the mountain of atrocities that are being heaped on our heads. Let’s vote for people who are real, capable and committed, whether they are in a first second, third or tenth party or whether they are independents. We must be ever mindful that it is us, the electorate, who are responsible for leaders with tied hands being in authority over us. We voted them in during elections for the wrong reasons. Remember that the clock of disaster is ticking away on us. We no longer have the costly luxury of displaying apathy, complacency and petty, divisive, party politics. We can no longer afford it. WAKE UP AND STAND UP TCI.

TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Marketing Executive. This position is based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will support the promotion and positioning of the Turks and Caicos Islands as a preferred tourist destination, guided by the Strategic Plan and annual Marketing Plan of the Tourist Board. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Development of the annual marketing plan and budget of the Board of Tourism •Provide oversight of the marketing plans, programmes and budgets in all overseas marketing offices •Prepare and finalize quarterly marketing budgets, based on submissions from each overseas marketing office •Review and ensure updating of marketing collateral and website content for all markets •Participate in trade and consumer shows, tourism conferences and other major events as requested by the Director of Tourism •Review trade and consumer show schedules and recommend staff participation •Write promotional pieces, proof copy and approve final content for features, supplements and promotional pieces published on the destination in trade and consumer publications •Organize and propose content and layout for destination and niche brochures and other promotional pieces •Work with editors and publishers to design layout options for specific promotions •Supervise the advertising and promotion activities in the overseas marketing offices •Schedule and organize familiarization and press trips •Assist with destination promotions in magazines by negotiating with magazines, liaising with designers, proposing suitable publications, assessing advertising proposals etc. •Assist with developing and implementing the promotions and events schedule •Assist with getting the buy in and financial support for the promotions and events being scheduled •Assist with planning, implementing and coordinating all major local promotional events •Review and make an input into advertising requests that originate from any of the marketing offices, and forward to the ad agency, for processing •Oversee the conducting of market research and market intelligence, working in collaboration with the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics, the Statistical Officer, the Product Development and Market Research Officer and with other sources •Conduct research to ascertain if the Turks and Caicos Islands gets value for money by participating in and hosting all of its onshore and offshore events •Conduct research/market intelligence for the Director of Tourism as requested •Review the analysis of statistical data gathered from the ED cards to inform decision-making in all aspects of the work of the Board of Tourism •Oversee the administrative details with respect to destination marketing and PR activities on island • Supervise the work of the three (3) Marketing Executives in the overseas marketing offices and the Public Relations Officer  Maintain the relevant contact databases of industry partners and consumers who submit inquiries. • Liaise with marketing staff in all offices to share information on a consistent basis and to create synergies and opportunities for inter-office collaboration  Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the TCI Board of Tourism  Any other duties as directed by the Director of Tourism REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, or Tourism Management/Development, with at least 5 years relevant work experience.  Post graduate training in Tourism Marketing is desirable  Sound knowledge of local tourism products and services.  High level of computer proficiency  Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.  Excellent time management, organization and scheduling skills.  Well developed, analytical and problem-solving skills  Ability to interface effectively with all internal and external stakeholders including Government Ministries and and department  Ability to work with minimal supervision.  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to Travel  Must be able to work extended hours, weekends and holidays WORK ENVIRONMENT  The job is performed in an office environment most of the time and other time, out in the field  Results-driven environment  A dynamic tourism environment  Goal accomplishment within an environment of change and flux SALARY: Salary for this position is set at $48,000 annually and allowances For consideration please submit the following documents to Human Resources HR@turksandcaicostourism.com :  Cover Letter  Current Resume  Two (2) reference letters  Current Police Record  Resident Status Only persons shortlisted for an interview will be contacted in this regard. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, 29h April 2018


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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

and should reach not later than April 20th, 2018


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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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Job Title: Chief Executive Officer Reporting to: Board of Directors Location: Invest Turks and Caicos Offices - Providenciales Job Summary:

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The Chief Executive Officer is the chief executive of Invest Turks and Caicos and is responsible for the success of the organisation. Together with the Board, the incumbent is expected to lead the implementation of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Government’s economic development vision, attract significant investments to the various inhabited islands, oversee services for Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) businesses and support expanded sustainable development throughout the entire Turks and Caicos Islands. These investments will be expected to build a successful, sustainable economy and provide improved opportunities for employment and growth. As well, the Chief Executive Officer will be actively engaged through the Agency in supporting trade and small businessdevelopment. The Board has delegated responsibility for day to day management operations to the Chief Executive Officer and s/he has the authority to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The incumbent will ensure that the organisation has motivated staff who produce positive results using international best practices. The position involves overseeing a staff of up to fifteen persons who are predominately highly trained investment professionals. The incumbent is expected to be a systems thinker who is customer-focused and goal-driven. The Chief Executive is expected to be a strong leader who can develop a cohesive team within the organisation and across TCI to drive new investment to the country. Key Objectives: 1. To manage the day to day operations of Invest TCI through planning, organising, coordinating, directing and controlling the functions of the Agency. This includes developing and implementing a rolling five-year Strategic Plan, complete with annual marketing plans and budgets;monitoring financial and operational performance; and ensuring that the organisation has a full complement of operating policies and procedures for both internal operations and for dealing with prospective investors and daily operations. 2. To facilitate the approval of qualified investment from existing applicants and “shovel ready” projects. 3. To ensure the development of an outstanding lead generation system, along with a strong due diligence programme, a market intelligence capacity, investor outreach and network maintenance and enhancement using international best practices. 4. To ensure the effective, efficient and economic use of human, financial and physical resources. 5. To engage constructively with various government Ministries, other relevant organisations and agencies and the private sector, both locally and internationally to support quality investment projects and to market the country. 6. To generate significant foreign direct investment to the country and to support and encourage domestic investors to participate in the economy. 7. To generate significant domestic investment through various small business programmes, including the MSME programme and financial assistance provided to the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). 8. To lead investment promotion and trade missions to various locations and conduct awareness marketing to raise the profile of TCI as an investment destination. 9. To develop and install a client relationship management and tracking systems from initial contact to aftercare. 10. To develop and manage a programme of legislation review and reform for various developmental programmes that encourage Inward Investment and seek opportunities for expansion and extension of Investment potential though various agreements. 11. To carry out any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Board as essential to the organisation. PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS Education and qualifications: The preferred candidate should have a master’s degree in finance, business administration, economics or related field, from a recognised institution of higher learning and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience or a combination of education and experience sufficient to meet the requirements of the position of CEO at Invest Turks and Caicos. Experience and Knowledge: Minimum of ten (10)or more years of senior management experience at a public or private enterprise/company/agency engaged in investment development and/or promotion/marketing. Clear evidence of strong leadership skills, demonstrated management skills, track record of successful lead generation and marketing along with a proven ability to mentor and grow staff. Skills: 1. Track record of excellence in current and previous employment. 2. Proven skills in investment promotion, strategic planning, project management and execution, especially as related to development projects. 3. Understanding of budgetary procedures and operational budget development/ implementation. 4. Strong track record of leadership, sales success and investment facilitation. 5. Strong track record of staff management and successful programme/project implementation. 6. Consistently displays integrity and model behavior. 7. Proven ability to motivate and develop teams/people. 8. Strong writing and presentational skills. 9. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills-innovative,creative and forward thinking 10. Adeptin use of MS Office,particularly Power point, Excel and Word, and ideally Accessor similar database to basic level, internet andemail. Other Requirements: 1. Fluent English 2. Understanding of the social, economic, cultural and historical issues facing the TCI. 3. Commitment to travel by air, land and sea. 4. Willingness to work outside normal office hours. Salary and Allowances: Salary is in the range of $100,000 to $120,000, negotiable based on qualifications and experience. A standard set of benefits and allowances are additional. Deadline Date for Applications The deadline date for applications is April 27th, 2018 Turks and Caicos time. Application Procedure Interested persons should 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 the Passport photo page. Applications can be submitted by courier or delivered directly to Invest Turks and Caicos at Unit 2D, Courtyard Plaza, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, prior to the deadline. The application should be addressed to TheChairman - Invest Turks and Caicos and envelopes should have the words “Chief Executive Officer” clearly marked on the front. Alternatively, applications can be emailed to chairman@investturksandcaicos.tc The subject line in the email should read “Chief Executive Officer”. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.


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A PARTNERSHIP THAT GROWS TOGETHER We understand the value of great partnerships. FortisTCI values its relationship with the National Insurance Board (NIB). By investing together, we are building our economy and supporting the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our 2016 US $5million bond issue with NIB has helped FortisTCI to fund major infrastructure projects resulting in a well-planned, resilient electricity grid to support the country’s 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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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 at careers@theshoreclubtc.com no 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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Women of Achievement awarded at High Heels in High Places luncheon T

he Chamber of Commerce of Marion Williams- Honorary Woman of Providenciales successfully greeted Achievement, Barbara Johnson- Arts & and hosted over 80 women of various Culture, Gertrude Forbes-Community backgrounds at its first High Heels in Enhancement and Kendra HallHigh Places Luncheon in the Messel Science/Technology/Environment/ Ballroom of the Palms on the April 8th, Healthcare. Keynote speaker was 2018. Decorated to the Nine with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty from Floral DĂŠcor, Candles, accents of Pink Ohio, USA, who gave very stirring and High Heel ornaments set the and exciting remarks as she stepped platform for an event of noteworthy away from the podium and made her address while simultaneously working mention. The event took time to the crowd through invigorating recognize Women of Achievement interaction. The High Heels in High within the Turks and Caicos Islands who sat at the head tables and were Places Luncheon is an opportunity to presented with beautiful glass trophy honor and celebrate the outstanding awards laser engraved with the contributions of women in our signature heel, Chamber of Commerce community. Winners of a Women of Providenciales Logo and the recognized Achievement Award embody specific category. characteristics that contribute to The awardees of the afternoon making the TCI a better place for all were Josephine Connolly- Business citizens to live. The following are photographs & Industry, Yolande Robinson- Education, Ryesha Higgs- Up and from the first annual event. Coming, Pastor Karen Higgs- Spiritual,

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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 at careers@theshoreclubtc.com no 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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APRIL 14TH, 2018 – APRIL 21ST, 2018  Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the TCI Tourist Board  Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Tourism  Any other duties as directed by the Director of Tourism

