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HEALTH CARE RUSH Several medical companies keen on setting up in TCI

By Todeline Defralien

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everal international health care providers are lining up to provide a wide range of world-class medical services to the Turks and Caicos Islands, in a move that could position this country as the health care capital of the Caribbean, while at the same time significantly reducing the amount of money spent on overseas medical referrals. Minister of Health Hon. Edwin Astwood revealed that Government has several offers on the table, adding that high-powered lawyers have been combing through the contract with InterHealth Canada, operators of the two hospitals in Grand Turk and Providenciales, to ensure there are no obstacles to new players entering the market. “We have a number of offers and persons are interested,” Astwood told The SUN in an exclusive interview. “It is just dealing with all of the legal issues and getting them setup is what’s preventing it. I know that we have lawyers that are dedicated to look at this contract now, and the Government has employed the services of a law firm to look at this contract and see what we can do and how we can do it. I am confident that we can move forward so that we can get these legal issues behind us. That is the only road block, because we have a number of companies to provide a number of different services who are knocking at our doors...to setup their facilities here... and persons who already have access to their patients to come in.”

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Clement Howell High School Sweeps 4th annual Integrity Inter-High Debate Competition

he Clement Howell High School dominated the 4th annual Integrity Commission Inter-High School Debate Competition this year with a sweep, amassing 910 points, ahead of the Raymond Gardiner High School which came second with 877 points. The competition took place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February, 2019, at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex,

The health minister said he has been in direct communication with CEOs from the different companies who “don’t need anything from the Government, just the green light to setup”. He added: “They will buy their

Providenciales. Marjorie Basden High School also participated. The moot for this Debate Competition was “Be it resolved, nepotism is too costly to the Turks and Caicos Islands”. Overall winning Speaker Erika Pinales said she is very proud of her teammates who spent sleepless nights working on their speeches. They are

own buildings, their own properties, setup their facility...we have dental companied interested also. We are poised to doing it as soon as possible and as soon as we get over the legal hurdles. I do believe that health tourism will open up

very confident going into next year’s event, she said. Pictured are Mrs. Imterniza McCartneyPierre, Public Education Officer, Aaliyah Elliot, Erika Pinales, Acting Premier and Minister of Health Hon. Edwin Astwood, Daynielle Worgs, and Patrina Pollard-Harris, Geography & Social Studies teacher at Clement Howell High School with the floating trophies.

in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I know that in the past there was a company who tried to do it between InterHealth Canada but that arrangement somehow went sour and we have been hearing from both sides the reason why.” continued on page 2

US State Department issues ‘Level 2’ Travel Advisory for TCI T he crime situation in the Turks and Caicos Islands has caused the US State Department to issue a “level 2” travel advisory for the destination. The advisory which was posted on the State Department’s website on February 25th, 2019, stated: “Exercise increased caution in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to crime”. It noted that the vast majority of crime occurs in Providenciales and that “local medical care and criminal investigative capabilities are limited”. A level 1 advisory means

persons should exercise normal procedures, while level 2 is to exercise increased caution. Level 3 is to reconsider travel and level 4 means do not travel. The notice advised persons who decide to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands to avoid walking alone and at night; do not answer your door at your hotel/ residence unless you know who it is; do not physically resist any robbery attempt; enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate

you in an emergency and follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. In response to the advisory, Minister of Tourism and current Acting Deputy Premier Hon. Ralph Higgs, stated, “All of our islands are at the disposal of our guests, and I would like to encourage them to visit every one and to be vigilant while they enjoy our many natural attribute.” In a press statement, the tourism ministry noted that the advisory “is not the result of any recent increase in

criminal activities in our Islands, but instead is issued out of an abundance of caution, and forms part of the US Consulate’s statutory duties to the American traveling public”. It also stated that recent statistics on crime from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, shows a double-digit decrease in crime here in the islands. “The Turks and Caicos Islands remains the safest destination in the region, if not in the world,” the press release added.

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Astwood added that he believes the Turks and Caicos Islands has the capability and ability to surpass countries like the Cayman Islands which has been making significant strides in the area of health tourism. “I believe that Providenciales especially is perfect for health tourism, and how close we are to the United States and we have access all around the Caribbean and right now persons from everywhere around the Caribbean can come here with ease,” he continued. “We are poised to really do some good things in this industry. We are looking at all the possibilities; we are not just stopping at human health tourism but we will also look at pets. People assume that procedures cannot be done here and they have to be sent off, so of course the Premier and I do receive

a lot of emails from persons who are concerned about that. The confidence that persons have in the health facility is very low and I do believe that the doctors here are capable,” he added. Astwood said he recently visited the Cayman Islands and their health tourism is “wonderful and includes persons from all over the world, all through Latin America, Mexico, Canada and local persons and some of the top local persons was at the facility”. He added: “We are hoping that we can have something like that (Health City) here where we have these specialties available here especially in the conditions that we see more frequent, We may not do brain surgery but all of the basics like dealing with stroke, cardiac diseases and all those things should be done right here. We

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 Housekeeping Department requires: •Executive Housekeeper Reports to: General Manager and Executive Assistant Manager The Executive Housekeeper is responsible for directing and controlling all housekeeping activities including the maintenance of rooms and public areas in accordance with company standards, while monitoring cleanliness to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Requirements include but are not limited to: o Schedules staff according to forecasted occupancy and maintains productivity standards. o Oversee the financial processes of purchasing, payroll and inventory control. o Maintain quality standards to ensure the highest level of cleanliness o Maintain all safety and security policies. o Minimum of 10 years housekeeping management o Experience in managing a team of over 300 persons Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: •B. Sc. with 10years or more experience in the field as Executive, Assistant Executive Housekeeper or similar position •Experience in hospitality management in five star hotels containing 500 or more rooms •Experience in managing diverse teams •Certified AHMA Hotel Supervision, AHMA Housekeeping Management, and AHMA Facilities Management •Must have computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Opera and Fidelio, Wizard) This position is vacant; recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time. Should the position not be able to fill from on-island a work permit will be applied. The salary for this position is dependent on experience and qualification and may range from $40,000.00 to $80,000.00

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

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

and should reach not later than March 8th 2019

George Pratt / 4G’s Maintenance and Cleaning Services Location: Providenciales Tel # 649-346-1158 or 246-5677 Email: prattsbarber@hotmail.com Is seeking two (2) House Keepers/Maids Is seeking one (1) Painter Is seeking One (1) Labourer 4G’s Maintenance and Cleaning Services Is seeking Two (2) Barbers Is seeking One (1) Beautician Is seeing One (1) Nail Technician All workers must be able to work shifts that includes nights, weekends and holidays. Starting wages is $300.00 per week for all advertised vacant positions All positions are new and vacant positions Interested applicants should submit their application via email. Turks and Caicos Islanders who are interested should send a copy of their application to the Turks and Caicos Islands Commissioner of Labour Board.

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can have it set up where persons can come to the Turk and Caicos Islands while they are relaxing and they are recovering from their surgery which is a stress-free environment and that is the goal that we have been pushing towards.” Astwood said that if Turks and Caicos Islands is able to attract some of these high-end facilities, it will lead to tremendous savings for the country. “Many of us in the health sector at that time when the contract came about thought that with that coming on stream that we would have seen a decrease in treatment abroad. However, we have not seen a decrease in treatment abroad as compared to when we had the old hospital system. In fact, the treatment abroad has increased. Many of us are looking at us

Minister of Health Hon. Edwin Astwood paying millions of the dollars for the new facility and even more million dollars sending people off still. So where did we benefit? We’re not knocking the workers that are there ( at the hospitals), but we’re not getting what we thought that we would have been getting and we’re not seeing that decrease in treatment abroad and we’re actually seeing an increase in referrals. We’re trying to figure out why this isn’t working for us and why we’re paying double,” he said.


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Donhue wants discussion on independence referendum I have now had an opportunity to reflect on the recent Former Immigration Minister Don-hue Gardiner is calling on the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) government “to strike a bipartisan committee to determine all options, including a referendum on independence, so that as a people, we may take a united stance on this very important issue”. In a press statement following the controversial report of the United Kingdom Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, as it relates to the evolving relationship between the UK and its other Overseas Territories, Gardiner stated: “The Government of the UK has for a very long time not lived up to its responsibilities to these Islands, nor have they lived up to their responsibilities to the United Nations in respect of these Islands. Chief among these instances of neglect are the UK’s failure to prepare these Islands for selfdetermination and its failure to shoulder its international responsibilities as it relates to the internal security of these Islands.” He added: “If the Government of the UK wish to be of use to the people of these Islands, it would be a better use of their time and resources to focus on those international obligations, rather

than seeking to enlarge the franchise, which will ultimately cause the destabilization of our current structures, designed to secure the inalienable rights of Turks and Caicos Islanders. As a people, we must engage and approach this impending crisis with our eyes open; ready to express a settled will on independence, should the Government of the UK proceed as the FAC Report recommends.” The statement continued: “This will involve a series of hard, but necessary conversations with the people of these Islands, to better determine the settled will of the people. These collective views must be taken to the Government of the UK and to the international community; and, should it come to it, must be represented in a referendum on independence.” In the FAC report, it was stated that “it is time for all Overseas Territories (including Turks and Caicos Islands) to legalise same-sex marriage and for the UK Government to do more than simply support it in principle”. According to thereport from the UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee, England “must be prepared to step in, as it did in 2001 when an Order in Council decriminalised homosexuality in OTs

Seven poacher vessels intercepted near Middle Caicos The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) intercepted seven poacher vessels in the act of illegal fishing, while on routine patrol along the northern shores of the Caicos Islands, On Monday, 18 February 2019. The incident occurred near Big Cut, Middle Caicos. One vessel, a 12ft dingy powered by a 40 horse power Yamaha engine, and two suspects were apprehended. The 6 remaining vessels managed to elude capture. The two suspects, Dominican nationals, were apprehended while using artificial breathing apparatus, with several pounds of assorted catch on board their vessel. The suspects are currently in custody and will be charged and prosecuted in accordance with the National Parks Ordinance, the Fisheries

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Limits Ordinance and the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, as amended. The Turks & Caicos Nassau Grouper season is only due to resume on the 28th of February 2019 and it is considered a serious offence to fish for or be in possession of Nassau Grouper during the closed season. Similarly, the Fisheries Protection Ordinance prohibits the catching of parrot fish at all times. The DECR would like to appeal to the public to seek to collaborate and cooperate with the Department by reporting any suspicious activities within our waters. All information will be considered confidential. Please call the DECR at 338-4164 or email environment@gov.tc should you notice any suspicious activity.

Tropic Construction and Equipment Rental

Location: South Dock, Providenciales Is seeking a Domestic Worker Duties may include general cleaning Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 431-7820 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

176 South Dock Road, Providenciales Tel # 649-331-0060 Email: phillip@tropictc.com Is seeking One (1) Quantity Surveyor One (1) Land Surveyor One (1) Sight-Engineer Requirements: Applicants seeking any of the vacant positions must have seven (7) year’s working experience in a leadership position in their profession/Trade. Starting salary $2,000.00 plus benefits. Is seeking Four (4) Carpenters - $10.00 per hour Two (2) Steel Fixers - $10.00 per hour One (1) MEP Plumbing and Electrical Engineer $12.00 per hour Deadline for the vacant position is 16th, March 2019 Interested applicants should submit their applications via email or drop off a copy to the office. Turks and Caicos Islanders who are interested should send and copy of their application to the Turks and Caicos Islands Commissioner of Labour.

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R & C Variety Store

Margarette Variety Store

Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking (1) Painter - $8.00 per hour (1)General Worker - $6.25 per hour To work 6 days per week Painter duties: Mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces General Worker must be able to carry out general cleaning chores Please Contact: 342-1964 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking (1) Painter - $7.00 per hour and (1) General Worker -$6.25 per hour •The General Worker must be able to carry out general cleaning chores •Painter duties include mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 344-1898 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales #814042

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that had refused to do so”. “The Government should set a date by which it expects all OTs to have legalised same-sex marriage. If that deadline is not met, the Government should intervene through legislation or an Order in Council,” said the report entitled Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship The Overseas Territories are: Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Antarctic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena (with Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha), South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas, and the Turks & Caicos. The report also noted that “Belongership and its equivalents are wrong”. “ While we recognise that the OTs are small communities with unique cultural identities, we do not accept that there is any justification to deny legallyresident British Overseas Territory and UK citizens the right to vote and to hold elected office. This elevates one group of British people over another and risks undermining the ties that bind the UK and the OTs together in one global British family,” the report stated.

Former Immigration Minister Don-hue Gardiner “The UK Government should initiate a consultation with the elected governments of the OTs and work with them to agree a plan to ensure that there is a pathway for all resident UK and British Overseas Territory citizens to be able to vote and hold elected office in territory. In its response to this report the FCO should lay out a timetable for this consultation process and set a deadline for phasing out discriminatory elements of belongership, or its territory-specific equivalents.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Imperial Dry Cleaning & Laundry Centre apart of WIHL group of companies is currently seeking qualified individuals to become members of our Team. Laundry Administrator Job Description: •Directs the overall activities of the laundry facility through development and administration. •Manages departmental financial processes of forecasting, budgeting, and purchasing. •Payroll and inventory control •Analyze data and compile reports on expenditure and supplies. •Prepare financial statements and reports, including the profit and loss statement and balance sheet •Assist with budget preparations •Pay bills and maintain ledgers •Receive, approve, client invoices •Code payables for accounts payable clerks to input. •Make bank deposits and receipts of money. •Reconcile bank account and distribute money within departments •Weekly productivity report Requirements: •3-5 years’ commercial laundry experience •Team player •Ability to work with a diverse team •Knowledge of DCC System •Knowledge of Textiles and Chemicals •Knowledge ofQB, Word and Excel •Must have written and oral skills •Customer Service Focused Salary based on qualification and experience. Application giving full details of qualifications and experience should be addressed to: Director Human Resources 101, Governors Road Leeward Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI and should reach no later than March 15th, 2018 for further information/appointment you can contact us at Tele:649-946-5084 or email hr@wihl.com.

Elie’s Landscaping Cleaning Services Location: Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking (1) Landscaper - $9.00 per hour (1)General Worker - $7.00 per hour Landscaper Duties: Planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes and to apply pesticide to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitoes, wasps, ticks General Worker must be able to carry out general cleaning chores To work 6 days per week These positions are new positions Please Contact: 232-7124 Interested applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Immigration Board.