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Executive Assistant. This position is based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will provide technical and administrative support to the Director of Tourism in the execution of his duties; and the office management functions of the Providenciales office. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Support the Director of Tourism in undertaking any of his executive functions at the technical level, to include writing of reports, undertaking research, preparation of presentations and speeches, liaising with relevant tourism and tourism related entities etc. •Support the Director of Tourism, with respect to administrative functions to include typing/word processing, filing, coordination of mail and answering of correspondence. •Managing travel arrangements, liaising with staff etc. •Look after the maintenance of supplies, furniture and office equipment in the Providenciales office •Supervise and coordinate all front office activities including reception, mail, purchasing, facilities, office services and meeting arrangements/ preparation •Ensure reception area is adequately covered and maintains a professional image at all times; supervise the housekeeping of office facilities •Arrange and participate in staff meetings and record minutes and attend other meetings and seminars as required. •Maintain employee directory •Participate as needed in Tourist Board activities/projects •Supervise the Visitor Receptionist, Office/Visitor Receptionist, and Office Cleaners, and delegate duties as appropriate •Asst with HR duties when necessary

 A Degree in Business Management or related discipline from an accredited university, with at least 3 years work experience in a business environment  Ability to maintain highest levels of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive data and situations  Ability to communicate sensitive information to management and employees  Ability to act as recording secretary as required for management/staff meetings  Proficiency in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and PowerPoint  Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills  Strong organizational skills  Attention to detail  Excellent social and interpersonal skills  Good health and high energy level Working Conditions:  A dynamic work environment  Interface with relevant government ministries and departments and tourism private sector entities  Goal accomplishment within an environment of change and flux  Work hours may extend to evenings, weekends and holidays SALARY: Salary for this position is set at $40,200 annually and allowances For consideration please submit the following documents to Human Resources HR@turksandcaicostourism.com  Cover Letter  Current Resume  Two (2) reference letters  Current Police Record  Resident Status Only persons shortlisted for an interview will be contacted in this regard. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, 29th April 2018

•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

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Page 29 incidents to supervisor with a view toward minimizing repeat incidents •Act as front Office Clerk on non ship days •Recommend ways to enhance the customer experience at the cruise terminal, looking at all of the services provide •Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the TCI Tourist Board •Perform other duties as directed by the Deputy Director of Tourism and the Director of Tourism

TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD VISITOR RECEPTIONIST An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Visitor Receptionist. This position is based in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will provide exceptional customer service and accurate tourism information to guests arriving by cruise ship; to respond to communication inquiries and requests as well as visitor complaints; to maintain the TCI Tourist Board’s presence at the Grand Turk Cruise Center, and to assist in the development of new tourism products for the destination, with special emphasis on the cultural tourism product.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS  High School education, two years of relevant experience, and thorough knowledge of the Turks and Caicos Islands tourism product  Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills  Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership  Ability to be flexible in approach towards assignments and ambiguous guidelines  Excellent social and interpersonal skills  Problem-solving skills  Good health and high energy level WORKING CONDITIONS:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Manage Board of Tourism Cruise Center booth and greet visitors arriving by cruise ship •Provide accurate tourism information on accommodations, tourist sites, culture, activities, dining, transportation, and any other relevant information •Distribute TCI tourism information including brochures, magazines, CD’s, etc. •Stay alert to guest concerns and complaints related to arrival; keep supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems and unusual matters of significance, and make recommendations for how common complaints can be addressed •Maintain favorable working relationships with tourism partners, including cruise ship personnel, immigration and customs officers, taxi drivers, and car rental agents •Assist as needed in completing all functions necessary to ensure positive guest reception at the Cruise Center •Regularly research tourism information to ensure information provided is accurate, timely and up to date •Maintain high level of awareness of TCI tourism products, programs, activities and events •Monitor information queries and complaints about the TCI tourism product and/or services and respond promptly; report such complaints to supervisor or relevant authorities as appropriate •Assist in resolving poor customer service situations and report

 Work location may be split between the Board of Tourism office and the Grand Turk Cruise Center  Interface with tourists arriving to TCI, relevant government agents and departments, and tourism private sector entities  Ability to travel locally between office and Cruise Port, and regionally and internationally as needed  Ability to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays SALARY: Salary for this position is set at $28,800 annually and allowances For consideration please submit the following documents to Human Resources mlightbourne@turksandcaicostourism.com or submit to The Chairman, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Regent Grand, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands:  Cover Letter  Current Resume  Two (2) reference letters  Current Police Record  Resident Status Only persons shortlisted for an interview will be contacted in this regard. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 20th April 2018

SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES, SOUTH CAICOS Several Openings: Resource Management Lecturer, Student Affairs Manager, Diving Safety Officer, Academic Interns Job Summaries and Qualifications: Resource Management Lecturer – PhD required; Student Affairs Manager – Minimum BS degree required (Masters preferred), Dive Master certification; Diving Safety Officer – Coordinates all scuba activities, BS degree and PADI Instructor Cert required; Academic Intern – Assist all faculty and waterfront, BS degree (Masters preferred) and Divemaster Cert (PADI preferred) required; All positions required to live on-site, minimum Open Water Scuba Diver unless otherwise stated, prior experience living/working at a field station and boat handling is preferred.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

To Apply: Please send your CV to HHERTLER@FIELDSTUDIES.ORG by July 1, 2017. Start Date: August 2017

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.

RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited wishes to advise its clients that due to a recent change in the United States Federal Reserve interest rate, the US$ prime interest rate will increase from 4.5% p.a. to 4.75% p.a. effective May 7, 2018.

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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APRIL 14TH, 2018 – APRIL 21ST, 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 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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Elegant Roffers

In Grand Turk Needs a Labourer To work 6 days per week Salary $8.00 per hour Please Contact: 243-2928 Sun & Sea Property Maintenance and Cleaning Services Is Seeking 1 Maintenance Worker To work 6 days per week and be on call Salary: $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 232-2001

Mark Pankhust

Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week For $7 per hour Please Contact 431-2696 681513

Captain Marvin’s Watersports

APRIL 14TH, 2018 – APRIL 21ST, 2018

Is seeking 1 Painter To work 6 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact – 243-6197

BLUE DIAMOND LOUNGE

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Seeks to employ 1 Barmaid To work 6 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please contact: 247-3275

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Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week Salary $6:50 per hour Please Contact: 347-5954

Is seeking 1 Kitchen Helper Salary $6.25 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 331-6208

In Grand Turk Needs 1 Cook Salary $8.00 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 331-6208

In Grand Turk Needs 3 Bar-Maids Salary $6.25 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact 331-6208

Payless Warhouse/ Quality Food Mart

PROVO BODYSHOP

MBA CONSTRUCTION

Christopher Parsons

SEEKS

Is seeking an Assistant Manager Pay: $700.00 per week Working hours: 44 hours Please Contact: 946-1269

SEEKS 3 BODYMEN Must be able to realign car frames and chassis and able to paint Must have at least 5 years experience Salary $9.00 per hour Please Contact: 241-5563

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

Almada Verneice Wilson

Ward’s Consultancy

John Malcolm of South Caicos

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

Is looking to hire a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week Salary $6.50 per hour Contact# 231-2894

Is seeking a Parasail Captain To work 6 days per week For $12 per hour Please Contact 231-0643

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Male cops searching females in Trinidad The Police Complaints Authority is taking issue with the police service’s statement that male officers can lawfully search female suspects. In a media statement issued on Thursday, PCA’s Deputy Director Michelle Solomon-Baksh said that according to TTPS standing orders, only in limited and extreme circumstances should a male officer search a female suspect. On Wednesday at a weekly press briefing Insp Sean Sookram of the Court and Process Branch spoke on the lawfulness of the search of women by male officers. Sookram claimed that there was no law preventing male officers from searching and arresting female suspects. He pointed out that such

incidents were rare, and that female officers had been assigned to every police unit and division. The PCA stated that in September, 2017 it advised the TTPS about several complaints that the PCA received regarding the absence of female officers during raids and searches. “Standing Order 47(8) of the TTPS Standing Orders prescribes that the officer in charge of a division/ branch shall ensure that female officers attached to his/her division/branch are made available to perform on a daily basis the functions mentioned therein, including participation in raids and searches which may involve women and children. It is therefore a practice and policy set out by the police themselves to have a female officer act on a daily basis. So it is only

in extreme and limited circumstances that a male officer will have to search a female suspect”, the PCA stated. “The Police Service regulations also set out specific cases where women must be searched by women and not men. Regulation 105 states that, ‘Prisoners shall be searched on arrest and also before being placed in the cells and again on being taken from the cells. At the station male prisoners shall be searched by two male officers and female prisoners by the police matron or women police officers.’ Legislation in certain cases also mandate that women be searched by women and not men. Under the Firearms Act Chap. 16:04, where a police officer has reasonable cause to suspect that any person is carrying a firearm or ammunition in a public place contrary to any of the provisions

Man living in UK 56 years loses job in immigration battle Michael Braithwaite, a “It made me feel like I special needs teaching assistant was an alien. I almost fell apart who has lived in the UK for with the stress,” he said. 56 years, has lost his job after Braithwaite is one of the results of employment many people who came to Britain immigration check deemed him from the Caribbean decades ago an illegal immigrant. and are now face issues because Braithwaite, who came of their inability to produce the to Britain from Barbados in 1961 documentation required to prove with his family, had no idea their right to work, right to access that he didn’t have the right services or right to remain in the documents to prove his right to UK. Some of those affected are work, having married in London, facing deportation. fathered three British children Braithwaite was and worked since leaving school. unaware that he lacked the The discovery came necessary paperwork required to when his immigration status was work in the UK. looked into during a routine check “I never applied for a at the north London primary British passport. We thought we school that he had worked at for were British,” he said. more than 15 years. Braithwaite Braithwaite was nine was asked to produce a biometric years old when he arrived in card in order to continue his London with his family. His father employment. had come over from Barbados to Biometric cards are work in the Post Office. He came required to prove identity, right to the UK before 1973, meaning to study or work in the UK and he has an automatic permanent right to public services or benefits. right to remain. However, the They are granted to those who “hostile environment” policy apply to come to the UK for introduced by Theresa May longer than six months or apply in 2013, forces everyone from to settle in the UK, providing employers and landlords to their immigration application is schools and universities to run approved. their own immigration checks, The 66-year-old has and face charges if they don’t spoken to The Guardian about the report those they believe are here impact his uncertain immigration illegally. status has had on his health. A Home Office

of the Act the police officer may search that person but where that person is a woman the search shall be carried out only by a female member of the Police Service, the Department of Customs and Excise, the Immigration Department or the Defence Force”. The PCA is of the view that the Police Service has not only implemented its own rules to ensure that female officers are always present, but it also be guided by the law. “Female suspects should not be subjected to any humiliation, inhumane or degrading treatment and searches by men should not be the usual practice. Furthermore, when a male officer searches a female suspect, an account and justification should be given for the absence of the female officer as prescribed by Standing Order 47(8)”.

Two appointed to Court of Appeal in Bermuda

Michael Braithwaite spokesperson said: “We will be in touch with Mr Braithwaite very soon to assure him that we are looking to resolve his case as soon as possible and issue him with documentation confirming his status here. We value the contribution made by Commonwealth citizens who have made a life in the UK.” Ahead of the 70th anniversary of Windrush and in response to the immigration difficulties that numerous British residents from the Caribbean are experiencing, a petition has been launched appealing to the government to grant amnesty to people who came to Britain as minors between between 1948 and 1971. Amelia Gentleman, the Guardian journalist who interviewed Braithwaite, has since tweeted that a few minutes after her article was published, the Home Office notified Braithwaite to say that “his documents had been approved”.

Anthony Smellie

Elizabeth Gloster

Two new members of the Bermuda Court of Appeal have been announced. Anthony Smellie, Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, will join the court in June. Elizabeth Gloster, vice-president of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, will start in January next year. John Rankin, the Governor, announced the appointments this afternoon. Mr Rankin said: “I am very pleased to announce the appointments of Justice Smellie and Lady Justice Gloster to Bermuda’s Court of Appeal following the recommendations of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee. “Bermuda is fortunate to be able to attract such distinguished jurists to maintain the quality of our courts, providing service at the highest possible level for the people of Bermuda.” Mr Justice Smellie has served as a judge of the Grand Court in the Cayman Island’s since 1993. He became Chief Justice in 1998.Mr Justice Smellie was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. He earlier served as Jamaica’s Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and as Solicitor General and Acting Attorney General for the Cayman Islands. Lady Justice Gloster was made as a High Court judge for England and Wales in 2004 and joined the Court of Appeal in 2013.She was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1989. Lady Justice Gloster has also been a member of the Court of Appeal of both Jersey and Guernsey.


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200 officers in Fox Hill cellblock shakedown

More than 200 officers across three law enforcement agencies conducted an overnight prison raid and recovered more than a dozen cell phones, deadly shanks and suspected marijuana. While no arrests have been made, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander yesterday said officers found to be engaged in corrupt or unlawful practices will be fully prosecuted, and forecast the strengthening of vetting services across all law enforcement agencies. The joint task force, inclusive of officers from the prison, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and three police units: uniformed officers, drug enforcement, and the Flying Squad, conducted a full sweep of the Fox Hill compound in an operation code named SIP (suppressing incarcerated prisoners) that lasted from 10pm on Tuesday until 6am yesterday morning. The raid was spurred by law enforcement intel and the incidence of several videos going viral last week purporting to show inmates at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. In the short clips, men could be seen making gang references, smoking marijuana and playing music from a

portable speaker. things happen, a lot of officers “We went from cell to live in the neighbourhoods of cell,” ACP Fernander said, “and these inmates and if not strong we spent some quality time enough then you will fall prey,” conducting searches in those she said. cells. As a result of our search we Inmates utilised recovered a total of 19 cell phones, ingenious methods to subvert 11 cell phone chargers and 42 prison rules, ACP Fernander said, homemade shanks. These are pointing to cellphones hidden in very dangerous shanks capable of books with pages dug out, and causing serious injuries or death, the usage of wires from light along with a large quantity of fixtures in the ceiling to charge suspected marijuana. the phones. “The marijuana, drugs He said the operation will were already packaged as if it’s be the first of many collaborations for sale already. We were able as law enforcement agencies to recover those items from the work to re-strategise efforts to various cells and I must say the meet national security goals. inmates there were so creative in ACP Fernander hiding those items,” he said. continued: “You can’t be “We had to really spend incarcerated and be able to be quality time searching each cell in touch with the world at your with the assistance of our K-9 pleasure, at your will, that’s a noUnit as well who were able to no. As a result of this operation sniff out some of the drugs that we will go away and re-strategise were hidden in areas in the cells.” how we will move forward to The raid was the first ensure we disrupt that type of full search for the year, according operation that is going on in to Deputy Commissioner the Bahamas Department of of Corrections Bernadette Correctional Services. Thompson-Murray, who said “Once we identify those a search was conducted of one officers who are corrupt or in housing unit on Tuesday. bad practices, we will deal with She explained that the them and put it before the court. items were likely brought onto We have a lot of work to do with the compound due to corruption, respect to the items retrieved…a and acknowledged the possibility lot of inquiries to make. We will of a network of officers. be interviewing those persons “Upon being employed, who were found with the items.”

The cruise ship MSC Armonia crushes a pier at Roatan, Honduras, Tuesday

Cruise ship smashes into dock in Honduras

The cruise ship MSC Armonia drew more attention than usual on Tuesday when it made a scheduled stop in Roatan, Honduras, in an unscheduled way. The 65,000-ton vessel missed its mark and demolished the pier where it was attempting to dock. Multiple news reports indicated the ship was coming into port too quickly. One video of the event shows what appears to be a restaurant adjacent to the pier. A man can be heard yelling in Spanish for people to get out of the kitchen as the ship approaches. It subsequently appeared to run aground as it came to a stop in some rocky shallows beyond the dock. The Armonia is a regular visitor to the Cayman Islands and is next scheduled to arrive in George Town on April 19, according to the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands calendar online. The ship was last in Grand Cayman on April 5, when it brought more than 2,000 passengers to island. The ship is based in Havana. Damage to the ship was said to be minor. It sailed from Roatan on Wednesday to complete the remainder of its cruise. The U.S.-based National Public Radio reported the ship’s owner, MSC Cruises, said the cause of the accident was “currently still being duly investigated.” The 902-foot ship has a capacity of 2,679 passengers. No one on board was injured in the incident, reports said.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines gets “Volcano Ready” with new project The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center (UWI-SRC), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), recently launched a project to prepare communities to manage potential impacts of La Soufrière Volcano and related hazards. The “Volcano-Ready Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines” project targets 12 towns and villages in the high-risk zones of La Soufrière. It specifically seeks to improve early warning and alert Officials at the launch of the “Volcano-Ready Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines” project held at the Sandy Bay systems; train early response and risk Government School on April 6, 2018. (L-R) Michelle Forbes, Director, National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO); Dr. assessment teams; develop a “Volcano- Richard Robertson, Director, UWI-SRC; Benôit-Pierre Laramée, Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Programme, High Commission Ready” framework and toolkit for of Canada and Canada’s Director to CDB; Hon. Montgomery Daniel, Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Land and communities; and create public Surveys and Physical Planning; Permanent Secretary Nerissa McMillan, Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, education and awareness materials Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth; and Permanent Secretary Godfred Pompey, Ministry of National Security, to be shared with schools, businesses, Air and Seaport Development. and residents. it poses certain hazards. For example, during the two-year project have aware of the event before the central “We want to ensure that all of the loose material around is been divided into two groups. On the authorities know about it. Therefore, people here can live safely and great for crops and farming, but Windward side: Big Level, Colonarie, community-based disaster risk resiliently and enjoy their lives, so it means that when rain comes, it Fancy, Overland, Owia, Park Hill, reduction should be at the core of any that when bad things happen because strips off the materials and creates Sandy Bay and South Rivers; and on risk reduction effort,” said Mr. Benôitof the environment that [they] won’t flash floods. When you have a storm, the Leeward side: Chateaubelair, Fitz Pierre Laramée, Senior Director of be knocked back as badly,” said Dr. because the land falls away so quickly, Hughes, Rose Hall and Spring Village. the Caribbean Regional Programme Richard Robertson, Director of UWI- storm surge comes in and damages The official Project Launch was held within the High Commission of SRC. the coastline. So, you’re really in a on April 6, 2018 at the Sandy Bay Canada, and Canada’s Director to the He further explained, multi-hazard environment.” Government School, and attended by Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). “When we speak about ‘Volcano- Following successful beneficiaries of approximately six of The project is being Ready communities’ we’re speaking completion of the project, St. Vincent the targeted communities. administered through CDB’s about it in the context of a volcanic and the Grenadines will be the “Communities are most Community Disaster Risk Reduction environment. Yes, the volcano erupts first country in the Region to hold a affected by disasters and they are the Fund (CDRRF) and is supported by from time to time, but the very nature “Volcano-Ready” designation. first responders in the case of disasters. the Government of Canada and the of the volcanic landscape is such that The 12 communities targeted In some cases, they are even European Union.


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Former Barbados Prime Minister hints at close election results

One of Barbados longest the poll to go down to the wire, in a serving prime ministers says he is constituency by constituency race. not yet prepared to call a winner in Arthur, who led the BLP the general elections constitutionally into defeat in the last two general due by June, and has warned that elections, said the DLP should not be the ruling Democratic Labour Party underestimated and that based on his (DLP) should not be ruled out. own experience with Prime Minister In an interview with the Freundel Stuart and the DLP, “in online publication, Barbados TODAY, every election a point comes when the Owen Arthur, who served as prime Dems become the Dems again”. In the last general election, minister from 1994 to 2008, said while the opinion polls appear now to the DLP won 16 of the 30 seats at stake favour the main the main opposition, even as Arthur noted that the BLP, Barbados Labour Party (BLP), he still under his leadership, was comfortably believes the poll will be too close to leading in the public opinion polls. “The polls were showing that Owen Arthur call. The BLP has been calling on Freundel was at eight per cent in the had cut people’s wages by eight per Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to polls, but once elections were called he cent and sent home 3,000 people, the call fresh general elections claiming ran ahead of me in the polls because Barbados Labour Party still did not that the polls were needed to deal with the Dems had become Dems again,” get 50 per cent of the vote, because the the socio-economic situation facing Arthur said, adding that the DLP has Democratic Labour Party base still Barbados. enjoyed “a stronger base” of support held. That is why I am not going to call this election,” he said in reference to But Arthur, who left the BLP than the BLP. Arthur said the reality on the the upcoming poll. and sat as an independent legislator He warned also with a number in the Parliament, told the publication ground was also borne out in result of “of third parties, formed, not out of the that while he believes the Mia Mottley- the 1994 general elections. led BLP stands a good chance of “In 1994 after the [then Dems, but out of the Barbados Labour Party” that could prove to be a factor winning the next election, he expects ruling] Democratic Labour Party

No spike in Chinese labour at The Pointe development in Nassau

An artist’s impression of The Pointe resort Amid ongoing concerns about Chinese labor at The Pointe development on Bay Street, The Bahamas’ Immigration Minister Brent Symonette insisted that he is unaware of a spike in work permits being issued for the multi-million dollar project. “We will probably be discussing that this morning,” Symonette told reporters outside of Cabinet. “I am not aware of any excessive amount of work permits being issued by my department to CCA or The Pointe.” Director of Labour Robert Farquharson told The Tribune this week that while there have been no complaints about the workforce at the development, the Department of Labour has not carried out an inspection on the project since last year and admitted that he could not indicate the ratio of Bahamian to non-Bahamian workers at the site. However, moments after completing a tour of The Pointe development in February, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the project is coming along well, and that China Construction America (CCA) continues to honor its heads of agreement with the government regarding the Bahamian workforce on the project. The Christie administration tabled the heads of agreement for the $200 million development in February 2017, revealing it would be granting between 400 and 500 work permits for foreign labor, and requiring 70 percent Bahamian labor on the project. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who was also asked about the issue outside of Cabinet yesterday, told reporters, “The prime minister is concerned about the ratio but it’s an agreement that we met in place that the former government signed off on, 30 to 70 percent.

in the outcome of the election next year. “…while the third party presence may not be strong enough for the third party to win a seat, it may be strong enough to make the difference in terms of who wins the election”. He said this was made even more palpable with the BLP currently holding on to a number of “razor thin” seats in the Parliament. “So I don’t know how that is going to play out, but where the margins are slim you can have interesting results,” Arthur said, adding that “the strong suit of the BLP is that the economy is in a bad shape”. The former prime minister said that the BLP needed to focus on its strong economic legacy and to avoid getting caught up in ‘gimmicks’, such as promising to abolish the National Social Responsibility Levy, to increase public sector wages and to reinstate tertiary education without having a full grasp of the severity of the economic challenges at hand.