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Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking (1) General Worker Salary $6.25 per hour To work 6 days per week Must be able to carry out general cleaning chores Please Contact: 247-6974 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales #814042

Absolut Construction

Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking (1) Mason - $8.00 per hour (1)Electrician - $8.50 per hour (1) Painter - $8.00 per hour To work 6 days per week Mason duties are: Building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces Electrician duties: Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems Painter duties: Mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces Please Contact: 342-1964 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales #814042


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$16.6million budget for school repairs By Todeline Defralien $16million has been allocated to complete renovations at all schools impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, according to Hon. Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education & Library Services. Speaking during a Press briefing on Thursday, February 21st, Hon. Malcolm said: “We already spent $3million at the Clement Howell High school towards updating the Adams block, the Visual Arts room, the Claudette Clare block, the Science Lab and the rest of the compound. This work was completed in August 2018 and...because of the extensive work to be done at Clement Howell, it required us to take a little but more time, but nevertheless we evaluated and now we are in the process of finalizing the contract.” After being the worst battered school, the Ministry is happy to announce that the Oseta Jolly Primary school’s ITT (invitation to tender) was divided in two phases, one for the Early Childhood block as well is the completely new school. “We are now in the stage of evaluating the ITT for that and we hope to get those contracts finalized by end of this month. The contract for the Oseta Jolly (the entire building) was finalized and work will start as of February 25th of this month,” said Permanent Secretary Wesley Clerveaux. “This would include revising the two

Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education & Library Services and Permanent Secretary, Mr. Wesley Clerveaux storey new building that was completely demolished, the Administrative block will be repaired and updated with the contractor planning to start next week. We hope to get these works started so that we can have the school within the time frame that is allocated. They will not be completely demolished,” he explained. The Permanent Secretary was not able to provide the total cost of renovations for the Oseta Jolly Primary school, but stated that it is the most expensive of all the primary schools. In addition, the Ministry of Education intends to remove all

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containers in all the primary schools that are currently being used for Early Childhood. Mr. Clerveaux added: “The container system at Enid Capron Primary School will be removed and replaced with a two-storey classroom block as well as an Early Childhood at Enid Capron will be modernized to have in class bathroom facilities. This is a new standard that we are putting in place for all Early Childhood Centers in public schools that all the bathrooms and wash facilities would be within each classroom. The containers will also be removed from the Ianthe Pratt

Primary School and there will be a six block new Early Childhood Center.” The Ministry reported that the Raymond Gardiner High School will be addressed in two phases. The first phase started on February 25th, and will include the updating of all of the bathroom facilities as well as two blocks as well as the Admin block on Raymond Gardiner. “We are putting in money for the New Year to start phase two and likewise, we have also completed the ITT for the new CVQ block at Raymond Gardiner and we are at the process of evaluating that tender as we speak.” The Iris Stubbs Primary School will be completely demolished down to foundation and they are now in the process of rebuilding the school from foundation up. “We are also building a new block at the Marjorie Basden High School which will help us to expand the CVQ classroom in offering at the school. The new block will be used by the principal office and we will have more space in the current location to expand the woodwork room, home economics room and the science lab,” he explained. The ITT for the H J Robinson High School was completed and the Contractor has begun works this week. The Ministry is in the process of evaluating the tender of the Mary Robinson Primary School and is hoping to get it completed by end of February.

ASSISTANT MANAGER

TCI Paint & Supply Ltd is seeking suitably qualified candidates for the above position. Duties include but are not limited to mixing all paint, maintaining accurate database for mixed paints and current OEM paint mixing schemes, maintaining up to date database of all standard domestic and international vehicles, care and cleaning of all computer equipment, parts etc. Applicant must have at least 15 years experience with automotive paint mixing.

TCI Paint & Supply Ltd is seeking suitably qualified candidates for the above position. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with sales; dealing with customers and preparing orders as well as receiving and off loading inventory from containers; responding to customer complaints and comments; creating and fostering new relationships with new and perspective clients; general supervision of employees. Successful applicant must be punctual and willing to complete all tasks at hand with a positive and respectful attitude.

Starting Salary $1,550.00 to $1,850.00 per month based on experience and qualifications

Starting Salary $1,800.00 to $2,100.00 per month based on experience and qualifications

Kindly forward resumes and qualification to the below address copy to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board:

Kindly forward resumes and qualification to the below address copy to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board:

Employment Department TCI Paint Supply Ltd Leeward Highway Tel: 649-339-6275 Fax 649-941-4777 Email: brenton@tcipaintsupply.com

Employment Department TCI Paint Supply Ltd Leeward Highway Tel: 649-339-6275 Fax 649-941-4777 Email: brenton@tcipaintsupply.com

Big Al’s Island Burger/ Green Bean Express Location: Grace Bay, Providenciales Is seeking a Kitchen Helper Nature of position: Ensuring food preparation area is clean and hygienic •Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately Wage: $6:50 per hour Please Contact: 941-3797 First time Work Permit Belongers are encouraged to send applications and resumes to the Labour Board

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Dossou Construction Location: Five Days, Providenciales Is seeking a Carpenter First time Work Permit Nature of position: follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures and fixtures such as windows and molding. •Measure, cut or shape wood, plastic and other materials. Wage: $8.00 per hour Please Contact: 346-7379 Is seeking a Labourer First time Work Permit Nature of position: Maintaining, gardening and repairs any other related duties deemed necessary. Wage: $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 346-7379 Belongers are encouraged to send applications and resumes to the Labour Board

EASTERN INN BAR &RESTAURANT In South Caicos Is seeking two (2) Bar Maids Required to prepare and servealcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.Must also take food orders and cook a variety of dishes Must work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 an hour Please contact Valeria Glinton at 241-5705 These are new positions Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders must send a copy of their resumeto the Immigration Board

MARGARET WILLIAMS In South Caicos Is seeking a labourer to clean the yard, paint, and do minor repairs around the house and property Must work 5 days per week Salary: $6.25 per hour Please contact 345-2808 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board


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$1,000 fine for failing to properly display business licence A business owner may be liable for a fine of $1000, if he or she fails to properly display the business licence within his/her business. This reminder was issued by the Revenue Department in a notice to the general public that the 2019/20 Business Licence Renewal period will commence on March 1st 2019. Business owners are urged to collect and display their Business Licences prominently in the place of business. This, said the notice, is in accordance with section 16 of the Business Licence Ordinance which states:

“The Holder of a licence shall submit a copy of their register of members/ display the licence in a conspicuous shareholders and demonstration of place on any premises occupied by him good standing with their application for for the purpose of carrying on business renewal. and shall produce such licence for inspection when requested to do so by •Sole traders and partnerships must the Permanent Secretary, Finance or a present a valid Business Name person authorized by him in that behalf, Registration Certificate from the or a Police Officer not below the rank of Financial Services Commission along Sergeant.” with their application for renewal. To assist with expedite the renewal process, Customers should take note of the following: •Registered companies are required to

•Establishments requiring annual inspections from the Environmental Health or an Accommodation Licence are reminded to seek inspection ahead of the renewal deadline. Applications

will not be accepted until all relevant information is received. The Revenue Department reserves the right to request further documentation and conduct inspections. •Application and payment for renewals must be made on or before April 30th 2019 to avoid penalties. The Revenue Department (RD) would also like to remind the general public that Business Licence Certificates must be promptly collected at the Revenue Department Offices.

CRIME REPORT Police are investigating a robbery when armed men approached a Bar in Kew Town. At 2:30 a.m. It was reported to the Police that three males wearing masks, one armed with a firearm, exited from a silver or grey car and approached the bar patrons and demanded money. A wallet containing identification cards and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. A male victim was hit with the butt of the firearm by one of the robbers. One spent shell was recovered for processing. At 8:13 p.m., a male reported that he was driving along Turtle Cove

Drive, he picked up two males in his black Nissan Car. The Complainant reported that the two males held him at gunpoint took his phone, cash and drove off in his black Nissan car. At 8:30 p.m., 911 received a report that two males were robbed on Long Bay Beach Drive. According to the complainants they were walking to their home when they were approached by two armed men who demanded money. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The men described as dark complexion was wearing dark clothing with masks. The complainants were

unable to give a description of the car. Shooting at Versace bar The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Report that around 3:00, a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, officers responded to a call of a shooting incident in the vicinity of the Versace Bar and at a Blue Hills Home. According to 911, the 21-yearold was in the vicinity of the Versace Bar when shots were fired at him. The suspects in a black Fuga car followed the complainant to his Blue Hills home

and continued to shoot at him. The man who did not receive a bullet wound was taken to Hospital where he was treated and released. As the Police continues their investigation into this matter they are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the vicinity of the Versace Bar and Front Road Blue Hills during the shootings and may have witnessed or have any information regarding this incident to contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or 941-8082 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.

8.To maintain and update register/CRM; 9.To assist and advise CED staff in Grand Turk with MSEME funding applications 10.Reporting the status of active projects on a monthly basis, including relevant statics. 11.Any other relevant activities or duties as required by the CEO.

Job Title: MSME Services Associate Reporting to: Vice President – SME Location: Grand Turk Job Summary: The SME Intake Officer will be responsible for facilitating applications by domestic investors on the Islands; Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos. The role will Intake the Vice Present -SME in the effective running of the MSME Programme. The role will support the Vice President SME by reviewing project proposals, following up with investors to ensure that there is a complete package of materials, arranging for materials to be distributed to the VP-SME for presentation to the Advisory Committee, providing feedback to investor clients on issueswith respect to their projects. The MSME Services Associate will be required to conduct monitoring and inspection of approved projects on the designated islands, to ensure there is compliance of the Concession Order. Education and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, English or History Key Duties and Responsibilities: ` 1.To provide data, information, reports and advice to assist prospective domestic investors. 2.To establish and maintain contacts and good relationships with potential investors and business locally. 3.To assist VP SME in collaborative efforts with CED to provide technical assistance and to monitor contribution agreements to fund approved technical assistance proposals. 4.To make presentations as needed to prospective MSM entrepreneurs. 5.To conduct research, as required, to assist the VP SME to identify potential domestic investors from target sectors for investment opportunities. 6.To conduct site visits to business locations and report findings 7.To conduct monitoring and inspection of small businesses with approved MSME Concession Orders.

Skills: 1.Good communication and interpersonal skills 2.Strong financial literacy 3.Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 4.Experience making presentations to large and small groups 5.Motivated with the ability to work with limited supervision 6.Ability to manage time efficiently Personal Qualities: 1.Open and engaging demeanor 2.Ability to simplify and be clear in oral communication 3.Ability to teach, encourage and positively correct CED staff and Clients 4.Hands-on approach 5.Willing to take personal responsibility 6.Able to win trust and personal credibility 7.Willingness to personally deliver quality to business clients 8.Ability and proven willingness to maintain Client and ITCIA confidentiality 9.Fluent in English Salary and Allowances: Negotiable in the range of $ 39,800 to $43,600 based on qualifications and experience 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), and copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos Islands and can be delivered in person to the Agency’s offices at Unit 2D, Courtyard Plaza, Leeward Highway or emailed to dastwood@investturksandcaicos. tcprior to the deadline date. The subject line in the email should read “MSME Services Associate” and envelopes delivered to the Agency should have the subject “MSME Services Associate” clearly marked on the front. Application deadline March 12, 2018. We thank all applicants who apply for their interest in the position. However, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Premier Robinson responds to Foreign Affairs Committee report The Foreign Affairs Committee the ability to obtain British passports with The tone of the report in many respects issued its recent Report on Thursday, the right to reside but rejected reciprocity. is unfortunately a message I got loud and February 21st, 2019. We have fended off the clear in my exchange with a member of the Persons will recall that its work “enlargement of the franchise” in one form Foreign Affairs Committee. was announced some time ago and or another over the years. If this is the approach to resetting while there were few written submissions In 2003, an Observer Election our relationship post-Brexit, then no thank from Turks and Caicos Islands, we were Report raised it, and more recently the you! represented at specially called hearings. UK funded Electoral and Constitutional The unfortunate thing is we watch The compilation and release Advisor, Kate Sullivan did as well. TCI Brexit unfold and know this was birthed came after months of hearings which made counter proposals including All from feelings based on wanting control included appearances by myself (Sharlene Island seats, the latter which enlarged seats of one’s own country and immigration Cartwright-Robinson) supported by the and was accepted. matters included. Deputy Premier (Sean Astwood) and other Today, this report raises these very ` Like the British, we have our own Overseas Territories leaders. same issues, although guised differently. identity. The attitude, too often, to think Turks and Caicos would recall that I These two matters were raised during my its role in “partnership” is to lord over us appeared on behalf of the country on appearance before the (Foreign Affairs) as if we have no identity of our own, is December 4th last year where a myriad of Committee in December. In all the times it unacceptable and will meet fierce rejection issues were raised. has been raised before we have rejected it as in times past. Let me first offer this background. and successfully so. We may be an Overseas Territories, The FAC is one of many committees of While it remains a matter for but we are first and foremost Turks and the House of Commons (Parliament) the UK Government to decide whether it Caicos Islanders. and as such it is not a (UK) government accepts the recommendation or not, I will We have our own identity, our committee. The recommendations will be communicate in writing a clear response to own aspirations, our own beliefs and presented to the (UK) government who the Committee. I have reached out to the values and our own democracy. We cannot, determines whether it would accept the Leader of Opposition (Washington Misick) and must not, let anyone force their values recommendations or not. and advised him of my intention to do and culture on us and in numbers. I wish however to address the same and will invite him to a meeting to As we unite with our fellow OTs, most topical of the recommendations: discuss joint efforts going forward. we too must unite at home and put aside legalisation of same sex marriage by Order- In addition, I have spoken to differences that pale in comparison to in-Council, if necessary, and reciprocity for several Overseas Territories leaders during these matters that go to the heart of who the British in full citizenship rights. the course of the morning and we are of we are. I wish to remind some of us that one mind: We cannot and must not allow We remain strong in our stance neither of these issues is new, and we have others’ cultures and values to be forced on to fiercely reject the enlargement of our successfully defended our position on us and neither will we accept the unbridled franchise in any other way than agreed numerous occasions over the years. influx of British citizens to be added to our by, and administered by, our people. We In early 2000, I served as voting population. equally stand on our values and cultures in chair of the Legislative Council’s Select Some of the recommendations of respect of marriage which is embedded in Committee on The White Paper “Progress the FAC report released yesterday are rather our country’s Constitution. through Partnership”. While buggery was unfortunate and the response already This is a fight we won before and decriminalised. There was a loud outcry throughout the OTs to such a threat to our must not retreat now, but boldly take to from Overseas Territories who resisted the cultural norms and values speaks volumes. those who seek to believe that it is okay to legalisation of homosexuality. The matter This again shows the mixed trample on the rights of a people. never progressed. In this White Paper, the message too often given: we are one, but God bless you and may God bless issuance of British Passports featured highly in too many of British citizens’ minds, UK the Turks and Caicos Islands! in our discussions. The country welcomed is the greater of the one and knows best.

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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.

INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS IS SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITION:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: The Successful Candidate must be able to: Provide leadership to position the company at the forefront of the industry. Develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service and cost effective management of resources. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE 1.Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating and change management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of communication and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to identify and secure funding / revenue sources. 2.Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of Government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects. 3.A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting and a minimum of ten years of leadership role for a large division or company. 4. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel. Salary: Remuneration and experience Please send Resume to HR@ Intercaribbean.com

Turks and Caicos Islands Human Rights Commission Complaints Investigation Officer The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is offering an exciting opportunity to become our Complaints and Investigation Officer. The HRC is an independent organisation that is an institution of good governance under the Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Order 2011. The Human Rights Commission is dedicated to fairness, non-discrimination and equality for all. This role provides the opportunity to assist people in the Turks and Caicos Islands who feel that their human rights have been breached. Reporting directly to the HRC’s Director, you will investigate human rights abuses and actively manage a wide range of investigative tasks i.e., gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses and liaising with external agencies and organisations. You will also be responsible for the monitoring, maintenance and updating of the Commission case file databases and filing system. The successful applicant must be a person of strong character,living a life, both personal and professional, with a firm moral and ethical framework. An individual who understands that the adoption of the values of fairness, non-discrimination and equality are necessary building blocks to creating a fairer society for all the people who inhabit the Turks and Caicos Islands. Qualifications and Experience •Bachelor’s degree (Social Sciences would be considered desirable). •High School diploma. •Significant experience in policing and completion of police training courses, experience in investigating, resolving complaints from members of the publicwould also be desirable and acceptable in place of a bachelor’s qualification. •Should have an excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken (a second language would be considered an asset). •Should possess excellent communication skills. •Must be a team player •Should have experience in report writing, data collection and filing. •Should have personal transportation and a valid driver’s licence. •Should have a clean criminal record. Salary ranging from $38,000 – $42,000 per annum. Your CV and cover letter along with a photocopy of your status and a clean criminal record. should be submitted to sabrina.green@tcihrc.tcor dropped off at the Commission’s office:

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Deputy Premier attends InterSessional CARICOM meeting

Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment Services, Hon. Sean Astwood led a delegation to the 30th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held at the Marriott Hotel, St. Kitts on February 26th and 27th 2019, to examine a wide range of issues of concern to the Caribbean Community and the Turks and Caicos Islands. During the two-day conference, Deputy Premier Hon. Astwood was expected to hold bilateral meetings with region leaders. The Deputy Premier was also expected to make a presentation to CARICOM Heads of Government on the existential challenges posed by climate change compounded for CARICOM countries due to varying vulnerabilities. The deputy Premier will also invite Heads of Government to a Climate Change Conference to be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands at a later date to identify opportunities for partnership, clearly define objectives, identify key opportunities for partnership and to

Deputy Premier attends thirty Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community clearly define objectives, identify key objectives and outline a collective pathway to effective implementation. Commenting on the visit, Hon. Astwood said: “I am excited to attend the Inter-Sessional Heads of Government Meeting as it offers many opportunities for the Turks and Caicos to collaborate with regional leaders in advancing my Government’s mandate and our country’s prosperity. This meeting also

offers us the opportunity to network with associated and full member states to address the body of Caribbean leaders to garner support for our challenges ahead.” The meeting is expected to focus on the effects of the economic climate for member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of

CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Border Issues, crime, security, regional transportation and blacklisting is top among the three broad areas that are up for discussion. Head of Government also engaged with the President of the Republic of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid during the Thirtieth InterSessional Meeting of the Conference. Representatives of the Government of Estonia have indicated interest in helping the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) build its capacity in the area of e-government. The Heads of Governments of the 18-member body and its associate membership are also scheduled to discuss issues relating to the region’s recovery from the global economic crises; and the situations in Venezuela and Haiti. The Deputy Premier was accompanied by Executive Director of the Premier’s Office Mr. Ronlee James and Executive Administrator to the Minister Ms. Bernadya Smith.

Global Capital launches its “Keeping our Kids in School” Loan Program As part of its efforts to support our youth and education, Global Capital has launched a “Keeping our Kids in School” Loan Program. A spokesperson said: “We understand that juggling everyday family expenses can be stressful for most parents, but it’s even more stressful when your child’s education is threatened because of late school

fees. While educational institutions understand this all too well, they too have to juggle their own commitments and so they expect school fees to be paid on time.” Recognizing this challenge, the Global Capital “Keeping our Kids in School” Loan Program was designed with special loan criteria, aimed at helping parents keep their children’s

WORK PERMIT ADVERTISEMENT REQUIREMENT The Ministry of Border Control and Employment is reminding employers, as well as the general public, that the Immigration Ordinance 2015 which was brought into force on April 1, 2016 established new conditions for advertising jobs which must be met when recruiting new staff or seeking a work permit renewal. For clarity, Section 28 (2) of the Immigration Ordinance states the following. The advertisement condition is satisfied if the employer has advertised the position in at least two consecutive issues of a newspaper published in and sold or distributed on the Islands and the advertisement— (a) describes the nature of the position available in sufficient detail to enable persons reading the advertisement to have a reasonable indication of the nature of the work and conditions of employment; (b) contains the name of the employer and details of the whereabouts of the office or other place to which the application is to be submitted together with contact details, including telephone and fax numbers and an email address; (c) sets out clearly the salary package relating to the position; (d) invites prospective applicants who are Islanders to send copies of their applications to the Board; and (e ) state whether the position is currently held by a work permit holder. For further information or questions, please refer to the following Website: http://www.gov.tc/work-permits infobordercontrol@gov.tc

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1.Applicants must be salaried employed to allow an assignment of payment directly from employer to Global Capital; 2.Fees will be paid directly to the school; 3.Maximum loan term 3 months (quarterly); 4.Minimum loan $750.00.

Bugaloos Conch Crawl In Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking to hire a Handcraft Maker - Able to work 6 days per week - Working hours 9am - 6pm - Hourly wage $8 per hour. - Must have experience in handcraft making - Must be creative This position is currently held by a Non-Belonger. Please contact 331-0221 ———————————————————————————————— Bugaloos Conch Crawl Is seeking to hire (2) Kitchen Helpers - Able to work flexible shift including weekends and holidays - Salary $6.50 per hour - Able to lift heavy objects - organized and able to work in a fast pace environment. This position is currently held by a Non-Belonger. Please contact 331-0221. ——————————————————————————————— Bugaloos Conch Crawl Is seeking to hire Cook - Able to work Flexible shift including weekends and holidays. - Organized and able to work in multi cultural environment. - SALARY $8.00 per hour. - Able to make creative dishes. This position is currently held by a Non-Belonger. Please contact 331-0221 Bugaloos Conch Crawl Is seeking to hire (2) Waitresses -Waitresses Salary starts at $6.50 - Split Sifts, hours are between 9am - 8pm - Professional and friendly. - Effective communication skills with guest and staff. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders. Please Contact: 331-0221 Bugaloos Conch Crawl Is seeking to hire (2) Dishwashers Salary starts at $6.50 - Able to work flexible shift including weekends and holidays -They are responsible to ensure the dish area is clean and sanitary before, during and after each shift. -The dishwasher will clean all station equipment and utensils following health code standards. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders. Please Contact: 331-0221 Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Immigration Board


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DDME hosts first business continuity planning workshop By Todeline Defralien The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies hosted their first 4-day Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Training Workshop in Providenciales over the period February 25th – 28th, 2019. This 4-day Workshop aims to present a clear methodology for protecting any size or type of business/ organisation against any natural or man-made hazards that may result in a disaster. During the workshop, participants learned how to develop comprehensive business continuity and contingency plans that are consistent with industry standards and best practices. Facilitator for the Training Facilitator for the Training Workshop was Dr. Evan Inniss-Springer speaking to the representatives Workshop was Dr. Evan Inniss-Springer, ` “The aim of business continuity DDME will be responsible for reviewing Deputy Director with the Department is to reduce the downtime of operations it and ensuring that their plans can stand of Disaster Management of the British when impacted by any event and it up to any event that we experience in the Virgin Islands (BVI). doesn’t have to be a hurricane, it could Turks and Caicos Islands. Our aim was Dr. Inniss-Springer is a be a fire, electrical power failure. We to ensure that the person who is going certified Emergency Manager and a are ensuring that every agency in to write the plan is in the training and Certified Continuity Manager with government has a plan, how to continue to get the training and to know exactly over 25years’ experience in the disaster operations, how to continue to serve what to do.” risk management field having worked their customers and public whether it is Clerveaux stated that phase at the regional level with CDERA/ international or regional partner,” she one is to draft their companies plan and CDEMA, internationally with PAHO and added. share it with their colleagues and phase nationally in the BVI. She added: “We have a wide two is for them to test it. On the first day, Dr. Virginia cross-section of businesses and once they This workshop took the form Clerveaux-Director, DDME said the idea understand what they need to have in of a “Writeshop,” in that, at the end of behind business continuity planning is place, it will help us to better budget and the 4 day period, each participant would ensuring that every agency has a plan to work better together because an input have a written Business Continuity Plan as to how they will recover or they will for them can be an output for another for their Department/Agency. continue the government operations in agency. At the end of the day we want Dr. Evan Inniss-Springer, Deputy the event they are impacted. to ensure that they have their plans and Director with the Department of Disaster

Management of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) said, “It is particularly important for all businesses to understand what it takes to be able to continue operations after a major event, like what happened after Irma and Maria, a simple flood, fire, power outages or not having communication. Planning these things before hand allows you to be able to get back up as quickly as possible and to be able to minimize the downtime because downtime equals lost of revenue.” Attending the workshop were representatives from various key TCIG public sector departments, including the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Customs, Education, Home Affairs, Police and Her Majesty’s Prison the Fire Department.

• Ensure that all work undertaken falls under the Company’s established safety and environmental policies and guidelines and are adhered to consistently. • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

VACANCY- SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER CONSULTANT Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals for the position of Senior Project Engineer Consultant, FortisTCI, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Description •Responsible for the efficient, effective and safe construction, installation and major maintenance/repairs of production assets of Fortis TCI. As a member of the Management Team, to understand the corporate vision and successfully gain support for the implementation of that vision. Main Duties include: •Responsible to see that all assigned projects related to the construction, installation and/or major maintenance/repairs of production assets and associated auxiliary equipment are completed in a safe, efficient and effective manner. •Provide assistance/guidance to the newly promoted Director of Energy Production during his transition period (12 to 18 months) to the new position. •To provide detailed supervision of contractors involved in the construction and installation of large generation assets as determined by and normally under the general direction of the VP of Energy Production. •Responsible to see that all construction of civil, mechanical and electrical assets at the Company’s energy production facilities is completed in a safe, efficient and effective manner. • Responsible to see that assigned projects are brought in on budget and on time. • Responsible to see that in all situations all construction activity is performed consistent with best practice concerning safety, environment, quality, budgetary control and reporting standards. • Be familiar with all Company Policies and procedures (including those established by past practice) relating to the position and to observe and enforce compliance with these policies and procedures. • Responsible to ensure that statistical records required by the Company are kept with respect to the assigned projects as well as maintain reports that will keep senior management updated with the progress of these projects. • Operate Company vehicles as required.

Academic/Technical/Management: Experience and Qualifications: • Degree in (Electrical or Mechanical) Engineering – Power option (4 year program), or an accredited equivalent. • A diploma or equivalent qualification and/or certification in project management will be an asset. • Mid-level management experience is required (or equivalent). • Minimum of 15 years post graduate working experience in Power Plant operation and construction (with emphasis on diesel generation environment). • Multi-disciplinary industry experience in the areas of power plants, construction and project management required. • Proven track record in successfully leading and managing projects particularly in the power plant environment. • The Language of work will be English. The ability to write comprehensive reports as well as the ability to make verbal presentations in English is required. • Computer literacy is required (familiarity with Excel, Word). Abilities; Skills; Experience; Aptitude and Judgment: • Excellent team player and team building skills • Good analytical skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines and to work under pressure • Ability to build strong trust relationships and maintain positive relationships internally and externally • Strong project management and time management skills • Must be goal oriented and self-motivated • Must have a solid working knowledge of MS Office software programs, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various databases. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Deadline for submission of applications (inclusive of a cover letter, resume and a FortisTCI application form) is Friday March 8, 2019: Mr. 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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Canadian family loses $20,000 in TCI villa rental scam

An Ontario family is out $20,000 after the dream Christmas vacation they had planned turned into an online booking nightmare. According to reports in the Canadian media, Wendy and Peter DaSilva of Innisfil, Ont., put a down payment on the five-bedroom villa in the Turks and Caicos Islands last February. They planned to take their children and grandchildren for a special two-week holiday trip, and booked it through an online villa rental platform. The remainder of the $20,000 balance was paid last October. After that, the DaSilvas say, the owner abruptly stopped communicating with them. “As soon as a final payment was done … he wouldn’t respond to anything that I sent to him,” Wendy DaSilva told CTV Toronto. With their trip drawing closer and closer, the DaSilvas started to become more and more worried. They looked into the owner’s background and learned that he was David McGee, a real estate agent based in Toronto. The DaSilvas were not able to get a hold of McGee directly, but learned that the home had been severely damaged by a hurricane – Hurricane

Irma had swept through the islands more than a year earlier. And days before their flight they received an email from the owner that the home had been looted and was unsafe and uninhabitable. CTV News attempted to contact McGee at his home and his office before this story was published, without success. Phone and email messages were not returned. The DaSilvas were able to book another property in Turks and Caicos on short notice, at significant expense. While there for their vacation, they paid a visit to the villa – and found that its roof had been torn off, a window was broken, the hot tub was not working, the pool was half-filled with green water, and plants were growing all over the property. “It’s completely overgrown and nothing like it’s shown on the pictures,” Wendy DaSilva said. McGee ultimately sent an email to the family agreeing he owed them a full refund but the DaSilvas have since been fighting to get their money back, with no luck. An Airbnb representative said there was nothing the company could do to help because the DaSilvas had paid the owner through a direct

Wendy and Peter DaSilva e-transfer rather than through its payment system. Wendy DaSilva says McGee encouraged her to pay through the e-transfer by claiming there was an issue with the fees listed on the Airbnb site. She says she regrets doing that and wants to make sure other people don’t

make the same mistake. The listing for the villa has been pulled off Airbnb, although it remains active on at least one other vacation rental site. “He’s still got it online. It’s still looking beautiful. We want him stopped,” Wendy DaSilva said.