Shock slump in Minnis’ support The Minnis administration’s popularity is waning, with fewer than 50 per cent of Bahamians generally satisfied with its performance, according to a new poll from marketing and research firm Public Domain. The number of Bahamians generally dissatisfied with the administration has increased by 28 per cent since last May even as the number of people generally satisfied with the administration has declined by 18 per cent. The poll also shows a substantial per cent of people surveyed now believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. The poll was conducted from March 15 to April 7 and relies on a random, weighed sample of 1,000 Bahamians. It comes as the administration prepares to mark its one year anniversary on May 10. Respondents were asked: “How satisfied are you with the current government?” To this question, 12 per cent of respondents said they are very satisfied with the Minnis administration; 35 per cent said they are somewhat satisfied; 16 per cent said they are very dissatisfied with the administration and 17 per cent said they are somewhat dissatisfied in the administration. Twenty-one per cent of respondents did not know or answer the question. By contrast, in a November 2017 survey by Public Domain, 14 per cent were very satisfied with the administration, 42 per cent were somewhat satisfied, 13 per cent were very dissatisfied, 15 per cent were somewhat dissatisfied

and 16 per cent did not know or answer the question. In the group’s May poll, 65 percent of respondents were generally satisfied in the government and only five percent at the time were generally not satisfied. The FNM won the 2017 general election with 57 percent of the vote. Joey Gaskins, an adjunct lecturer of sociology at the University of the Bahamas and a senior communications and policy strategist for Public Domain, said the numbers highlight “slippage in support” for the government. He noted in a press release: “I don’t believe the slippage is permanent and there is still time to recover. But, one thing our polling over the last seven years has taught us is that once the Bahamian people form negative attitudes toward an administration they stop listening, and once they stop listening, it is very difficult to regain their support.” Respondents were also asked: “Would you say that the country is moving in the right or wrong direction?” Since the May election, the number of respondents who believe the country is generally going in the right direction has dropped from 67 per cent that month to 40 per cent this month while the number of respondents who believe the country is generally going in the wrong direction has increased from 21 per cent to 39 per cent. Specifically, 21 per cent of respondents believe the country is going in the “very wrong” direction, 18 per cent believe it is going “somewhat” in the wrong direction; 12 per cent believe it is going in the

“very right” direction and 28 per cent believe it is going in the “somewhat right” direction. In recent weeks, the Minnis administration has emphasised that the economy is improving in defence of itself to Bahamians. Asked why respondents seem to increasingly believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction despite this, Mr Gaskins said: “I think this is a communications question. What’s the central narrative of the government’s economic development work? How has this narrative been communicated to the Bahamian people? “How has the government actively engaged everyday Bahamians in this work?” He added: “When we polled after the election, 54 per cent of people said they voted for the FNM because after years of corruption and incompetence, it was time to throw out the PLP, not because the FNM had the best plan or the best team. In that same poll respondents answered at a rate of 44 per cent to 39 per cent that they were optimistic that the FNM would make the changes we need to turn around the Bahamas, and that they hoped the government would engage them directly in developing policies that will improve the country. Finally, people’s number one priority was the economy after the election. If we use these numbers to form the basis of a strategy to turn public opinion around, I would suggest the government has to differentiate itself from the last administration––it shouldn’t look like more of the same. The government needs to be seen taking bold, visionary steps to change the direction of the country.”


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Russia lawmakers draft list of U.S. imports that could be banned

Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, reacting to new U.S. sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials. Senior lawmakers in the State Duma, which is dominated by Kremlin loyalists, said they had prepared the list ranging from food and alcohol to medicine and consulting services in response to Washington’s move last week. It was not immediately clear if the draft legislation - which would allow the government to impose the measures should the need arise - Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry would become law in its current form, Rogozin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, visits the historical Space Pavilion or if it had the backing of the Kremlin. opened after a renovation at the the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry (VDNH) on the Cosmonautics Day in Moscow, Russia April 12, 2018 Peskov, said it was understandable where consumers flock to McDonald’s It is to be discussed in the that Russian lawmakers wanted to restaurants, fly on vacation in Boeing lower house next week. retaliate against the U.S. measures. jets, and use Apple phones. The proposed measures are He said, though, that the Kremlin had The draft law, according to in retaliation for the White House’s yet to familiarise itself with the draft a text seen by Reuters, is aimed at imposition of the toughest set of law. protecting Russia’s interests and sanctions on Russia since Moscow’s The Russian parliament security in the face of “unfriendly and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea is often used to send assertive unlawful acts by the United States of region in 2014, which dragged messages to foreign states, but these America and other foreign states”. relations to their lowest point since do not always translate into concrete Russian currency and stock the Cold War. measures. markets, preoccupied with the threat Moscow reacted then with Large-scale restrictions on of U.S. military action in Syria and countersanctions banning a wide U.S. goods and services would hurt the fallout from Washington’s new range of food imports from Western American firms but could also cause sanctions, did not react to the draft countries. significant disruption in Russia, legislation. Russia imported $12.5 billion

worth of U.S. products in 2017, according to official customs data. That included aircraft, machinery, pharmaceutical and chemical products. The draft legislation would give authorities the power to impose bans or restrictions in multiple areas of trade with the United States if they deemed that Washington was threatening Russia’s interests. The sectors listed in the draft which could be subject to bans or restrictions include U.S.made software and farm goods, U.S. medicines that can be sourced elsewhere, and tobacco and alcohol. It gives the government the power to ban cooperation with the United States on atomic power, rocket engines and aircraft making, and to bar U.S. firms from taking part in Russian privatisation deals. The provision of auditing, legal and consulting services by U.S. firms could also be subject to bans or restrictions, and curbs could be imposed on U.S. citizens working in Russia. Western companies, including Ford Motor Co, PepsiCo Inc and CocaCola’s bottler Coca-Cola HBC, have also invested billions of dollars since the fall of the Soviet Union to set up local production in Russia.

Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that’s gone missing on said mouse, it probably won’t go over well with the judge. Eight officers near Buenos Aires, Argentina, were let go after they claimed that weed missing from their warehouse had been eaten by hungry rodents. According to the cops, mice ate 540 kilograms of confiscated cannabis that was supposed to be in storage for the past two years, according to a report by the Guardian. That’s more than 1,000

pounds of marijuana. The discrepancy was discovered during a warehouse inspection for impounded drugs in Pilar, just over 30 miles from Buenos Aires. There should have been 6,000 kilograms stored in the police warehouse, but only 5,460 could be accounted for. When former police commissioner Javier Specia was questioned about the missing drugs, he and his three subordinates claimed mice ate the weed. All 1,000 pounds of it. It’s highly unlikely that there were mice running

around making little mice edibles. Forensic experts from Buenos Aires University debunked Specia’s theory. A spokesperson for the judge in this case told the Guardian that “mice wouldn’t mistake the drug for food” and that if they had eaten such large quantities of marijuana, “a lot of corpses would have been found in the warehouse.” Specia and his three subordinates will testify before a judge on May 4, when the judge will determine whether they lost the drugs because of “expedience or negligence.” Weed

27 killed when school bus in India goes off road At least 23 schoolchildren were among those killed Monday in northern India after their bus skidded off the road and plunged about 300 feet, authorities said. The bus was ferrying the children home about 4 p.m. in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, according to Santosh Patial, superintendent of police. The bodies of 27 people have been recovered, including two staff members, a bus driver and another woman. Search and rescue operations are over and 11 children were taken to two hospitals. Two of them were in

critical condition. The ages of the schoolchildren who died were between 4 and 12 years old, said Patial. The bus, which belonged to a private school, was carrying about 34 children, officials said. In a tweet, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said, “Extremely saddened to learn about the tragic school bus accident in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and with those injured.” The chief minister of

Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur, expressed his condolences to the families of the students and assured them of a thorough investigation into the incident. The state government said families of the deceased each will receive 5 lakh Indian rupees ($7,700 US). Bus accidents are a regular occurrence in India due to poor infrastructure and lax safety measures. In 2017, 15 students died after their school bus collided with a truck. Residents scramble down gorge to help in rescue


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Cosby paid accuser $3.4 million in civil suit, prosecutor tells jury Comedian Bill Cosby paid a woman who accused him of sexual assault $3.38 million as part of a 2006 settlement of a civil lawsuit, prosecutors said on Monday in the opening of his retrial on criminal charges stemming from the same accusations. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County revealed the payout for the first time in their opening statement of Cosby’s second criminal trial, almost a year after a different jury failed to reach a verdict, prompting a mistrial. Andrea Constand, 44, has accused the once-beloved father from “The Cosby Show” of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. She is one of more than 50 women to level similar accusations against Cosby. Her case is the only one that has resulted in criminal prosecution because the others were too old under the statute of limitations. Cosby, 80, has said all of the encounters were consensual. If convicted of aggravated indecent assault, he could face up to 10 years in

A protester is escorted out by the the police after breaking through the barriers, as actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 9, 2018 prison. A judge barred mention of the settlement or the civil lawsuit during the first criminal trial but agreed the jury could hear about it this time around. Cosby’s defense team had sought the right to reveal the settlement, attempting to portray Constand as someone seeking a big payout. The defense team has said

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany as airports hit by strikes Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday as ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute. Lufthansa had said that it was cancelling more than 800 of its planned 1,600 flights on Tuesday and Frankfurt airport operator Fraport had warned of disruption. As well as Frankfurt, Germany’s busiest hub for airlines, airports in Munich, Cologne and Bremen were hit. The industrial action also affected nurseries, rubbish collection services and swimming pools in several German states. German union Verdi wants a 6 percent pay rise for its 2.3 million public sector employees at the federal and local level. Germany’s federal government and municipalities have rejected that, saying such a rise would force them to outsource jobs. Some passengers expressed frustration over the delays. “I’m upset. I’m affected by these strikes too often,” said Roswitha Karl, who was at Frankfurt airport waiting to board a flight to Moldova for a holiday. “First, there was the pilots’ strike, then the ground staff and then the security staff, it’s a matter of luck,” said Karl. Airline rebooking counters had a long queue of passengers, while other stranded travelers were waiting in the terminal. While some frantically tried to change their reservations, others took the delays in their stride. Jana Glaeser had arrived in Frankfurt from Miami and her flight to Berlin was canceled. “Now we’re getting a train ticket instead. Hopefully everything works out,” she said. In western North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, local transport, public utilities and childcare centers were hit. There were long tailbacks on motorways, and in southern Baden-Wuerttemberg buses and local trains stayed in depots. “We want to send a clear signal to employers with these massive strikes,” said Frank Bsirske, head of Verdi, Germany’s biggest labor union for service sector employees. He said the union would escalate the dispute if employers did not present an offer next week. The third round of talks starts on April 15.

it would also present a witness who would testify Constand once spoke of extracting money from celebrities by making such an accusation. But in his opening statement District Attorney Kevin Steele revealed the payout himself. He may later argue the payout was evidence of guilt. Steele called Cosby’s action a betrayal as Constand once considered

Cosby a friend and mentor. He also said prosecutors decided to bring the case after transcripts of Cosby’s deposition from the civil case became public. “Andrea Constand did not come to us. After this was released, we go to her,” Steele told the jury. Before court convened, a former “Cosby Show” actress stripped off her top and confronted Cosby as he walked to court, accompanied by publicists and police. She was quickly wrestled to the ground by police and charged with disorderly conduct, prosecutors said. Nicolle Rochelle climbed over a barrier and began shouting. The words “Women’s Lives Matters” and the names of Cosby’s accusers were written on her bare torso. Rochelle, 39, appeared in four episodes of “The Cosby Show” from 1990 to 1992, according to the show business data base IMDb.com. Defense attorneys were due to make their opening statement on Tuesday.

Trumps, Obamas not invited to wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle U.S. President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources said on Tuesday. Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and younger brother of Prince William, will marry Markle, an American actress best known for her role in the TV series “Suits”, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. “It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK and international - is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding,” said a spokesman for Kensington Palace, the official residence of William and Harry. “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household,” the spokesman said. “Her Majesty’s Government” is the official name of the British government. A Kensington Palace source confirmed the Obamas would not be attending and said the wedding guests would be people who have an existing direct relationship with the groom or the bride or with both. That excludes Trump. There had been some speculation that the Obamas might be invited due to the personal rapport between the

Britain’s Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Meghan Markle watch athletes at the team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath, Britain, April 6, 2018 former president and Harry, but wed Kate Middleton in 2011 it would have been diplomatically in the presence of then Prime awkward to invite the Obamas Minister David Cameron and and not the Trumps. other politicians and diplomats. Although the royal Obama, who was then in office, family is expected to steer well was not invited to that wedding clear of politics, Britain’s delicate and the United States was constitutional balance means represented by its ambassador to that its members have to consult the United Kingdom. discreetly with the government Kensington Palace on to ensure their public actions Tuesday named some of the comply with foreign policy. 1,200 people, chosen because A British government of their strong leadership and source confirmed May would not community service, who have be attending and said there had been invited into the grounds of been no expectation that she Windsor Castle on the wedding would. day to join the celebrations. The government source The list included people noted that the wedding venue who ran a wide variety of charity was significantly smaller than organizations as well as veterans Westminster Abbey, where from the armed forces who have Harry’s older brother William suffered life-changing injuries.


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Australian PM loses 30th straight poll, faces leadership pressure Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s coalition government on Monday lost a 30th straight major opinion poll, a symbolic defeat that intensifies pressure on him after he used the same milestone to oust his predecessor. The latest widely watched Newspoll, published in The Australian newspaper, showed the LiberalNational coalition trailing the opposition Labor Party 52-48 on a twoparty preferred basis, a margin that would deliver Turnbull an election defeat. Although Australia is a year away from a general election, the Newspoll leaves Turnbull facing questions about his future. Three Australian prime ministers have been ousted by their own parties since 2010, dumped by colleagues after their popularity began to wane. Once widely popular, Turnbull

has fallen out of favor after a wave of scandals, including the resignation of his former deputy after revelations he was expecting a child with his former press secretary, and an eligibility crisis that saw the government temporarily lose its parliamentary majority. A surge by right-wing minor parties and factions of his own party has forced Turnbull to embrace conservative policies, damaging his reputation as a liberal. There was some good news for the embattled leader with a Fairfax/ Ipsos poll published by The Australian Financial Review over the weekend showing that many Australians have grown weary of a revolving-door leadership. Some 62 percent of those surveyed said they wanted Turnbull to remain prime minister. Senior government lawmakers have also backed Turnbull. “Malcolm Turnbull retains the

confidence of the vast majority of our party room,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, deputy leader of the Liberal Party, told Sky News. Even former prime minister and party leader Tony Abbott, ousted by Turnbull in September 2017, and who has led much of the criticism of him, set a conciliatory tone. “The point I’d make is that we shouldn’t obsess over polls. I never did. I don’t think that others should,” Abbott told reporters in Victoria state. However, Abbott took the opportunity to sharpen his criticism of the government’s refusal to build a coal-fired power station. Australia’s electricity supply business has becomes a hot political issue following a string of blackouts and price spikes. “We should be the party of low power prices and that means more coal-fired power generation,” Abbott said.

800 Venezuelans flee to Brazil daily to escape insecurity, hunger More than 800 Venezuelans stream into northern Brazil each day, the United Nations said on Friday, citing Brazilian government statistics on people fleeing the worsening crisis in the economically crippled nation. More than 52,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Brazil since the start of 2017, including an estimated 40,000 living in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state, it said. About 25,000 of the migrants are asylum seekers while 10,000 have obtained temporary resident visas and A Venezuelan woman leans on a car at the border between Venezuela and the rest are seeking to regularize Colombia, in Paraguachon, Colombia, Feb. 16, 2018 their status, the U.N. High Western hostility and the fall of UNHCR’s $46 million Commissioner for Refugees oil prices. appeal to help Venezuelans (UNHCR) said. Venezuelans report they across the region is only 4 “We are stepping up our are fleeing insecurity, violence percent funded, Spindler said, response in Brazil as the number and often a loss of income, and he called for more donations. of Venezuelan arrivals grows,” Spindler said. Many are in Within Venezuela, the UNHCR spokesman William desperate need of food, shelter economic crisis has limited Spindler told a news briefing. and health care. people’s access to health services “According to the government’s UNHCR is working with and medicines, World Health latest estimates, more than 800 Brazilian authorities to register Organization spokesman Tarik Venezuelans are entering Brazil Venezuelans to ensure they Jasarevic said. each day.” have proper documentation that “WHO is working closely Venezuelans have also entitles them to work and access with the health authorities in fled to Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, services, Spindler said. order to fill those shortages. We Panama, Argentina and Peru, Ten shelters have are providing medicines for while others have sought refugee been opened in Boa Vista, each malaria and anti-retrovirals. We status in the United States, with 500 people, but some are equipping maternal hospitals Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica, Venezuelans are living on the with supplies that are needed for according to the UNHCR. streets, he said. pregnant women and babies.” President Nicolas Venezuelans willing to Venezuela’s crisis has Maduro’s government in Caracas relocate from Roraima to other posed major challenges for is faced with widespread parts of Brazil are being flown to governments in the region, who discontent over hyperinflation Sao Paulo and Cuiaba this week, also worry that assistance to and shortages of food and as communities and services in Venezuelans could increase the medicines during a fifth year of Boa Vista are over-stretched, he number of people leaving their recession that he blames on said. country.

Japanese man, 112, recognized as world’s oldest male

A 112-yearold Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as the world’s oldest man. Masazo Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905, took the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera of Spain died this year at the aged 113, Guinness World Records said. A farmer and

lumberjack in his youth, Nonaka later ran a hot spring inn in his hometown of Ashoro, on Hokkaido island, 900 km (560 miles) north of Tokyo, and raised two sons and three daughters. Nonaka enjoys dipping in a spa and is fond of sweets, especially a strawberry sponge cake. He was joined at an award ceremony on Tuesday by relatives

and officials. The Guinness World Records title for the oldest man who ever lived is held by another Japan man, Jiroemon Kimura, who died in 2013 at the age of 116 years and 54 days. The greatest authenticated age for any human is 122 years, 164 days by Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, March 27, 2018

Woman awarded $6.45 million in revenge porn case A federal district court in California last week entered a default judgment against a man and ordered him to pay $6.45 million in damages after he was accused of spreading an exgirlfriend’s naked pictures and videos online. It’s believed to be the second-largest payout for a victim of revenge porn who was not a celebrity, according to the woman’s lawyers. The unnamed woman, who was listed as Jane Doe in legal filings, sued the man, David Elam II, in civil court. She alleged copyright infringement, online impersonation with intent to harm, stalking and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The case, which was filed in 2014, also underscores how complicated it can be to seek justice. There’s no federal law against revenge porn — just a patchwork of state laws. Criminal cases are far and few between. California has a criminal law on the books. But though a separate criminal case was brought against Elam in 2014, federal prosecutors dropped it two years ago. “We never relied on the outcome of the criminal action,” said K&L Gates partner Seth Gold in an interview with CNNMoney. Doe’s civil case was part of the firm’s Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which provides pro bono legal assistance to nonconsensual pornography victims. A request for comment from Elam was not immediately returned Monday. Jane Doe also had to copyright her breasts to get her intimate pictures off the internet — a process that helps some revenge porn victims regain their privacy. Doe chose that route in part because of the way Elam obtained the photos, according to her attorneys. Doe sent the photos to her ex while the two were in a relationship. That meant they were initially obtained consensually. Some websites refuse to remove images that were taken with consent if the person does not register a copyright. Doe’s copyright registrations, however, enabled her to get her images removed from some websites. Doe was awarded $450,000 in damages because of copyright infringement. She also received $3 million in compensatory damages for emotional distress, and $3 million in punitive damages. “Revenge porn is a very serious violation of someone’s rights and can lead to very serious injuries that are worthy of being redressed -- and in a more general sense, people can not ignore the judicial process,” Gold said. The largest amount of money awarded in a noncelebrity revenge porn case was $8.9 million, which a Seattle couple received last spring. The Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project also represented that couple.