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Damian Wilson appointed Policy/Media and civil society liaison manager in Governor’s office Damian Wilson has been appointed Policy/Media and Civil Society Liaison Manager in the Office of the Governor. Commenting on his new appointment, Wilson said; “I have always had a love for communications and connecting with people and am humbled and thrilled to be assuming this new role in my career as a member of the TCI Civil Service, one of the most hard working public sectors I know. This opportunity will allow me to serve the people of the TCI to an even greater extent. I believe that my time in the Governor’s Office has been a great experience, one where I have contributed significantly to my role as Media & Civil Society Liaison, but where I have also learned considerably. I am honoured and privileged to be taking on this new role and I commit to bringing even greater dedication, intensity, focus to this role as I did the last. I look forward to what the future holds.” Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams congratulated Wilson on his appointment, noting that it has been a pleasure having him as a part of the team in that office over the last two years. “He is a perfectionist and takes great pride and responsibility in his work, making him a hardworking and trustworthy civil servant,” she said. “In

Mr. Damian Wilson his new role Damian will maintain responsibility for media and civil society engagements, but in terms of Policy, will also be responsible for responding at short notice to numerous enquiries from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and other UK government departments on a broad range of

issues, including: TCI’s educational and environmental responsibilities and will support the work of the Governor’s Office on disaster management and other regional and international issues affecting the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Damian was born and raised on the island of Grand Turk and after

spending a few years with then Turks & Caicos Utilities Ltd. (TCU), now Fortis TCI, as a lineman Apprentice/ Mechanical Assistant, he gained an Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the TCI Community College in 2006 and began his journey in communications with Radio Turks & Caicos (RTC) as a Radio Announcer/ Presenter; simultaneously assuming the role of Sale Representative. Damian went on to study in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Communications, Media & Journalism from the University of Buckingham and returning to the TCI took up employment with Digicel TCI as a Marketing Communications Executive, with responsibility for advertising and collateral development, digital asset management (including online marketing, social media and website management and assisting with coordinating stakeholder communications. Damian joined the Governor’s Office team in 2017 as the Media & Civil Society Liaison Officer, where he managed various aspects of the Governor’s Office communications and public relations, including media communications, public engagements, digital asset management, etc.

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

His Excellency the Governor invites applications for the position: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on the 15th of March, 2019 The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is inviting applications for the position of Commissioner of Police. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force serves all of the inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos Islands namely, Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, Ambergris Cay, Salt Cay and Grand Turk. The estimated population is approximately 35,000. The police force is made of approximately 319 sworn Police Officers, a team of special constables, District Constables and Civilian Support staff representing different countries and nationalities. The annual budget for the service is $25m US.

The successful candidate will lead delivery of the RTCIPF vision ‘to make the Turks and Caicos Islands a safe and secure country in which to visit, invest and live’. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced senior officer to play a leading role in the drive to maintain and improve performance by effective management and by working with partner organizations and agencies to deliver strong collaborations. Applicants must have a significant track record of leadership and strategic management including at least 25 years policing experience with at least 10 years at a senior management level. The appointment will be offered for a fixed term of up to three years at an annual salary of $125,000 plus relevant allowances. Expected starting date is August 1, 2019. To receive a copy of the recruitment pack including the Person Specification and details on how to apply for position please contact: mgreenway@ gov.tc Telephone +1 649 338-3841. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate. Applications should be addressed to: The Director, Mark Greenway, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered or sent by email to recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being: Commissioner of Police MRG00003. Envelopes should have the subject: Commissionerof Police MRG00003 clearly marked on the front. The Successful applicant will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance and other laws of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department. Applicants without supporting documents will not be processed. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Another perspective

By Jeremy Jones Having lived and worked in Providenciales for just over five years prior to 2004 as General Manager for Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa, I find myself in a uniquely qualified position to add some perspective to Sandals Resorts International’s announcement of the Resort’s closure in the near and distant future. Now don’t get me wrong, I still work for Sandals Resorts as upon leaving Providenciales in 2004, I lead the opening of the then Sandals Whitehouse Resort and Spa (now Sandals South Coast) in Jamaica, followed by a stint as Regional Director for the Eastern Caribbean. I am now back home in Jamaica as Director Corporate Services for the company. During all this time I have made frequent visits to Provo and have seen firsthand, the continued growth of not only the resort but the island itself. As I write this I’m sitting in the Managing Director’s office at Beaches looking at a photographic timeline on the wall showcasing the resort’s unrivaled and breathtaking development, so indulge my walk down memory lane. In 1996 there was only the Caribbean Village; the French Village expansion opened in December 1999 adding 157 keys and moving the staff population to 866. The Italian Village came in 2008 (a further 152 keys) and most recent was the acquisition of The Veranda now Key West in 2013 (adding 158 keys) taking the resort to 773 keys and over 2,000

team members; the largest employer on island. During the 23 years since arrival, the resort’s socio-economic impact stands as a case study which would provide a great research paper for any university student’s Doctoral dissertation. But this is not an academic paper. This is the living, breathing experience of over 2,000 team members who are directly impacted by its economic influx. Beyond them are thousands more within the community – craft vendors, taxi operators, entertainers, tour providers, whose growth is intrinsically connected with the growth of the resort itself, allowing them and their families to benefit from the linkages in the economy. A rising tide after all, lifts all ships. But these community ties are not new. On this my most recent visit I was picked up by a Beaches driver named Scottie who reminded me of when he worked as a customs officer at the airport in the early 2000s. Back then, we were landing four charter flights on a Saturday and two on a Sunday. For those of you who can recall the airport was about a quarter of the size it is now and there was only one scheduled American Airlines flight that serviced the destination. Those additional charter flights and the need to check in and out 300 plus rooms on a Saturday and another 100 plus on a Sunday, with the inherent guest transportation and lost luggage issues became a part of daily life and brought the resort team, the immigration,

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT LANDSCAPING LABOURERS The Landscape Labourer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out cleanup around the property and on the beach. Due to the high amount of seaweed may need to go in water regularly. Wages: USD6.25 per HOUSEKEEPING LABOURERS Perform cleaning duties to maintain all rooms in a clean and orderly manner, including making beds, replenishing linens and amenities, cleaning rooms, vacuuming, emptying garbage. Report status of rooms and any damage, hazards, repairs; assume responsibility for keys signed out; update daily. Must be willing work all weather conditions, public holidays and weekends. Wages: USD6.25 per ONLY CANDIDATES MEETING ABOVE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED Candidates should apply via e-mail at localvillashr@gmail.com for consideration Prospective applicants who are Belongers kindly send copies of your application to the board. Application deadline: March 15, 2019

customs and airport officials all closer together. Today there are 15 flights a day originating North America and UK tied to the demand for Beaches, but which also benefit other local resorts and businesses; you can see the impact of that everywhere. As I drive around Chalk Sound and Leeward where I lived during my time here, I see more houses and homes being built. I have watched the transformation on Grace Bay with real estate and high-end retail outlets bustling with business; the Millennium highway provides access to housing developments and even Bugaloos Conch Crawl has had a complete makeover. Many Belongers have benefitted from exposure to the Beaches tourism experience and are now independent entrepreneurs with their own restaurants, bars and service organizations. Many of the taxi drivers and tour providers have been able to expand their fleet and offerings. The prosperity and improved quality of life on the island fueled by the economic injection of the tourism dollar is everywhere. Anyone who would deny that the success of Beaches Turks and Caicos and the Turks and Caicos Islands are intimately linked is being disingenuous. We are proud to be the leading corporate citizens in TCI for the past 22 years. Like any relationship the road has not always been smooth but throughout the challenges Sandals has continued to invest in the resort’s infrastructure and the island’s people. We have directly

Jeremy Jones impacted the social framework through the numerous Sandals Foundation projects positively impacting thousands, and we continue to invest in the development of human capital through the Sandals Corporate University. There are many more experiences that I could share and I am confident a tally of the pros and cons would lean to the former. Beaches is a successful business. No one enters a business to fail and a successful tourism business means only one thing, success for the people of TCI. And so from my unique vantage point I wish to assure all stakeholders that Beaches has always been committed to a strong and prosperous tourism sector in the Turks and Caicos Island, and we feel that this is achievable where there is a spirit of partnership, trust and mutual respect.

BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES POSITIONS AVAILABLE All positions, are held by Work Permit Holders Coral Quarry One (1) Labourer Offloading the cement boat and must be Physical, able-bodied individuals capable of lifting heavy loads any other duties pertaining to the Plant. Wages from $ 7.50 per hour Location: South Dock Road Rosie’s Delight Restaurant One (1) Labourer Washing pots, plates, cleaning stove, kitchen equipment& floors and any other duties. Wages from $6.50 per hour Location: 23 Parade Ave Submit applications to by February 28, 2019 to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department Town Center Mall Providenciales Tel: 649-946-4211 Labour Commissioner, Labour Department Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands


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The Overseas Territories need to collaborate and strategize including an exit strategy By Drexwell Seymour In the introductory section of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the report stated that “the UK has an obligation under article 73 of the United Charters to provide for the wellbeing of the inhabitants.” This statement alone is hypocritical in that the recommendations proposed by the FAC is not in the wellbeing of the Overseas Territories (OT). The report also stated that the “UK Parliament has, as matter of constitutional Law, unlimited powers to legislate for the OT. In practice, it tends only to legislate in areas that are reserved to the UK, such as foreign policy and national security, and not in areas devolved to the OT without their consent. ` If this is their practice, then the FAC should not threaten the OT with recommendations without their consent. It is the time the Overseas Territories stop taking and start acting and one way to do so is to collaborate and strategize in dealing with the UK on all issues going forward. Same-sex marriage The Committee asked the five leaders of Cayman, Monserrat, Anguilla, BVI and Turks if they would consider legalizing the same sex marriage. All

islands except the Cayman Islands responded. In my opinion, the only leader that responded strongly was the leader of BVI who said that their constitution states that marriage is between man and a woman. ` The other leaders said more or less it would require consultation. We have been over this question for years now and we know the answer by the people is no to same sex marriage so every leader should have responded on the same way as BVI leader. I do not know what the other islands constitution state but I know TCI constitution also states that marriage is between a man and woman. The OTs need to be radical with the UK and remind them of their obligation to provide for the wellbeing of the inhabitants. The inhabitants say no to same sex marriage and they should honour the desires of the inhabitants. British Overseas Territories Act 2002 As a result of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, the citizens of the Overseas Territories became full British citizens whereby they can live, work and vote in the UK just like any other British citizens. However, this was not reciprocated to the UK citizens. Quite naturally, the UK citizens

would think it is unfair for overseas citizens to reside in UK without restrictions and they cannot do the same thing in the Overseas Territories. Obviously due to the size of our population and the fact that most of the OT citizens are outnumbered, we cannot and should not accept reciprocity as this is not in the wellbeing for the OT. Should the UK Government accept this recommendation from the FAC, then the OT need to decide whether or not they want their citizensto have full British status. While many of us including myself have embraced this opportunity for our children, it will not be worth having this status with UK citizens allowing to reside in the OT without restrictions. Conclusion So far, the Cayman Islands is the only OT who said they would seek independence should the UK proceed with the recommendation by the FAC. The OT must develop a plan in the event the proposed changes are handed down to us. Do not take anything for granted as we do not want to be caught with our pants down. We need a UK exit strategy plan even if we do not plan to exit now. If the citizens of the OT want to remain with the UK, then the OT need to present to the UK, long term

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 4 M’S CONSTRUCTION CO. LANDSCAPING LABOURERS The Landscape Labourer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out cleanup around the property and on the beach. Due to the high amount of seaweed may need to go in water regularly. To do well in this role you should be physically fit, reliable, and be a hard worker. Wages: USD6.25 per CONSTRUCTION LABOURERS We are a busy construction company looking to hire a dedicated Construction Laborer to join our team. You will be responsible for the general cleaning and clearing of debris from all sites and follow directions from supervisors and other skilled tradesmen. Other duties will include prepping construction sites by cleaning obstacles and hazards, loading or unloading construction materials, putting together and take apart temporary structures, such as scaffolding and removing, filling or compacting earth. To do well in this role you should be physically fit, reliable, and be a hard worker. Wages: USD6.25 per Candidates should contact (649)231-2547 for consideration Application deadline: March 15, 2019

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Drexwell Seymour strategies that are in the best interest of the OT citizens. Hopefully, it will cover issues such as crime reduction strategies and the protection of the borders of all of the OT particularly TCI which is under constant threat

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Roles and Responsibilities: •CPA or CA equivalent with at least 10 years’ experience as Financial Controller or Assistant Financial Controller. •At least 5 years management/supervisory experience of 5+ accounting staff members at a property of similar size. •Experience and in-depth proven understanding of Rental Pool Agreements, HOA (Strata) Management Agreements, by-laws. •Internal and External proven audit experience. •Understanding of full insurance policies, Property, General Liability, D&O Liability, BI,… •Complete understanding and proven experience +5 years of Executive Committee level functions. •Advanced knowledge and skills in computer systems, most specifically, Excel, Oracle/Opera, Micros, Spa Booker, SAGE ERP, ADP, Timesaver, MXP. Experience in most of these software systems will be a basic requirement. •Demonstrated understanding of interdepartmental relations and expectations in the luxury hotel market •Solid training proven in all areas of Accounting from A/P, A/R, General Ledger, Credit, Collections, Audit, Inventory control, Payroll, Budgeting, Costing, P&L preparation and analysis, etc. Key Skills & Requirements: •Managing the day to day operations of the accounting department and overseeing all accounting, IT and Purchasing staff. •Assisting executive management, ownership and related associations with the production of financial reports. •Directing departments in the preparation and consolidation of financial budgets and projections •Prepare, present and provide interpretation of operational reports as they impact the business finances •Developing and maintaining chart of accounts •Actively involved in yield management and revenue enhancement •Coordinate internal audits •Monthly balance sheet reconciliations and intercompany accounts •Budgeting •Maintain relations with banking and insurance institutions Salary $60,000 – Commensurate with Experience, Training & Education *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 Danitra Clare, Assistant Human Resources Manager atcareers@theshoreclubtc.comno later than end of day Monday, March 11th.Resumes can also be submitted to the Labor Department directly. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000.