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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: ✓

Reports to:

Standard Specifications:

Managing Director

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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

✓ ✓

Information Technology Manager Senior Information Technology Manager

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

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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TECHNOLOGY

Facebook CEO says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg on had been improperly used, he replied: Wednesday told lawmakers he was “Yes.” He gave no further details. among the 87 million Facebook Inc The problem of data privacy users whose data was improperly dominated the hearing, which was shared with a political consultancy, more focused and antagonistic than but rejected suggestions that users a hearing the day before in front of do not have enough control over their two Senate committees. Wearing a data on the world’s largest social media dark suit and tie and prefacing almost network. every remark with “Congressman” His admission that his own or “Congresswoman,” Zuckerberg data made its way into the hands of appeared even more controlled than he Cambridge Analytica laid bare that did on Tuesday, as he refrained from even the company’s technologically cracking jokes and flashed few smiles. adept founder and chief executive was Zuckerberg repeatedly unable to protect his own information defended the company’s practices, from parties seeking to exploit it. saying that users have control over That underscores the problem their own data and decide what to Facebook has in persuading lawmakers share. that users can safeguard their own He said he was not familiar information if they carefully manage with so-called “shadow profiles,” which their personal settings and that further media reports have described as legislation governing Facebook’s use of collections of data about users that data is unnecessary. they have no knowledge of or control “Every time that someone over. He also said Facebook does not chooses to share something on collect information from users’ verbal Facebook ... there is a control. Right conversations through mobile devices’ there. Not buried in the settings microphones. somewhere but right there,” the 33-year-old internet billionaire told the INEVITABLE REGULATION? U.S. House of Representatives Energy Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill and Commerce Committee. Yet, when asked if his data for the second time in two days to

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and CEO, testifies before congress answer questions about data privacy in the wake of revelations last month that millions of users’ personal information was wrongly harvested from the website by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign among its clients. The latest estimate of affected

First luxury hotel in space announced Want to see 16 sunrises in one day? Float in zero gravity? Be one of the few to have gazed upon our home planet from space? In just four years’ time, and for an astronomical $9.5 million dollars, it’s claimed you can. What’s being billed as the world’s first luxury space hotel, Aurora Station, was announced Thursday at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. Developed by US-based space technology start-up Orion Span, the fully modular space station will host six people at a time, including two crew members, for 12-day trips of space travel. It plans to welcome its first guests in 2022. “Our goal is to make space accessible to all,” Frank Bunger, CEO and founder of Orion Span, said in a statement. “Upon launch, Aurora Station goes into service immediately, bringing travelers into space quickly and at a lower price point than ever seen before.” ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE While a $10 million trip is outside the budget of most people’s two-week vacations, Orion Span claims to offer an authentic astronaut experience. Says Bunger, it has “taken what was historically a 24-month training regimen to prepare travelers to visit a space station and streamlined it to three months, at a fraction of the

A model of Aurora Station cost.” During their 12-day adventure, the super-rich travelers will fly at a height of 200 miles above the Earth’s surface in Low Earth Orbit, or LEP, where they will witness incredible views of the blue planet. The hotel will orbit Earth every 90 minutes, which means guests will see around 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. Activities on board include taking part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit -- which guests can take home for a super-smug souvenir -- and soaring over their hometown. While enjoying the thrills of zero gravity, the travelers will be able to float freely through the hotel, taking in views of the northern and southern aurora from the station’s windows. Deposits are already

being accepted for future stays on the space hotel. The $80,000 is fully refundable, should applicants find themselves unable to rise to the full $9.5 million. Travelers will complete a three-month Orion Span Astronaut Certification (OSAC) program before take-off. Orion Span has a team of space industry veterans who together have more than 140 years of human space experience. Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson with the aim of taking passengers briefly into sub-orbital space, will charge for $250,000 for its trips. Branson originally said flights would begin in 2009, but an official date has yet to be set for its maiden voyage. Whatever the price tag, the tourist demographic with spare cash for space jaunts is presumably quite small.

users is up to 87 million. The data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by an academic who gathered data on users and their friends through a questionnaire app on Facebook. Facebook has since shut off the ability of apps to gather such data, but Zuckerberg said on Wednesday it will take “many months” to complete an audit of other apps to determine if they also improperly used data. The House hearing followed a five-hour questioning by U.S. Senators on Tuesday, in which Zuckerberg made no further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business. Facebook shares were up 1.5 percent on Wednesday after dips earlier in the day. They posted their biggest daily gain in nearly two years on Tuesday as Zuckerberg managed to deter any specific discussion about new regulations that might hamper Facebook’s ability to sell ads tailored to users’ profiles. “It is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation” of internet firms, Zuckerberg said on Wednesday, but he again steered away from any specifics.

J&J loses trial over claims linking cancer to asbestos in talc Johnson & Johnson (suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancercausing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million in damages. The verdict of liability in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick came as J&J fights thousands of cases claiming its talc products can also cause ovarian cancer. The jury found J&J and another company liable after more than two months of trial. The lawsuit was brought by New Jersey resident Stephen Lanzo, who said he developed mesothelioma after inhaling dust that was generated through his regular use of J&J talc powder products since his birth in 1972. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer closely associated with exposure to asbestos. It affects the delicate tissue that lines body cavities, most often around the lungs, but also in the abdomen and elsewhere. The jury awarded Lanzo $30 million and his wife $7 million in compensatory damages. It found J&J was responsible for 70 percent of the damages and said a unit of France-based Imerys SA, its talc supplier, was responsible for 30 percent. The jury will return on Tuesday for further proceedings to determine whether to award punitive damages, according to an online broadcast of the trial by Courtroom View Network. J&J denied the allegations and says Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer. J&J in a statement said it was disappointed but would withhold further comment until the trial’s completion. Gwen Myers, an Imerys spokeswoman, said Imerys plans to appeal and is confident talc did not cause Lanzo’s cancer. The Lanzos did not respond to requests for comment.


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Minimum Requirements:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Chukka Caribbean Adventures (TCI) Ltd is about playtime! It’s about fun, laughter and a passion for life. Every single member of the CHUKKA team in Jamaica, Belize and Turks & Caicos contributes to helping their guests play; they get to wow them at every turn with all that the Caribbean has to offer. Chukka is always looking for new talent to add to our dynamic team. All successful applicants must: • Be at least 21 years old. • Be well spoken in English. • Possess excellent interpersonal & written communication skills. • Trustworthy & Reliable disposition with a clean criminal record. • Positive & disciplined work attitude in a customer service oriented business. • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends, public holidays as necessary to meet the challenging needs of cruise ship schedules and/or reasonable needs of the business. See below opportunities currently available in GRAND TURK: SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY SUPERVISOR • Ensure that Photos Department meets daily revenue and costs targets • Manage guest experience when purchasing photos at the end of tour(s) • Troubleshoot technical software challenges • Ensure department is stocked with all required supplies • Inventory of equipment is properly maintained • Company procedure, policies and practices are observed to at all times Minimum Requirements: • Be able work outdoors • Two years experience in retail sales • Excellent computer and technical skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excels at operating in a fast pace and multi-tasking environment Reports to: • On Property Revenue Manager PHOTOGRAPHER GUIDE • Have some experience working within a customer service or sales environment • Fair understanding of how to use a computer and computer applications • Willing to work outdoors • Posses an outgoing and pleasant personality • Training provided Reports to: Senior Photography Supervisor SENIOR CAPTAIN OF OPERATIONS • Ability to train and guide Captains and crew in marine best practices. Minimum Requirements: • Minimum age 35 years • Valid Masters License (STCW Grades 1) or Yacht masters license (RYCA or equivalent) • At least 10 year experience working in the Cruise Industry with emphasis on snorkeling and other water based tours. • Must be trained and certified in Lifeguard Rescue, CPR and First Aid • Full knowledge of man over board procedures, fire at sea, abandon ship and all related safety drills and procedure. • Knowledge of maintenance and upkeep of outboard engines and inboard engines • Knowledge of basic navigation and Rules of the Road is an asset. Reports to: Business Manager

• Valid Masters License (STCW Grades 1-5) or Yacht masters license (RYCA or equivalent) • At least 5 year experience working in the Cruise Industry with emphasis on snorkeling and other water based tours. • Must be trained and certified in Lifeguard Rescue, CPR and First Aid • Full knowledge of man over board procedures, fire at sea, abandon ship and all related safety drills and procedure. • Knowledge of maintenance and upkeep of outboard engines and inboard engines • Knowledge of basic navigation and Rules of the Road is an asset. Reports to: Operations Manager BOAT CREW • Good verbal and written communication skills • Ability to work under pressure • Ability to use initiative • Ability to handle complaints • Passion for nature and the environment • Must have the physical ability to frequently lift and carry moderate to heavy weights Minimum Requirements: • Have a minimum of 3 years experience working on boats as a lifeguard or boat crew • Have training or certificate in Lifeguard/CPR • Enjoy marine environment and have a passion for people Reports to: Boat Captain/Team Lead ZIPLINE CANOPY GUIDE • Document accurately all incidents and accidents on tour. Information must be communicated to the Location Manager immediately. • Ensure that all tour reports are completed properly and checked off daily. • Go through the tour at least three times per week. • Complete periodic inventory of resources and equipment. • Ensure that maintenance schedules are in place, adopted and up-to-date. • All equipment and tools used in the operations are properly functional. • Client Satisfaction Ratings are maintained above target 85%. Minimum Requirements: • One year experience in a related position • CPR and First Aid • Ability to work under pressure • Ability to handle complaint • Must have no fear of heights Reports to: Zipline Team Lead BEACH ATTENDANT • Mount beach umbrellas and cushions on beach chairs on the beach • Attend to guests food and bar needs. • Keep beach free of debris before during and after business hours. • Ensure trash receptacles are emptied frequently and surrounding areas kept sanitary • Beach shower areas are kept clear from any obstacles • Assist with any heavy lifting and movement of equipment or supplies needed for operational functionality • Ensure sand is combed each day. Minimum Requirements: • Punctual • Willing and able to work in a face paced service environment • Posses an outgoing and pleasant personality • Exercise flexibility in being able to be of assistance in wherever areas needed. Reports to: On-Property Revenue Manager

Applications along with CVs/ Resume’ can be submitted via Email to: gtadmin@chukka.com, please place the desired position in the subject line or deliver to the below address:

BOAT CAPTAIN • Manage day to day operations of the tour including maintenance and efficient use of Human Resources • Manage the daily operational needs inclusive of tour needs, client needs • Ensure that the team is motivated, empowered and performing at an optimal level

CHUKKA HUMAN RESOURCES CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES (TCI) LTD South Base Lyndon Gardiner Boulevard Grand Turk, TCI


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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 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


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Requirements: •Must have at least 5 years’ experience as a A/C Technician Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required.

OPEN JOB POSITIONS DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

START DATE:ASAP

This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range:$9.00 - $9.75 per hour

POSITION: Director of Engineering

DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

Job Overview: The general purpose of the Director of Engineering is managing the mixed use of the Resort’s Engineering Department, including all related activities including participation in executive committee meetings; hire and maintain an effective work force appropriate for an upscale Resort; establish and maintain preventative maintenance programs for all equipment, systems, guestrooms and public areas/ general maintenance; participate in effective safety programs; coordinate and implement capital improvement projects; establish, maintain and manage department budgets and monthly forecastsprotectingtheResortand the Owners from losses, claims, and liabilities. Responsible for all aspects of the Engineering Department, including but not limited to, maintaining all facilities, equipment, furniture, fixtures, systems and landscaping at the highest quality standards.

POSITION: Laundry Attendant

Job Responsibilities: •Hire, train and direct all department personnel •Provide efficient use of manpower to maintain workload •Provide timely performance appraisals •Conducts walk-through and visually assesses the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structures of the Resort, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, vehicles and any other related equipment. •Manage adequate inventory of parts, supplies, tools and material for the department •Enforce Hotel / Resort and Company policies and procedures •Must be able to respond to emergency situations, such as fire alarms, and other life-safety situations •Maintain files per department guidelines. Schedule and conduct monthly department meetings. •Participate as a member of the Resort’s Executive Committee. •Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings. •Maintain files per department guidelines. •Maintain a working knowledge of all local laws, codes, and regulations. •Assure proper certification of all employee mechanics and technicians, as required. •Solicit and administer all sub-contract work. •Analyze bids and verify quantities, as appropriate. •Negotiate, prepare, and administer agreements and contracts with consultants and contractors. •Liaison with governmental agencies and manage the procurement and compliance with entitlements, permits, inspections, notices, and other requirements. •Produce annual operating budget for payroll, expenses, utilities, and capital improvements. •Operate all areas within budgeted guidelines. •Provide budget analysis each period. •Establish and maintain an efficient inventory and purchasing system. •Maintain the Hotel / Resort facility and related equipment in a safe and efficient manner. •Participate in or possibly manage the property’s safety committee. •Assure proper certification of all employee mechanics and technicians, as required. •Maintain the Resort facility and related equipment in a safe and efficient manner. •Alignment with Property Mission and Core Values •Model the property/company core values and other expected leadership attributes •Maintain a professional image at all times. •Act as a resource for all departments of the Resort. •Maintain accurate records for all areas of responsibility. •Perform other duties as assigned by General Manager •Maintain property key schedules and records Shift Varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range:$75,000 - $81,000 per annum DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

START DATE: ASAP

POSITION: Senior A/C Technician Job Overview: Air-conditioning and Cooler Technician or A/C Technician is responsible in conducting maintenance check and repairs for air-con and other cooling or heating system. Responsibilities: •Conduct maintenance check for air-con, heaters and coolers •Install Air-con and heaters. •Repair damage and dysfunctional air-con, heaters and coolers •Check its functions and status •Change spare parts •Document the reported damage of the air-con, heaters or cooler •Check the its major parts •Conduct daily routine for inspections •Check leakage

START DATE: ASAP

Job Requirements: •Ensure the hotel has adequate amounts of linen and towels and all time •Assist in all Housekeeping responsibilities, cleaning of all guest rooms, stocking amenities and linens •physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend •Ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs) •Ensure inventory is used properly and in supply at all times This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $8.00 - $8.75 per hour DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

START DATE: ASAP

POSITION: Cook Job Overview: A Cook’s major responsibility is to prepare food, help the kitchen workers in the preparation of food items and set up allocated stations for menu, as instructed by Chef and compliant with standards. They also arrange, prepare and break down the stations while maintaining the uppermost hygienic standards. Shifts varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range:$9.75 - $10.50 per hour DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

START DATE: ASAP

POSITION: Massage Therapist Job Requirements: •Deliver spa treatments and techniques •Massage Therapy, Body Therapy, Aesthetician, Nail Technician, Body Wraps and Therapeutic Baths •Promote a sense of wellbeing and other therapeutic benefits for clients •Create a relaxing atmosphere for clients •Must be the consummate professional at all times •Immaculate appearance •Excellent customer service •Have patience •Be sincere about caring for people •Be confidential •Must be certified and have on the job exposure to all area of a spa This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $8.75 - $9.25 per hour DATE OPEN: April 9, 2018

START DATE: ASAP

POSITION: Housekeeping Supervisor Requirements: •Minimum 7 years’ experience in a supervisor role or higher •Ability to work on own initiative etc. •Ability to work under pressure and resolve problems •Excellent attention to detail •Committed to providing exceptional customer service •Ability to motivate a team. Responsibilities: •Assigns housekeepers and housemen their duties and inspects work to ensure that it is done to the standards of cleanliness. •Investigates complaints regarding housekeeping service and equipment and takes corrective action. •Obtains list of rooms to be cleaned immediately and list of prospective checkouts or discharges to prepare work assignments. •Assists with coordinating work activities among departments. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $9.80 - $10.30 per hour Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than May 11th, 2018 @ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1066 Email: hr@gracebayclub.com Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies


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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 Telephone: (649) 946-1163 Fax: (649) 946-1661 Email: tcicomc@tciway.tc

Providenciales Telephone: (649) 941-3210 Fax: (649) 941-8380 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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TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Senior Public Relations Officer. This position is based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will plan, design and conduct or coordinate the public relations and communications programmes, to promote the work of the Tourist Board and raise awareness of key issues nationally and to promote the TCI as a destination internationally. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Press work: - Conduct research and identifying press stories, drafting press releases, liaising with journalists, organizing press visits and familiarization trips, managing PR agencies, answering press enquiries. Devise and coordinate photo opportunities, Produce promotional videos, films, multimedia productions etc. •Advertising/marketing, TCI travel promotion magazines, negotiating with magazines, liaising with designers, general public, the media and other strategic partners, propose good publications, assessing proposals of representatives and agents •Publicity/website management: updating and responding to website queries; in-house publications and monthly newsletters. Develop and update the Board social media pages on Twitter, Face book and instagram and engage with visitors and potential visitors and promote the destination in creative and unique ways •Supports the Board’s Tourism Awareness efforts through the development and dissemination of relevant tourism information to schools, institutions and communities, and make presentation about tourism as requested in conjunction with the Training Division •Project work such as environmental awareness, eco-tourism, cruise ship industry •Represent the Tourist Board at national and international events •Prepare speech-writing for key representatives of the Tourist Board. •Plan, develop and implement public relations strategies that are link to and support the annual Marketing Plan of the Board •Liaise with local and internationally-based TCI marketing staff to support and publicize their efforts in destination marketing •Manage the public relations budget on a quarterly basis •Collate and analyze media coverage, including social media, locally, regionally and internationally, and maintain the Board of Tourism’s media archives •Organize press briefings/conferences to publicize any major newsworthy activities in which the Board is engaging •Respond to requests for information about the Board of Tourism’s activities •Be involved in managing crisis communications for the destination and the Board •Source and manage speaking and sponsorship opportunities

Page 45 •Foster good community relations through events such as opens days, involvement in community events, corporate sponsorships etc. •Attend to administrative details with respect to destination marketing and PR activities on island •Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the TCI Board of Tourism •Any other duties as directed by the Director of Tourism

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS  Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following areas: Communication, Business Management, Marketing, or Tourism Management, with at least 5 years relevant work experience including 2 years or more at supervisory level is desirable  OR a Associate in Mass Communications with at least 4 years relevant working experience, including supervisory or management level experience  Sound knowledge of local tourism products and services.  High level of computer proficiency  Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.  Excellent time management, organization and scheduling skills.  Well developed, analytical and problem-solving skills  Ability to interface effectively with all internal and external stakeholders including Government Ministries and departments  Ability to work with minimal supervision.  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to Travel  Must be able to work extended hours, weekends and holidays WORK ENVIRONMENT  The job is performed in an office environment most of the time and other time, out in the field  Results-driven environment  A dynamic tourism environment  Goal oriented environmented within an environment of change and flux SALARY: Salary for this position is set at $44,067 annually and allowances For consideration please submit the following documents to Human Resources HR@turksandcaicostourism.com:  Cover Letter  Current Resume  Two (2) reference letters  Current Police Record  Resident Status Only persons shortlisted for an interview will be contacted in this regard. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, 29th April 2018

Main duties and qualification •Perform required maintenance on all types of equipment normal to a supermarket with specific emphasis on refrigeration equipment •Qualifications required; at least 5 years of experience in industrial refrigeration for large commercial air conditioning systems and supermarket storage and display systems, supermarket specific certificates of training for food display and storage systems is the primary qualifications. The ability to perform other maintenance tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, and automotive repair is a plus Graceway Smart Grand Turk invites applications from suitable qualified individuals to join our team. RETAIL MANAGERS LEVEL 1 •Developing, managing, and assigning tasks appropriately to ensure that the store is clean, adequately stocked, organized, and wellmaintained to Company standards •Analyzing daily sales and expense information and taking appropriate action to maximize sales and net profits •Accurately completing daily paperwork, completing fuel pricing strategies, receiving and verifying vendor deliveries, creating and changing work schedules as needed, etc •Controlling inventory •Reaching desired objectives by evaluating and developing specific action plans that address the needs of the store •Excellent people skills, including the ability to teach and train staff. •Must have computer knowledge in areas such as Microsoft Excel and Inventory management programs. •Strong current product knowledge of the retail industry and knowledge of Supermarket facility management. •Must have previous supermarket retail experience •Will be required to work nights, long hours, weekends, and holidays Pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Maintenance Technician

Pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. BUTCHER •Cut and trim meats and prepare related products in the variety, size quality for sale as prescribed by the store •Performed other related tasks as assigned by the General Manager and or Department Manager •Must be able to work in freezer like work environment •Must be able to work varied hours / day, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed •Must have experience and knowledge in using professional cutlery, saws, and grinders etc Salary Range: $ 9.00 - $11.00 per hour RETAIL FLOOR POSITIONS Job Requirements •Cashiers •Retail Merchandiser / Stocker •Cleaner / Trolley Assistance Salary range: $7.00- $8.50 Deadline for submission of applicants is April 27, 2018 Submit to: Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or email: hr@gracewayiga.com


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James Harden for MVP unanimous; Ben Simmons Rookie of the Year? Not all experts agree