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A REWARDING CAREER WITH COMO HOTELS and RESORTS STARTS TODAY!! At COMO, we create experiences worth re-living, experiences that inspire guests to travel and live differently. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands

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•Provide direction to managers on coaching and counseling, employee development, conducting investigations and resolving employee relation situations. •Ensure compliance with Turk and Caicos labour laws and provide appropriate communication and training to managers regarding new or changes in regulations. •Establish and implement HRIS systems to track employee records •Identify performance trends and recommend appropriate employee relation strategies. •Maintain and review employee handbook, HR Forms, company policies, and procedures to ensure all materials are consistent and current. •Act as a business partner with internal departments to implement and uphold policies and procedures. •Assess the organizational climate and identify training needs. •Partner with Company leadership and department managers to determine strategies for meeting the training needs. •Update, maintain and track all employee information on HRIS system and vendor websites. •Develop and administer benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, life insurance •Maintain knowledge of government regulations, trends and industry practices. •Develop pay systems/structures and manage the salary increase process. •Answer questions regarding benefit plans and programs. •Maintain all employee HR and benefits, updating records as needed. •Develop hiring strategies for all positions. •Partner with hiring managers to understand their staffing needs. •Source qualified candidates through cold-calling, networking, referrals and other means. •Manage all phases of the interviewing and selection process. •Handle all offers and turndown of candidates. •Manage processing of immigration/visa process •Proactively work on COMO Approach Initiatives to identify opportunities for sustainability within the department and to implement departmental, hotel and Group sustainability initiatives, including reporting Key Requirements •Minimum seven (plus) years of solid HR generalist experience, luxury AAA 4 or 5 Diamond rated hotel experience preferred. Broad exposure in all facets of Human Resources a plus. •Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field. •Strong knowledge and application of employment laws •Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills, able to establish credibility •Flexible and adaptable, able to work under pressure. •Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. •Well organized with good written and verbal communications skills. Salary range: USD$65K to USD$96K per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications OTHER MANAGERIAL AND SUPERVISORY POSITIONS Director of Rooms

Health and Safety Manager

Play by COMO Manager Operations Manager- Private Estates Housekeeping Supervisor Director of Engineering Director of Spa Front Office Manager Yoga/Pilates Instructor Room Service Manager Financial Controller F&B Operations Managers Bar Manger Bar Supervisor Events Manager Cost Controller Restaurant Manager Pool and Beach Supervisor Excursion Manager Director of Purchasing Human Resources Manager Director IT Executive Chef Guest Relations Officer Excursion Manager Duty Manager – Front Office Executive Housekeeper Storeroom and Purchasing Manager Employee Accommodation Executive Training and Development Manager Salary range: USD36K to USD$90K per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some positions currently held by a work permit holder.

•The Hotel Manager is responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing the departments of Front Office, Housekeeping, Boating and Security, IT, COMO Shambhala Spa, Food and Beverage, Culinary, Butlers and Facilities Management. •The Hotel Manager will work closely with the Managing Director-Americas on special projects and assignments and be responsible for entire hotel operations in their absence. •Ensures highest level of guest satisfaction by providing, within hotel and group standards, extraordinary quality guest services and amenities •Adjust, fix, amend and correct and improve operational areas when and where possible to ensure guest satisfaction •Spot-checking of hotel rooms and other areas to ensure standards are maintained •Assists in overseeing and directing the personnel functions of departments under their responsibility •Respond to inquiries and resolve customer complaints in a timely and appropriate manner •Ensure that product knowledge of all COMO properties and initiatives is updated and shared with the rest of the team •Proactively obtain feedback from the guests to ensure that their expectations are met and that the service levels they experience are consistent •Maintain a positive, professional and natural manner with all guests and staff, with the aim to build rapport and loyalty to the property and COMO Hotels and Resorts •To manage and develop a service-related environment, where attention to detail and both internal and external guests needs are paramount •Implement the approved budget, ensure budgets set are achievable, control of expenditure is kept within budget, monitor costs and take corrective measures when necessary. •Monitor all budgets and assist the GM establishing systems that can be implemented to ensure that budget targets are reached or exceeded whilst not diminishing service quality •Implement and suggest systems that maximize the revenue produced by the property facilities in order that the budget is achieved or exceeded •for safeguarding all company assets by ensuring that effective controls are implemented and reviewed •Proactively work on COMO Approach Initiatives to identify opportunities for sustainability within the department and to implement departmental, hotel and Group sustainability initiatives, including reporting Key Requirements •Prior experience in luxury hotels or resorts a plus •Minimum seven years of management experience in Hotel industry •Bachelor’s degree one in Hospitality management is highly preferred •Attention to details excellent customer service •Ability to motivate and lead a team •Working knowledge of Micros and Microsoft Office. •Sales and negotiation skills required. •Degree preferred. Salary range: USD$65K to USD$96K per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications OTHER POSITIONS: Junior Sous Chef

Commis Chef

Line Cook

Spa Receptionist

Chef de Partie

Hostess

HVAC Technician

Food and Beverage Servers

Demi Chef

Chef de Cuisine

Recreation Attendants

Spa Therapist

Spa/Gym Attendant Guest Service Agents Pool and Beach Supervisor Kitchen Stewards

Bellman Housekeepers

K-9 Dog Security/Handlers Pool and Beach Attendants Spa Attendants VIP Coordinators

Chef De Partie Butlers

Cost Controller

Turndown Attendants

Spa Therapists Boat Crew

Private Estates Room Attendants Purchasing Agents

Utility Technician (Power House)

Play by COMO Attendant (s)

Play by COMO Supervisor Salary range: USD$13K to USD$36K per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some position currently held by a work permit holder.

All applicants will be required to successfully obtain a clear background and drug test and for non-Turks and Caicos nationals will require a work permit. Experience in a similar or relevant position is a prerequisite; relevant educational and/or professional qualification is also a plus. To be considered, please visit our career page to apply for our current open positions https://comohotelsparrotcay-careers.silkroad.com Any other questions, you may also contact Human Resources below: careers@comoparrotcay.com


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DATE OPEN: February 18, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Stewarding Supervisor PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club Job Overview:Directs and coordinates all activities and provides assistance to the staff of the stewarding department, to ensure all established service standards and procedures of Hotel are implemented consistently, leading to guest satisfaction, staff satisfaction and profit for the Hotel.

OPEN JOB POSITION DATE OPEN: February 18, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Housekeeper PROPERTY: West Bay Club Job Overview:We are looking for a professional Housekeeper able of attending to our facilities with integrity and attention to detail. The goal is to create a clean and orderly environment for our guests that will become a critical factor in maintaining and strengthening our reputation. Responsibilities: •Perform a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing •Ensure all rooms are cared for and inspected according to standards •Protect equipment and make sure there are no inadequacies •Notify superiors on any damages, deficits and disturbances •Deal with reasonable complaints/requests with professionalism and patience •Check stocking levels of all consumables and replace when appropriate •Adhere strictly to rules regarding health and safety and be aware of any company-related practices 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 - $8.50 per hour DATE OPEN: February 18, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Restaurant Supervisor PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club Job Overview:To supervise and run operations of Grill Rouge Restaurant. To take all orders from guests, have substantial F&B knowledge in order to upsell and describe menu items, manage staff in conjunction with F&B manager, handle complaints and be person responsible in absence of senior managers. Responsibilities: •To prepare the weekly schedule, ensuring adequate staffing of the restaurant at all times •To supervise and assist the restaurant staff on a daily basis •To assist with the processing of the daily cash sheets in conjunction with other supervisors and managers •To take food and wine orders from all guests. •To have excellent understanding and product knowledge of what is being served on the menu for any service •Conduct daily briefs prior to each and every service and liaise with Chef to be aware of any special dishes. Shift Varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate workerQualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour& Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $28,800 - $31,800 per month

Responsibilities: •Responsible for establishing and maintaining high sanitation standards in all food preparation area •Responsible for the Maintenance and the cleanest of all F&B service and Kitchen Equipment •Responsible for guiding the staff and in the performance of their jobs in accordance to Hotel policies and procedures. •Responsible for implementing the Policies and Procedures in operating the Stewarding Department •Responsible for ensuring sufficient operating equipment and cleaning supplies for the operation. •Responsible for providing functional assistance to operation during peak periods and functions. •Responsible to keep F&B equipment inventory book up to date. •Responsible to maintain all F&B area free of pest at all time •Responsible for administration and the disposal of the waste 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:$25,000 - $30,000 per annum DATE OPEN: February 18, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Massage Therapist PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club Grace Bay Club is looking for candidates that have the requirements listed along with an outgoing professional manner. They love to work with different types of people, meet challenges with a positive attitude and live the standards of our organization. Their management style is one that balances a commitment to people and their development with business/financial accountability and delivers an exceptional guest experience. 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 - $9.50 per hour

Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than March 8th, 2019 @ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1020 Email: kendi.jones@gracebayclub.com Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies


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Super Cuts Barber shop

Eric Lightbourne

Aviation Drive, upstairs Musgrove Place in Providenciales Is seeking: Barbers Must be able to cut hair, must have at least 3 years experience and work from 9:00am-7:00pm and overtime if needed. •Is seeking (1) Domestic Worker Must be able to work 5 days per week 9:00am- 4:00pm •Is seeking (1) Cashier •Is seeking a Manicure and Pedicure person These positions are currently held by Work permit holders Interested persons may contact Alex Higgs, Owner of Super Cuts Barbershop at 243-5406

Needs A Domestic Worker In Grand Turk Salary $6.50 per hour To work 3-5 days per week Please Contact 232-8445 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Truely Nolen Location: Club Pillows, Providenciales Is seeking 1 Equipment Cleaner Cleans and sterilizes machinery and equipment used to process or store products Salary $6.50 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 332-4176 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Ruth Beauty Salon Church folly Grand Turk Turks & Caicos Islands Cell; 649245 9136 Is seeking One (1) Hair Dresser To work (5) days per week (shift work) Duties entail Washing, Styling, manicure, Pedicure etc Position pays $6.25 per hour at 40 hours minimum per week Prospective applicants who are Islanders can send copies of their applications to the Board Positions are currently filled by a Dominican National

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Silly Creek Water Sports

Location: Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Salary is $300.00 per week Must be able to work Monday – Saturday for 6:00am-2:00pm This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Location: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is looking for an Assistant Manager The qualifications include: -boat captain license and experience captaining private excursions - qualified wake board/waterski instructor -book keeping experience, excel/word, excellent written and verbal communication skills, booking/coordinating -experienced lifeguard - CPR and First Aid qualifications Salary $10.00 per hour This position is a work permit renewal. Please forward CV to the Labor Department and to info@sillycreekwatersports.com Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Cairsea Services Limited

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29 Old Airport Road Ph: 946-4205 Fx: 946-4504 Email: shipping@cairsea.com Requires: one (1) Labourer Duties: unload/load ocean containers, cargo aircraft, office & warehouse maintenance Hours: 8-5 Must be available for work on weekends & holidays Salary: $7.50 per hour This position is held by a Work Permit Holder Interested TC Islanders may remit applications directly to the Board of Employment

Location: Wheeland, Providenciales Is seeking a Cook Salary is $7.50 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 343-4117 or 347-7630 This position is a new position Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Location: Long Bay, Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include yard cleaning, keeping premises clean and washing vehicles etc. To work 5 days per week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 232-6179 This position is a new position Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islands should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board #814032

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Location: Providenciales Is seeking a Private Home Sever Salary is $260.00 per week Must be able to work Monday – Saturday for 9:00am-5:00pm This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Location: Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking a Domestic Worker Duties may include general cleaning, Must be able to use a variety of tools To work 6 days per week Salary: $6.25 per hour. Please contact 331-0221 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders should send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

Needs a Fisherman In Grand Turk Must be able to dive and use a variety of equipment to catch fish Salary $350.00 per week To work 4 days per week Please Contact 343-5054 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders should send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

Of South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week Salary: $6.25 per hour Duties included are cleaning house and washing of clothes Please contact 243-0211 if interested This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders please contact Immigration Board

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Location: Ocean Breeze, South Caicos Is seeking for a Domestic worker To do housekeeping work Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English To work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 /$7.00 an hour Please Contact 649-231-3617 This Position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islands should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To perform a variety of household duties such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, and laundry Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary: $6.25 per hour Please contact 341-5924 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

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Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales Seeks to employ 1 Barmaid Duties: Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patrons and interacting with customers, taking orders and serving drinks To work 6 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please contact: 247-3275 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

Location: The Cinema, Providenciales Is seeking 1 Barmaid Duties: Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for, interacting with customers, taking orders and serving snacks Salary $6.50 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 332-4176 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Location: South Caicos Is seeking for a Baby Sitter To do general cleaning Duties include Babysitting a child Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English To work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 /$7.00 an hour Please Contact 649-231-3617 This Position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islands should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking a (1) Mason Helper To assist the Mason on the job until job is completed To work 5 days a week Salary is $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 344-0981 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Location: 648 Blue Hills Road, Providenciales Is seeking: (1) Nail Technician - $7.50 per hour •Duties include basic manicures, artificial nails, gel nails, nail repair, nail wraps and nail polishing. Is seeking (3) Hairdressers - $7.50 per hour •Typical duties include shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, braiding, hair coloring, and weaving Is seeking (1) Domestic Worker $6.25 per hour •To carry out cleaning chores All persons must be able to work 6 days a week These positions are all new except for one of the Hair Dressers position Please Contact: 333-8814 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking a Plumber Nature of position: Interprets blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems, and other plumbing materials. Installs pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids. Installs supports for pipes, equipment. Wage: $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 343-7477 First time Work Permit Belongers are encouraged to send applications and resumes to the Labour Board.

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Providenciales, old Airport Road Is seeking 1 painter Must be able to Apply paint to surfaces including walls, floors, doors, and cabinets. Mix, match, and apply paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes. Scrape, sandpaper, prime, or seal surfaces prior to painting. Salary $9.00 Contact: 333-7578 This position is a new position Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board Department on Airport Road, Providenciales

Location: North Caicos Is seeking 1 Caregiver Duties: Providing assistance to an Elderly person, preparing meals, running errands, making beds, buying groceries, bathing, administering treatments, and handling the laundry Salary $7.00 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 332-4176 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking a Store Clerk Duties will include stocking shelves, responsible for obtaining or receiving merchandise, totaling bills, accepting payments and making change and other tasks assigned To work 6 days a week Salary $7.50 per hour Please Contact: 246-0303 This position is a new position Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board #814034

#814051

In South Caicos Is seeking 8 LABOURERS Duties include: Mowing the yard, assisting with light maintenance work, ensure that in and around the premises is kept in good sanitary conditions, plus other unskilled task. Is seeking 5 DOMESTIC WORKERS. Must be able to read and write English, honest and trustworthy and take care of kids and maintain home Salary $6.25 per hour To work Mon – Sat These positions are currently held by Work permit holders Please Contact: 244-0277 or 331-4000 Applicants who are TCI Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Work Permit Board #814038


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Corporate Flight Department Pilot Wanted for Immediate Employment. Minimum Requirements: Must hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) MEL rating. Have flight department and aircraft management experience, current First Class Medical and have no accident or violation history. The position mandates the following minimum requirements: • • • • •

5500 Hours Total Flying Time 3000 Hours Pilot-In-Command (PIC) Total Time 2500 Hours Multi-Engine (MEL) Total Time 150 Hours Instrument Total Time 100 Hours Piper Navajo Total Time

We are accepting pilot applications from qualified candidates. Salary commencing at $40,000.00 and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply COMPUTER & INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIRECTOR Reporting to the Corporate Director, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for the Management of computer and information systems operations of the department including but not limited to the; •Manage backup, security and user help systems. •Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements, and stay abreast of advances in technology. •Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery. •Evaluate the organization’s technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades •Control operational budget and expenditures and develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures. •Review projects in order to plan and coordinate activities and evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements. Requirements: •Have a first degree in Computer or Information Systems from a recognized University/College or equivalent. •At least 4-5 years’ experience in computer and information systems management at a four-star resort •Knowledge of PMS IS A MUST •Clear communications skills (written and oral) •Must be fluent in the English language •A proven track record in managing an efficient diversified work force Salary commencing at $50,000.00 and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply. ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Summary of Responsibilities: •Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service •Assist the F&B Director to lead and manage the day to day operations of the Food & Beverage Division ensuring all service standards are followed •Drive innovative promotions, menus and concepts; creating a destination of choice for both resort and external guests •Lead and support all F&B departments in the achievement

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of their financial and operational targets •Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and administer in a fiscally responsible manner •Implement effective control of food, beverage, labor and operating expenses throughout the F&B division •Assist in the preparation of the annual strategic plan and achieve the goals and targets therein •Ensure the implementation of standards in guest service and constantly seek out ways to improve product and service as well as increase volumes and profits •Assist and or oversee the selection, training and development of all colleagues to ensure timely recruitment and career growth •Follow department safety policies, procedures and service standards •Other duties as assigned Educational and Other Requirements: •Minimum of 3 years of previous Food & Beverage management experience in a leadership role •Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required •University/College degree •Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities Salary commencing at $30,000.00 and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply CHIEF ACCOUNTANT Reporting to the Financial Controller. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: •Execute and/or coordinate general accounting and related activates •Supervise the operations of accounts office and Night Audit •Management of the finance function and overseeing the finance team. •Prepare End of Month journals and conduct the Closing process. •Assist in the installation of any new software – document retention, inventory management, payroll, POS. •Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows. •Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting process. •Preparation of Monthly P&L and Balance Sheet. •Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained. •Overseeing the Payroll process. Qualifications: •CPA Certification (CA, CGA or CMA) •3 to 5 years of relevant experience in hospitality financial management •Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Visual One and Quickbooks accounting software. •Verbal and written English and good interpersonal skills •Capacity to plan and organize work •Analytical skills and problem solving capacities Salary commencing at $40,000.00 and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply

Interested persons may contact out Corporate HR department office or by submitting your resume with qualifications and experience to: hr@wihl.com Please also submit a copy of your completed application to our labour department. Closing date March 15th, 2019


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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 positions at the TCICC for the semester commencing Monday, August 26, 2019. College Secretary Mathematics and Computer Science Lecturer Primary and Early Childhood Education Lecturer Nurse Educator College Secretary •The College Secretary reports to the President, the Vice President and the Dean. •The Secretary is responsible for providing secretarial support to the Managerial Staff of the College, including the preparation and collation of examinations, appointments, filling, and assisting with inventory and sale of books. •The Secretary should be people oriented, can multi-task, and is highly organized •Supporting the management of the College by: o Scheduling and arranging appointments for the President and providing information to callers as required. o Directing visitors and inquiries to the appropriate managers. o Receiving and routing incoming mail and preparing outgoing mail. o General typing. o Typing of termly examination papers. o Maintaining an accurate and up to date filing system for the storage, safeguard and retrieval of files, documents and reports. o Desktop publishing. o Other reasonable duties as may be assigned by the President for the efficient functioning of the College. At a minimum, the ideal person should have a High school diploma (Associate degree is preferred). Salary is in the scale: US$24,108.60 – 26,178.60 per annum. Lecturers o Mathematics and Computer Science Lecturer o Primary and Early Childhood Education Lecturer 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. 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. Nurse Educator TCICC needs a Nurse Educator who will help prepare the next generation of nurses in classroom settings. The ideal person should be able to provide guidance and mentoring to nursing students, showing them how to deliver the best healthcare possible. He/she will combine clinical abilities with responsibilities related to: •Designing curricula, courses and programs of study that reflect contemporary healthcare trends, •Creating healthcare environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that will facilitate student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes. •Teaching classroom and clinical courses •Advising and guiding students •Using a variety of strategies to asses and evaluate student learning in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings, •Documenting the outcomes of the educational process. •Advising students •Engaging in scholarly work •Participating in professional associations •Contributing to the academic community through leadership roles •Engaging in peer review •Maintaining clinical competence •Writing grant proposals The ideal person will: •Have excellent communication skills •Be creative, and have a solid clinical background •Be flexible and possess excellent critical thinking skills. •Have a substantive knowledge base in his/her area of instruction and the skills to convey that knowledge in a variety of ways to student nurses. •Have a strong knowledge base in theories of teaching, learning and evaluation •Be able to design curricula and programs that reflect sound educational principles •Be able to assess learner needs •Be innovative; and enjoy teaching. •Adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment. •Have advisement and counseling skills, research and other scholarly skills, and an ability to collaborate with other disciplines to plan and deliver a sound educational program. At a minimum, the ideal person should have a graduate-level degree, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Nursing Education; and should be a Registered Nurse (RN) with advanced clinical training in a healthcare specialty. Salary is in the scale: Level II: US$40,210 - $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. The Application Process Applications with copies of qualifications (including official transcripts), CV, two character references, a police record and a recent testimonial from current place of employment should reach: THE PRESIDENT, TCI COMMUNITY COLLEGE, P.O. BOX 236, GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS not later than Friday, March 15, 2019. Where possible applicants should e-mail or fax their applications. FAX 649 946 1661 TELE 649 946 1163 EMAIL tcicomc@tciway.tc or president@tcicc.edu.tc or dean@tcicc.edu.tc We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for interview will be contacted.


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YOU ARE INVITED: PUBLIC MEETINGS

RESULTS OF THE RESILIENT NATIONAL ENERGY TRANSITION STRATEGY (R-NETS) PROCESS

In October 2018, the Turks and Caicos Government, in coordination with FortisTCI Limited and the independent energy expert, Rocky Mountain Institute, undertook a process to develop a Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS) to enable a shift to a more sustainable energy future.

A report of the R-NETS process is now available and will be discussed at two public meetings on Providenciales and Grand Turk. The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, along with the Rocky Mountain Institute and FortisTCI Limited extends a special invitation for all to attend these public meetings:

Providenciales 19 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. Airport Hotel Conference Room Grand Turk 20 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. Anglican Church Dillon Hall

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LOCAL NEWS

Organisers of the Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament host cocktail reception to honour sponsors

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he Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament Committee on Wednesday 27th February, 2019 hosted a cocktail reception at The Palms to show appreciation to their annual sponsors. The cocktail reception was in honour of sponsors who made the WCGFT a great success over the years through their unwavering generosity and support. During the evening, pioneers in the Golf & Fishing industry in Turks

& Caicos were honored. Mr. Marshall Ewing received the fishing award and the Golf award went to Mr. Jumphol “JP” Srinark. The Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) is a fun-filled, family oriented 3-day weekend event. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. This year’s recipients are the Edward Gartland Youth Centre and Provo Sailing Academy. This year’s 9th annual event is

scheduled to take place from Thursday March 7th- Sunday March 10th in Turtle Cove Marina, Providenciales. There is $94,800 up for grabs, so everyone is encouraged to sign up early for the 9th Annual Golf & Fishing Tournament. The last eight tournaments have raised $241,000.00 to help different youth-oriented charitable organizations. Photos By: Earlson Robinson


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READY FOR TAKEOFF: THE 2019 FORTISTCI NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR

2017 FortisTCI National Science and Technology Fair Winners: Holy Family Academy

Get ready to experience the return of the FortisTCI National Science and Technology Fair and National Science Quiz, during Education Week 2019. Presented in association with the Department of Education, this two-day Science Fair and Science Quiz competition showcases the very best of the TCI’s budding scientists and young innovators as they vie for national honors at the primary and high school levels.

Wednesday, March 6th - Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex Downtown, Providenciales 2017 Winner

Allied Member of the Year

BCMS 681102

www.fortistci.com | 649-946-4313 |


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NEW SHIPPING SERVICE TO TURKS & CAICOS

Motor Vessel Melina Atlantic Navigation Crop. started operations between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos with the Motor Vessel Melina, a Roll on / Roll Off ship with a capacity of one thousand (1,100.00) tons of cargo. Atlantic Navigation Corp. is a susbsidiary to a larger Maritime Group with 30 years of experience moving cargo in the Caribbean and serving the Leeward Islands with both Melina and the ship Emprendedora. Mr

Luis

Baez,

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commented: “Our ships are very versitiles for the island service, our MV Melina is a shallow draft landing craft that can reach almost any beach, that makes it perfect to move everything from project cargo to construction supplies as well as general and containerized cargo”

When asked about the background of the company he added: “Atlantic Navigation Corp was born to service the islands, our main operation have 30 years of experience in the multimodal logistics business, we are experts company, moving project cargo (oversize and overweight)

for the oil industry. For the last years we have been working with the main shipping lines doing the feeder service to the Leeward Island with great success, now we plan to bring the same standards of quality and bring a reliable service to move cargo between the Turks and Caicos and also to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the Virging Islands.” Right now the service will be managed by the main office in Miami, and opening a local branch is part of the plans for the company’s future.


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ENTERTAINMENT

R. Kelly leaves jail after posting $100K in sex abuse case

R. Kelly walks out of Cook County Jail with his defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, after posting $100,000 bail, Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2019, in Chicago R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. Hours earlier, the R&B star pleaded not guilty to the allegations after spending the weekend behind bars. He said little during the brief arraignment, telling the judge only his name. His lawyers spoke on his behalf. The singer-songwriter was arrested Friday on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. A judge set bond at $1 million, meaning Kelly had to post 10 percent of that amount to be released. Court records show a 47-yearold woman from the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, Illinois, posted the $100,000 bail and identified herself on the bond slip as “a friend” of Kelly, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kelly will be forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18. The black van that took the entertainer away from the jail stopped in the parking lot of a large downtown McDonald’s. He did not immediately emerge, but some members of his entourage stood outside the vehicle and a dark-colored Mercedes-Benz parked next to it. The McDonald’s, a popular tourist attraction, was known as Chicago’s Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s before being remodeled and losing its music theme. The recording artist has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves. Kelly has consistently denied any sexual misconduct, and he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. Attorney Michael Avenatti, who said he represents two Kelly accusers, said his legal team gave prosecutors a second video Monday that shows Kelly sexually abusing a minor. Avenatti previously gave prosecutors video evidence that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the second video involves a 14-year-old girl. He said the footage from 1999 or 2000 is about 55 minutes long, but he did not say if it was the same 14-year-old girl seen in the first video he turned over to the authorities. “The conduct in the tape can be described as nothing short of outrageous, illegal. It leaves no question as to Mr. Kelly’s guilt,” Avenatti said. Avenatti said he is aware of a third tape, but he did not provide details. Defense attorney Steve Greenberg reiterated at a news conference that Kelly has done nothing wrong and said no one has shown him any evidence to the contrary. “Everybody is entitled to a defense. Everybody is entitled to the presumption of innocence. We should all be taking a step back. Let’s see what happens, what the evidence is and how this plays out,” Greenberg said. `

Garland & CO.

Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking a Gardner Nature of position: maintaining and striving to create a pleasant environment that is safe and secure for both garden owners/visitors. Wage: $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 941-5905 First time Work Permit Belongers are encouraged to send applications and resumes to the Labour Board #814053

Ariana Grande to play Manchester, 2 years after arena bomb Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25. Chief executive Mark Fletcher said Monday that “we’re truly honored to be welcoming Ariana back to the city to help us celebrate LGBT+ life.” Grande and Manchester were bound together in tragedy on May 22, 2017, when a bomber blew himself up at Manchester Arena as fans were leaving her show. The singer returned to the city two weeks later to take part in a memorial concert, which she helped to organize. Manchester authorities named Grande an honorary citizen of the city for her work in the wake of Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles the attack.