The 2017-18 regular season is officially over, which means voters have finished frantically crunching the numbers -- and administering the ever-important eye test -- to determine who should come home with some hardware. The winners won’t be announced until the NBA Awards are held on Monday, June 25, but here is how the CBS Sports NBA staff thinks things should play out. Our experts are all on board with James Harden for MVP, but not everyone sees eye-to-eye when it comes to Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year or who should be Coach of the Year. Why Harden deserves MVP: Harden is going to be the runaway winner. He’s been the best player on the best team all season, he led the league in scoring at over 30 a game and was third in assists, and perhaps most importantly, he’s been the runner-up two

of the last three years. It’s his turn. You can argue about whether than should factor into the award, but the reality is that it does. Harden will win MVP, and it won’t be close. -- Brad Botkin Why Simmons deserves Rookie of the Year: It’s been a while since we had a Rookie of the Year race as close and as relevant as this one, so choosing between Simmons and Donovan Mitchell was no easy task. What Mitchell did to carry the Jazz offense and lead them to the playoffs was remarkable, but ultimately Simmons’ overall stats and impact on both ends of the court as a 6-10 point guard just simply could not be ignored. This one will be debated for years to come. -Colin Ward-Henninger Why Gobert deserves Defensive Player of the Year: No player in the NBA has been as dominant defensively as Rudy Gobert. An imposing

presence around the rim (and per game. -- Reid Forgrave more nimble than he’s given Why Williams credit for on the perimeter), deserves Sixth Man of the Jazz allowed just 97.5 the Year: Lou Williams is points per 100 possessions the unanimous choice here, after his return from a knee and he really does deserve injury on Jan. 19. That was by to win his second Most far the best mark in the league Improved Player award. (He and the reason they went 30-8 won in 2015 as a member of in that span, establishing the Toronto Raptors.) This themselves as a force in the is the first time in his career Western Conference. The best that he had a genuine case argument against Gobert is for All-Stardom, and while that he missed a third of the his efficiency dipped in the season due to injury, but given last couple of months, he that his main competition, finished the year averaging Joel Embiid, missed 19 games a career-high 22.6 points himself, that is not a very with a 57.4 true shooting convincing case this time percentage. There are other around. -- James Herbert worthy candidates, for sure Why Oladipo (the Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, deserves Most Improved the Rockets’ Eric Gordon and Player: Funny to think how the Heat’s Wayne Ellington mocked the Pacers’ Paul among them), but no bench George trade was at the time. player carried his team’s Oladipo turned into an All- offense the way Williams did. Star, and improved across the -- James Herbert board. Most impressively, he Why Stevens raising his scoring average deserves Coach of the from less than 16 points per Year: Just five minutes into game to more than 23 points the Celtics’ first game,

James Harden they lost their best two-way player for the season. Since then they’ve lost their best scorer for the season, one of their best young players was nearly paralyzed and their best defender has missed 28 games. Yet Brad Stevens has guided the team to 55 wins and the No. 2 seed in the East. At one point they rattled off a six-game winning streak with victories over the Thunder, Trail Blazers, Jazz and Raptors while playing with half their team. It’s simply stunning what Stevens has managed to do this season. -Jack Maloney.

Woods’ rousing comeback aided by humility Years of trials and winner Woods said after shooting a tribulations have given Tiger Woods a final-round 69 that included an eagle new character trait – humility, which at the par-five 15th. Five years removed from could prove a valuable tool in his rousing comeback bid to return to the his last PGA Tour win and 10 years since his last major championship win, top of the golf world. Woods did not deliver a Woods has stirred the golf industry storybook chapter at the Masters, with his return to competition, finishing one-over-par 289 in a tie for contending at tournaments and 32nd. But the now mellower 14-times showing glimpses of his once dominant major champion accepts that he is in form. a process after spinal fusion surgery a Since the 2008 U.S. Open, he has overcome a broken leg, knee year ago. “My swing is slightly off. I operations, a marital break-up, was pleased with the way I was able sex addiction treatment, four back to drive it, but I just could not convert surgeries, a video of his prescription with my irons. I struggled controlling drug-induced DUI and stop-start the shape. Can’t control the distance,” comeback efforts cut short due to he told reporters. back pain before his last-ditch fusion After the self-critique, former world procedure. number one Woods was asked about “Clearly, all the things that the importance of competing at he’s been through have at least done a Augusta National for the first time in little bit to humble him,” mental game expert Dr. Joe Parent told Reuters in three years. “I missed the challenges out an interview. there. I missed it. I missed playing “Humility was not one of his out here. I missed competing against strong suits early on. Tiger never these guys,” four-times Masters really admitted that he was struggling

U.S. brings new charges in college basketball corruption case

Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday expanded a corruption case into college basketball, accusing an Adidas AG executive of taking part in a scheme to bribe high school players to attend the University of Kansas and North Carolina State University, which are sponsored by the apparel maker. The executive, James Gatto, was arrested

with anything.” MIRACULOUS RECOVERY

Tiger Woods hits off the second tee during final round of the 2018 Masters golf tournament

in September, and was charged in an earlier indictment with scheming to bribe students to attend the Adidas-sponsored University of Louisville and University of Miami. The charges relating to the two additional universities came in a superseding indictment unsealed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Merl Code, a consultant for Adidas,

Woods calls his recovery a “miracle” and some experts view it in a similar light. Dr. Qusai Hammouri, an orthopaedic surgeon at New York’s Staten Island University Hospital, told Reuters that Woods’ comeback from back fusion surgery was “inspiring and surprising.” “Once you’ve demanded from your body a certain amount of effort that caused that injury... I don’t think we return you to the level that you had before,” he said. “You can rehab and strengthen yourself and we can get you better. But I don’t think you return to your baseline of before. Some decrease in your abilities can be expected.” Woods has noticed limitations but the supremely talented athlete has still managed to construct a swing that allowed him to reach a swing speed of a tour-leading 129 mph.

charged and Christian Dawkins, Those who worked at a sports include Chuck Person, a management company, former NBA star who have also been accused became associate head of taking part in the coach at Auburn University; bribe schemes related to Anthony “Tony” Bland, from Louisville and Miami. the University of Southern All three defendants California; Lamont Evans, pleaded not guilty to the from Oklahoma State original indictment, in University and formerly which they were charged the University of South with conspiracy. The new Carolina; and Emanuel indictment additionally “Book” Richardson, from the charges all three men with University of Arizona. They wire fraud.. have pleaded not guilty.


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Flurry of fouls is hurting NBA, says Kobe Bryant LOS ANGELES - NBA officiating has become too strict and is robbing the game of its physicality, helping less skilled players succeed while disrupting the flow of contests, five-time champion Kobe Bryant said on Wednesday. Rule changes like the outlawing in 2004 of hand checking, where a defender uses his hands to control the movement of the player with the ball, had led to a less exciting game too often interrupted by a referee’s whistle, said Bryant. “It’s more enjoyable if there’s a certain level of physicality,” the 39-year-old Bryant, who retired in 2016 after 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, told reporters. “It’s more competitive, you get to see players go mano-amano a little bit as opposed to, ‘oh my god, he put a hand on me, it’s a foul’. That’s got to go,” he said. “I feel like European basketball is more physical than the NBA is right now.” He said he would like to see hand checking and other more physical forms of defense reintroduced so players would

NBA great Kobe Bryant attends the in the semifinals of the women’s Final Four between the Connecticut Huskies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena have to work harder for open shots. “It challenges players to improve their skill level because now if you can hand check and things like that, you really must be fundamentally sound,” he said.

“You must be able to handle the ball to be able to get past defenders.” The elimination of hand checking empowered smaller players and has led to a shift where the point guard, as opposed to the towering center standing near the basket, is frequently the most important player. Bryant’s comments came on the last day of an NBA regular season where tensions between players and referees have been at an all-time high, with many of the league’s top athletes criticizing officials for being too involved. Bryant said he understood that referees had a difficult job but said the league would improve if it selected and trained good people. “You have younger officials coming in. Some want to do the work, some don’t want to do the work. It’s just like anything else,” he said. “When officials are doing their job at the highest level, you never mention their name once in a broadcast,” he said. “That should be every official’s goal.”

Gatlin and Coleman form elite relay team World champions Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman have formed their own relay team and will learn on Saturday how fast they can run. The idea originated with Gatlin and one of his sponsors. “They wanted to see some fast guys work together,” the 100 meters world champion told Reuters in a telephone interview. So Gatlin talked to Coleman, the world indoor 60 meters record holder and champion, and they recruited indoor world bronze medalist Baker and longtime sprinter Rodgers. The result: The top four ranked U.S. 100 meters runners for 2017 will be trying to beat the clock in a 4x100 meters relay at the Tennessee Relays at Knoxville where Gatlin and Coleman were collegiate champions. The team has no name nor coach, and in a break with tradition, the four men, rather than a coach, will determine the order in which they run.

South Africa’s top court dismisses Pistorius’ bid to appeal murder sentence

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves court after appearing for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp South Africa’s Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius to appeal his sentence for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Monday. Pistorious was initially jailed for six years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, but prosecutors argued that sentence had been “shockingly lenient” and an appeal court agreed in November to more than double the term to 15 years. Pistorius challenged the appeals court’s ruling in the Constitutional Court. “The Constitutional Court has considered the application for condonation and leave to appeal. It has concluded that ... the application for leave to appeal should be dismissed as it does not engage this court’s jurisdiction,” read the court’s order dated March 28 and made public by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday. The NPA said it was pleased with the order. “We have always contended as the NPA that their leave to appeal has no prospects of success, and the Constitutional Court has just confirmed that,” NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said.

Justin Gatlin of the U.S. celebrates after winning the 100-metre “Mano a Mano” challenge “Athletes, we know what we are good at,” said Gatlin. And in another move that is out of the norm for early season relays, there is a nice pay check, thanks to the sponsor, Pro Form Sports. “The guys are getting paid more than they would get paid for a relay,” Renaldo Nehemiah, Gatlin’s agent, told Reuters. Tennessee organizers are billing the race as an attempt at the American record of 37.38

seconds, but Gatlin, who ran on the two U.S. teams that share the record (with Rodgers on one of them), would settle for at least the fastest time of the year. Coleman’s agent, Emanuel Hudson, was even thinking the four could challenge national teams preparing for the European Championships. He also would like to see top U.S. relay hopefuls - such as the four - work together more often.

SoftBank among investors for $25 billion FIFA plan J a p a n e s e conglomerate SoftBank Group is part of a consortium of investors that are planning a $25 billion move to create international tournaments for soccer’s governing body FIFA, the Financial Times has reported. The report said the group, which includes investors from the United States, Saudi Arabia and China, were discussing proposals to expand the

Club World Cup along with the creation of a new league competition for national teams. The Club World Cup is an annual competition that sees seven clubs, usually winners of their continental tournaments, compete in a knock-out event. Spain’s Real Madrid have won three of the last four editions. The report said FIFA would have a 51 percent stake in the venture.

SoftBank declined to comment on the report. The New York Times reported this week that FIFA President Gianni Infantino told his top board last month that a fund of investors from the Middle East and Asia wanted to pay about $25 billion to buy an expanded version of the Club World Cup as well as the rights to a proposed global league for national SoftBank logo is displayed at 2017 SoftBank World Conference in Tokyo, Japan. teams.


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