NBC appoints Jenna Bush Hager co-host on ‘Today’ Jenna Bush former President George Hager better get her wine W. Bush has been with glass ready. the “Today” show for a NBC appointed decade in various roles. News President her Tuesday as co-host NBC of the “Today” show’s Noah Oppenheim says fourth hour with Hoda in a memo to staff that Kotb, and she’ll replace her compassion and Kathie Lee Gifford in that curiosity comes through role in April. in all her stories, along Kotb and Gifford with a Texas-sized sense were successful pioneers of humor. “Today” in expanding “Today,” The with an irreverent hour show’s competitor, ABC’s where glasses of wine “Good Morning America,” has also expanded beyond NBC shows Hoda Kotb, left, and Jenna Bush Hager during the fourth were often kept close by. The daughter of the early-morning hours. hour of the “Today” show in New York

Judge allows Smollett to travel to meet with attorneys A Chicago judge says “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett can travel out-of-state to meet his lawyers while he’s free on bond on charges he falsely reported being attacked by two masked men. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett’s attorneys, who say he’s innocent. Kavanagh says attorney Mark Geragos, who’s based in Los Angeles, is Smollett’s lead attorney. She says a defense lawyer asked Monday that Smollett be allowed to travel

to California and New York for meetings with his legal team. Chicago police charged Smollett with disorderly conduct. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Smollett, who is black and gay, staged a racist and homophobic attack , then told police his attackers yelled racial and anti-gay slurs and referenced President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. He was released last week after posting $10,000 cash. He was ordered to surrender his Actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” passport. FYC Event in Los Angeles

Cosby considers prison ‘amazing experience,’ spokesman says Bill Cosby hasn’t seen his wife since September but calls her three times a day — and considers prison an “amazing experience,” his spokesman Andrew Wyatt told the Daily News. “He said it’s an amazing experience. It’s helping him to be more creative, and when he gets out, he plans to write about it,” Wyatt said in a phone interview Tuesday. The spokesman said Cosby’s wife Camille has not visited her husband at the actor’s maximum-security SCI Phoenix facility outside Philadelphia, but that is Cosby’s choice. He said his boss “prefers” the daily phone conversations.

“He’s just checking in with her to see how she’s doing,” Wyatt said. Since the conversations are recorded, the couple doesn’t talk about issues related to Cosby’s legal case, Wyatt said. He said the couple celebrated their 55-year wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago and still have a “solid” relationship. “It has nothing to do with pride,” or a possible rift, he said of the lack of face-to-face visits. “He doesn’t want people to try to exploit (Camille) and his daughters if they visit. He doesn’t want the situation to be turned into a circus,” Wyatt said. Cosby, 81, was convicted

last April on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He was sentenced in September to three to 10 years in state prison. Wyatt said Cosby believes his former military experience is helping him acclimate to prison life. “He gets up at 3:30. He works out,” Wyatt continued. “The food is packed with a lot of sodium, so in order to prevent himself from getting sick, he puts his food in a cup, goes to the sink and rinses it off three times.” Wyatt said Cosby considers himself a “political prisoner” who must maintain his health as he pursues his appeal.


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HEALTHY

LIFESTYLE Pot-smokers may have healthier sperm Men who have smoked marijuana may be more fertile than those who’ve never touched a joint, new data suggest, surprising researchers who had expected the opposite. Men who smoked more than two joints in their lifetime had a significantly higher sperm concentration than those who had never smoked marijuana: on average, 62.7 million sperm per milliliter of semen versus 45.4 million/mL, Harvard researchers report in the journal Human Reproduction. The pattern was similar when researchers looked at the men’s sperm count. The count was higher, on average, in men who had ever smoked marijuana, with no significant differences between those who had only smoked weed in the past and those who were currently using it. Observational studies like this one can’t prove cause and effect - and the lead author of the study was quick to warn against assuming that marijuana actually caused the men in the study to have healthier sperm. “These findings do not mean that using marijuana will increase sperm counts,” lead author Feiby Nassan emphasized in an email. “These results should not be interpreted as a reason to smoke marijuana.” Nassan’s team studied 1,143 samples of semen obtained from 662 men treated at the fertility

center at Boston’s Massachusetts male reproductive medicine and General Hospital between 2000 and surgery at Stanford University in 2017. They also studied hundreds California, believes it is too soon of blood samples from these men to make clinical recommendations to determine levels of reproductive about marijuana use based on the hormones. The men were asked to study findings. report past and current marijuana Cannabinoid receptors, use in a questionnaire. which are cells that play a role in Weed smokers also marijuana’s effect in the body, have performed better on another metric also been shown to be important used to measure fertility, the level in male fertility, he said, adding, of follicle stimulating hormone “It is possible they are activated found in the blood. by marijuana use to the benefit of And they were also less (sperm development).” likely to have poor sperm motility, “Given the wave of legalization and which is the ability of sperm to the common use, this is certainly swim toward an egg. something that warrants further However, when study,” he said. researchers studied sperm DNA While marijuana use integrity - which assesses breakages is illegal under U.S. federal law, in strands of sperm DNA - and several states have passed laws levels of other hormones, there allowing its recreational and were no significant differences medical use. between marijuana smokers and In the past, most research non-smokers. on the drug’s effects on male The study is “a real fertility have focused on substance surprise,” said reproductive abusers, linking cannabis-smoking endocrinologist Dr. Channa to lower sperm counts, the Jayasena of Imperial College researchers note in their paper. London, who was not involved in “Based on the the study. “We obviously need to preponderance of previous findings, be very careful about members of we hypothesized that marijuana the public jumping on to this.” smoking would be associated with The findings are thought- worse semen quality and lower provoking, he said. “This is a serum testosterone,” they said. significant, large study and it’s The results, however, been done to a high quality so proved contrary to this hypothesis, the results can’t be ignored . . . It even after the authors conducted would be interesting to explore sensitivity analyses and considered this further.” different metrics of marijuana Independent expert Dr. smoking. Michael Eisenberg, director of

Morning exercise, short breaks from sitting lower high blood pressure Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests. Adding three-minute walking breaks to disrupt prolonged periods of sitting benefited older, overweight or obese women in particular, the study authors report in the journal Hypertension. “Prolonged sitting is a common behavior in modern society with commuting, work and domestic settings that prompt us to sit,” said lead study author Michael Wheeler of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Recent studies have shown that extended sitting during the day can increase blood pressure, which is a key risk factor for heart disease. “Older adults, in particular, can accumulate lots of sitting throughout the day, with upwards of two-thirds of their day devoted to sedentary behaviors,” he told Reuters Health by email. Although both exercise and breaks in sitting can reduce high blood pressure, or hypertension, Wheeler and colleagues analyzed whether a combination of exercise and short breaks would offer further benefits. They recruited 67 men and women who were between 60 and 74 years old and overweight or obese. About 4 in 10 participants also had high blood pressure. Every participant completed three different day-long tests in random order, each separated by a minimum of six days. Researchers measured heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and other blood markers during each test condition. In one condition, participants sat uninterrupted for eight hours. In another, they sat for an hour, then walked at moderate intensity for 30 minutes on a treadmill, and sat for the next 6.5 hours. In the third condition, they sat for an hour, did 30 minutes on the treadmill, then returned to sitting, but also did 3-minute walking breaks on the treadmill every 30 minutes for the rest of the day. The treadmill was set at two miles per hour during the exercise bouts, with an incline for the 30-minute morning walking program and no incline for the 3-minute walking breaks.

Many sleepless Americans trying meditation and yoga Roughly half of U.S. adults suffer from sleep problems, and research suggests that many of them are practicing mind-body exercises like yoga and meditation that might help make it easier to get a good nights’ rest. Mind-body medicine can include a range of health practices that combine efforts to focus the mind, control breathing and move the body in ways that promote relaxation. These practices are a key component of many forms of complementary and integrative medicine that previous studies have linked to improvements in sleep, researchers note in Sleep Medicine. For the current study, researchers examined data from a nationally representative health survey of 26,742 adults conducted in 2017. Overall, 49 percent reported sleep troubles. Among those with sleep problems, 30 percent of people said they practice some form of mind-body exercises. That compares to only 18 percent of the individuals without sleep problems. Yoga was most common, practiced by about 16 percent of the

entire survey population, followed by spiritual meditation at 14 percent and mindfulness meditation at 8 percent. “There are several things that people can do to help ease sleep problems, especially if they have a psychological basis,” said Sanford Nidich, director of the Center for Social and Emotional Health at the Maharishi University of Management Research Institute in Fairfield, Iowa. One approach with a proven track record is what’s known as transcendental meditation, which has been shown to ease sleep disorders with a psychological component, Nidich, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. Transcendental meditation People practice yoga in Times Square as part of a involves closing the eyes and thinking celebration in New York June 21, 2015 of a mantra to help conjure a state of restful alertness that can help people “Lastly, modifying one’s diet feel calm and less stressed. and eating the largest meal in the “This can easily and effortlessly middle of the day when the digestive be practiced in one’s own home or ‘fires’ are strongest rather than at night, office twice a day for twenty-minutes,” based on traditional Ayurveda medicine, Nidich said. can have a profound effect on sleep Another approach is to get quality,” Nidich advised. more exercise and to practice yoga In the study, people with sleep daily, Nidich said. Previous research has problems practiced an average of two linked both practices to improvements different forms of mind-body medicine. in sleep quantity and quality.

Summer Solstice and International Day of Yoga But less than 2 percent of the survey population practiced tai chi, which has also been shown to improve sleep, the study authors note. People who used mind-body medicine were more likely to be under 30 years old, female, non-Hispanic white, living in the Western U.S., more highly educated and diagnosed with heart disease.


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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES!

The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the regulator of financial services business in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill a number of vacancies.

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2019 BANK AND TRUST ANALYST II Department: Bank & Trust Annual Salary: $45,207 - $55,231 JOB SUMMARY This is a technical analyst position which reports to the Supervisor, Bank & Trust. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking assessments of the financial soundness and compliance of assigned banks, trust companies, money transmitters and credit unions licensed by FSC. The officer will also be required to conduct analysis of assigned sectors and prepare and present reports on finds. BANK & TRUST ANALYST I Department: Bank & Trust Location: Providenciales Annual Salary: $37,467 - $45,165 JOB SUMMARY This is a technical analyst position which reports to the Supervisor, Bank & Trust. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking assessments of the financial soundness and compliance of assigned banks, trust companies and money transmitters licensed by FSC. DIRECTOR AML SUPERVISION Department: AML Supervision Location: Providenciales Annual Salary: $84,607.00 - $105,642.00 JOB SUMMARY The holder of this office manages the operations of the AML Supervision Department which is responsible for the supervision of ML/FT and proliferation risk in designated sectors, and for assisting with administering the Proceeds of Crime Ordinance and related Regulations and Code to ensure compliance with FATF and CFATF requirements. INSURANCE ANALYST I Department: Insurance Location: Providenciales Annual Salary: $37,467 - $45,165.00 JOB SUMMARY This is a technical analyst position which reports to the Supervisor, Insurance Department. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking assessments of the financial soundness and compliance of assigned insurers and insurance intermediaries licensed by FSC. INSURANCE ANALYST II Department: Insurance Location: Providenciales Annual Salary: $45,207 - $55,231

JOB SUMMARY This is a technical analyst position which reports to the Supervisor, Insurance Department. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking assessments of the financial soundness and compliance of assigned insurers and insurance intermediaries licensed by FSC. The officer will also be required to conduct analysis of assigned sectors and prepare and present reports on finds. LEGAL OFFICER Department: Legal Location: Providenciales Annual Salary: $37,467 – $45,165 JOB SUMMARY The holder of this position must be able to provide legal advice and support to the Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission as it relates to a wide range of financial services and regulatory matters. Additionally, the job holder must provide accurate interpretation and applications of all legislation which the Commission is required to administer and other relevant legislations OFFICE MANAGER Department: HR and Administration Location: Grand Turk Annual Salary: 41,205.00 – 47,457.50 JOB SUMMARY The holder of this position will report to the Deputy Director. The post holder is responsible for organizing, executing or assisting with human resource activities related to employee recruitment, selection, retention and separation, compensation and benefits management, training and development, employee relations and welfare services. This would also include records administration and other administrative functions. ASSISTANT REGISTRAR III Department: Companies Registry Location: Grand Turk Annual Salary: $59.552.50 - $68,982.50 JOB SUMMARY The holder of this position assists with the efficient and effective implementation, administration and enforcement of several legislative enactments assigned to the Registry. The Assistant Registrar is responsible for keeping records of filings that are made. This would include annual reports, applications for incorporation/registration, and changes that may be made.

Details on the above vacancies can be found on the Commission’s website at www.tcifsc.tc. or contact us on telephone numbers 649946-2550 or 649-946-2791 ext. 4002 or 4021. Applications should be emailed to administration@tcifsc.tc no later than March 15, 2019. The response must state clearly the position you are applying for. A copy of your application should be sent to the Employment Services Department. Applications received after the application deadline may not be considered in this recruitment phase but may be placed on file for future reference.

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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 Accounts Department requires:  

Assistant Financial Controller Finance Manager

Information Technology Manager

Reports to:

Senior IT Manager and Director of Information Technology

 Reports to: Financial Controller and Managing Director The Assistant Financial Controller and Finance Managers are 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 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.

Standard Specifications:

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.

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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. MSA with three years post qualification experience

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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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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.

One of these positions is currently held by a Work Permit Holder and one is vacant. Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time.

The salaries for these positions are dependent on experience and can ranges between $ 40,000.00 and $80,000.00 The Projects Department requires: 

Quantity Surveyor

Reports to:

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 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 $ 30,000.00 and $50,000.00 The Kitchen Department requires:

Project Manager

Ability to interpret architectural and engineering plans and specifications; perform value management and cost control; analyze outcome and write detailed reports and any other duties assigned. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Interpret architectural and engineering and specifications • Develop techniques for defining project costs • Plan, managers and deliver multiple projects • Organize own work, set prorates and meet critical deadlines • Operate personal computers and use specified computer applications such as Microsoft and Excel, power point and project management software • Diploma In Technology (Architecture) • Diploma In Building and Civil Engineering This position is vacant; Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be applied. The salary for this position is dependent on experience and can ranges between $ 35,000.00 and $80,000.00

Executive Chef

Reports to:

Managing Director

Under the guidance of policies created by the Director of Culinary at SRI, and within the limits of established HACCAP policies, procedures and the Food and Beverage manual, 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: • Graduate of an internationally recognized culinary institution or equivalent, technical training/school; • Ten years’ experience as Executive Chef in an international first class hotel/resort The Executive Chef position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for this position is dependent on experience and can ranges between $ 50,000.00 and $90,000.00 The Maintenance Department requires: 

Stove Technician

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 • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. 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 rate for this position ranges between $ 7.25 to $10.00 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: 9414870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner The Human Resources Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

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Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186

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OFFICE/VISITOR RECEPTIONIST An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Office/Visitor Receptionist. This position is based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will provide basic clerical office support, exceptional customer service and accurate tourism information to arriving guests. Furthermore, he/she will be responsible for responding to visitor queries, requests and complaints. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Perform general clerical duties, including typing correspondence, photocopying, scanning, and emailing of documents •Answer office telephone and direct callers as appropriate; assist callers as needed •Meet and greet all office visitors, and assist as needed •Maintain business machines and office supplies/inventory •Collect and respond to e-mails as requested •Assist with the collection of marketing collateral for travel shows; source and distribute information as requested by local and overseas offices. •Assist with weekly meet and greet of visitors arriving to the Providenciales Airport, when required by management •Maintain high level of awareness of TCI tourism products, programs, activities and events. Provide accurate tourism and other relevant information to visitors as needed. •Stay alert to visitor concerns and complaints; keep Supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems and unusual matters of significance and make recommendations to address common complaints •Maintain favorable working relationships with tourism partners including airport personnel, Immigration and Customs Officers, Taxi Drivers, and Car Rental Agents •Assist as needed with completing all functions necessary to ensure positive guest reception •Monitor information queries and complaints about the TCI tourism product and/or services and respond promptly. Report such complaints to Supervisor or relevant authority as appropriate, and make recommendations regarding how they can be addressed. •Assist in resolving unsatisfactory customer service situations and report incidents to Supervisor with a view towards minimizing repeat incidents •Assist Management with administrative functions as requested •Where necessary, assist others within the Providenciales office with clerical

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functions, as directed by the Executive Administrative Officer •Assist with special events and activities promoted by the TCI Tourist Board • Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the TCI Tourist Board • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Administrative Officer or Director of Tourism • Be professional in appearance, in communication and work quality • Be organized, punctual and timely with matters that have deadlines Skills/Qualifications/Competencies: •High School education, two years of relevant experience, and thorough knowledge of the Turks and Caicos Islands tourism product •Exceptional social, interpersonal and communication skills •Must be versed in business writing, with emphasis on accuracy and professionalism •Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership •Ability to be flexible in approach towards assignments and ambiguous guidelines •Good driving record and valid driver’s license •Good health and high energy level KEY COMPENTENCIES • Planning and organizing • Attention to detail • Problem-solving • Team work • Customer service orientation • Communication skill WORK ENVIRONMENT • The job is performed in an office environment SALARY: Salary for this position is at $26,650.00 per annum. For consideration, please submit the following documents to hr@ turksandcaicostourism.com or submit to the Chairman, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Regent House, Grace Bay, 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: March 15th 2019

• Assist with verifying of NIB,NHIP and other deductions • Maintain high level of awareness of TCI tourism products, programs, activities and events • Comply with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. • Liaise with other departments/customers/vendors • Assist with other financial projects in the office • Any other duties as assigned.

TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD

ACCOUNTING CLERK An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board in the post of Accounting Clerk. This position is based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The successful candidate will support the Financial Controller with a range of general clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support functions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES •Prepare and submit customer invoices • Post and receipt payments that come into the Tourist Board • Prepare and coordinate all bank deposit activities • Monitor credit card charges, payment discrepancies, refunds, returns and miscellaneous charges • Assist Financial Controller to reconcile department accounts monthly and prepare reports to present to management. • Monitor customer accounts for nonpayment and delayed payment • Management of accounts payable and accounts receivable • Weekly report preparation • Reconciliation of petty cash accounts, expense vouchers and receipts. • Collect, confirm and process time sheets and overtime and local subsistence • Maintain orderly financial filing system and general administrative task. • Assemble financial data for audits • Book office local travel, hotel and transportation reservations for all local offices as required • Assist the front office with answering telephone and welcoming guest to the Tourist Board office as requested by the Financial Controller from time to time or as needed • Stay alert to vendors concerns and complaints and bring to the attention of Financial Controller • Maintain favorable working relationships with all vendors and maintain vendor files • Assist as needed in completing all functions necessary to ensure positive Financial functions • Assist with preparation and distribution of payroll cheques

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS • Associate Degree in Accounting or related field is an advantage, with at least 1-3 years’ experience in clerical accounting. • Sound knowledge of basic accounting principles. • Experience with QuickBooks Pro • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. • Excellent time management, organization and scheduling skills. • Ability to work effectively with all internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to work with minimal supervision. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. KEY COMPENTENCIES • Planning and organizing • Attention to detail • Problem-solving • Team work • Customer service orientation • Communication skill • Maintain Confidentiality WORK ENVIRONMENT • The job is performed in an office environment SALARY: Salary for this position is at $30,000.00 per annum. For consideration please submit the following documents to hr@ turksandcaicostourism.com or submit to The Chairman, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Regent House, 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: March 15, 2019


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Opposition party wins BVI elections TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands –Eight years after it was swept out of power, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) headed by 48-year-old Andrew Fahie won Monday’s general election. The party won eight of the 13 seats at stake. The party, which formed the government between 200711, won four district seats and four Territorial At-large seats, while the incumbent National Democratic Party won three seats. The other two seats were won by the Progressive United and the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement. In the First District, Fahie received 752 votes easily defeating Sylvia Moses who received 141 votes and Stephanie Brewley who got a mere 28 votes. He was last December ousted as Opposition Leader following the split within the then ruling democratic party with Ronnie Skelton leading a faction

and became the largest opposition party in Parliament. The VIP was one of four political parties that contested the elections held after Premier Dr Orlando Smith decided to forego a by-election for the Fifth Electoral District that became vacant last October following the death of Representative Delores Chris. Smith did not contest Monday’s polls after having indicated in June last year that he would be stepping down. Electoral officials said 25 candidates from four political parties as well as a lone independent contested the election in nine districts, while 15 candidates contested the poll as At-Large Candidates. It is the first time in the history of the BVI that four political parties contested an election. The election was the first general election in the territory to use electronically tabulated voting rather than manual counts.

Government MP blasts Bahamian PM

new Premier Andrew Fahie

Guyanese man jailed 100 years for killing granny “I don’t think a man like you should ever see daylight again,” said Justice Navindra Singh to 26-year-old Colin Allen before sentencing the man to 100 years imprisonment for the murder of Montrose, East Coast Demerara pensioner, Danrasie Ganesh. The sentence was handed down moments ago after a 12-person jury found Allen, also known as ‘Bonus’, formerly of Cemetery Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, guilty of the crime. The verdict was unanimous and the jury deliberated for about three hours. On August 1, 2015, in the county of Demerara, Allen murdered Ganesh, 77, who is also known as ‘Carmen’. According to facts presented by State Prosecutors Tuanna Harding, Abigail Gibbs, and Teriq Mohamed, Ganesh lived alone at Lot 121 Montrose, East Coast Demerara and on the day in question she was visited by an unwanted guest, Allen, who was unknown to her. The prosecutors told the jury that Allen entered the woman’s house as though he knew her and murdered her. He later made good his escape but was captured three weeks later. According to a caution statement given by Allen to detectives, he

Colin Allen was paid $700,000 to kill the elderly woman and steal documents pertaining to her property. At the announcement of the verdict, Allen’s lawyer Rachael Bakker appeared dumbfounded. When asked by the judge if she had anything to say in mitigation on behalf of her client, Bakker responded in the negative. Allen, on the other hand, maintained that he did not kill the woman, while insisting that he was never at her home. During the trial, CCTV footage from Ganesh’s home was tendered into evidence. In the footage, a man was seen in the woman’s house hitting her on the head with a tyre wrench,

Danrasie Ganesh kicking, and stomping her. “They say a picture is worth a thousands words,” Justice Singh told Allen, adding that, there were over 60 minutes of footage showing him committing the crime. In arriving at a sentence for Allen, Justice Singh commenced at a base of 60 years. To that, he added 10 years for premeditation; another 10 years for excessive brutality; a further 10 years was added since, according to Justice Singh, it was a murder for pay; and another 10 years given the woman’s age and the fact that she could have barely walked properly. This trial was heard at the High Court in Georgetown.

Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine blasted Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis after he failed to fully address calls for the resignations of two Cabinet ministers at a Free National Movement (FNM) event on Friday. On Wednesday, when asked about the resignation calls, Minnis said, “The PLP can ask for anything. That’s their job. They are opposition. They are to oppose everything with sense. But I’ll display that some things they say do not have sense. So for those who listen to us on Friday, they would hear.” But McAlpine said the Free National Movement (FNM) administration seems to lack integrity. “That should’ve been priority,” he said. “If you tell the people that you’re going to do something, then people expect to hear from you. The Bahamas is waiting to hear the prime minister’s take on what the chief magistrate had to say concerning his ministers concerning the trial of corruption that was held as it pertains to the Frank Smith case.” Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis called for the resignations or dismissal of Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames after the acquittal of Smith, who is a former PLP senator and Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) chairman. On February 3, Davis called on Dames and Sands “to do the right thing”. He said if they fail to do so, the prime minister should fire them. McAlpine, who was the only Grand Bahama FNM MP not at the event on Friday, said the public is “still waiting for an explanation” from the prime minister. Referring to the firing of three MPs last year, he said, “You fired three persons because of the Westminster system. I think the greater problem is [that] the prime minister said when he would’ve held this meeting [on Friday and] he would’ve addressed the issue as it pertains to his ministers, Dames and Sands; he did not do that.” He added: “Whether they should resign or not, the reality is that [in] any other Commonwealth country where the Westminster system is practiced, if a judge would’ve given a scathing report or damnation upon a Cabinet minister then it is the responsibility of the leader, which is the prime minister, to at least tell the public his views based on what was said.” Last year, Minnis fired McAlpine from his post as chairman of the hotel corporation and he fired Travis Robinson and Vaughn Miller from their posts as parliamentary secretaries after the three FNM MPs voted against the government’s plan to raise value-added tax. The prime minister said he fired them in line with principles of the Westminster system. Miller has called for “fair treatment” in light of the magistrate’s criticisms of Dames and Sands. Smith was charged in 2017 with abusing his position as chairman of the PHA after the award of a $516,000 contract to Barbara Hanna, the owner of Magic Touch Cleaning, to clean the critical care unit of Princess Margaret Hospital. In her ruling on the matter, Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt decried the “egregious” conduct of both ministers.


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Booming capacity in the Caribbean is good news for travel advisors With capacity in the Caribbean on the upswing, opportunity is abound for travel advisors, with more products, more rooms, and more amenities than ever before, according to an executive panel at Travel MarketPlace West in Vancouver last week. Panelists Derek Lloyd, National Director of Sales, Canada for Norwegian Cruise Line; Nikki Upshaw, Senior Vice President of Sales for Oceania Cruises; Carol Herron, Vice President, Field Sales for Regent Seven Seas Cruises; and Marigold Frontuna, General Manager Sales of Western Canada for Air Canada TMR’s Geraldine Ree (left) and panelists including Derek Lloyd, Nikki Upshaw, Carol Herron, and Marigold Vacations, spoke about how the best way Frontuna to achieve sales growth in the region is to hone in on the nuances between the way to do this is by taking advantage If time is limited, Carol Herron various islands and destinations. of every training opportunity available. said, developing a relationship with The capacity increase, according “Your clients will have confidence you local sales rep is a great way to know to Marigold Fortuna, “allows us to add know what you’re talking about, not just the product more in-depth, as “they can more product to those destinations reading off a brochure.” share really great tips, what works and for you to sell and earn more revenue” If you’re getting that information trends.” and travel advisors are doing just that— firsthand through a fam trip, have a plan And while some may according to Travel Market Report’s about what you’re going to do with that associate the region with “fly and flop” Caribbean Outlook, nearly three- experience both when you’re traveling destinations, there’s so much more to quarters (73 percent) of Canadian travel and when you get home. offer clients if that’s not what they’re advisors said somebody in their office “Ask yourself what is your plan, looking for. By qualifying each client, or themselves specializes in selling the what are you doing on social media said Herron, you can determine whether Caribbean. during the trip, and what will you do they want more than just a standard Derek Lloyd told the 250 with your customers when you get back,” beach getaway. Herron said Cuba has advisors in attendance that the best said Lloyd. been a popular destination, for example,

Discouraging sargassum forecast for the Caribbean According to the monthly reports of the Optical Oceanography Laboratory of the School of Marine Sciences of the University of South Florida, intended to provide an overview of the current flowering condition and the probability of future flowering of sargassum for the Caribbean Sea, the conditions for this 2019, are greater than those of last year for the uptake of these marine algae. Through the reports made by this University of the United States, based on the scientific studies, it was established that in January 2019, sargassum’s total coverage of 344 km2 was shown, compared to a historical average of 32 km2 between 2011 and 2017 The Sargasso Surveillance System based on the satellite of the University of South Florida warns that 2019, will be on a larger scale, which has alerted authorities at the Caribbean countries, including Mexico. In the report for the month of January (February is still in the process of integration) the extension of flowering in 2019 is still significantly greater than in most of the years from 2011 to 2018 for the Caribbean and the Central West Atlantic. For this reason, they point out that this 2019 is likely to be another important flowering year and for which, the corresponding measures must be taken to address said overflow. These seaweeds, which float on huge mats in the open waters, do not have a specific trajectory indicating which beach or which country it will particularly arrive to, since it depends a lot on conditions such as winds and tides.

for travelers to connect to their roots and learn more about the nation’s history and culture. It’s these unique angles that each destination has, that you can present to your clients, echoed Nikki Upshaw, highlighting the golf tie in with resorts in Bermuda. There’s also destinations that better cater to wellness, yoga retreats and gastronomy, to name a few. The Outlook also revealed that family vacations was the top segment that Canadian agents match to various Caribbean travel products, saying they book them regularly or sometimes. Millennials, who are now upwards of 40, are a growing market, said Lloyd. “They have kids and are looking to travel. Go after that market, and once you can get a core group together it will grow from there.” Fortuna said the Caribbean is also popular among families. “The water is calm; and the bright product there with facilities to entertain kids at resorts is a perfect fit. Family can have a different definition to each individual, maybe for some it’s multi-gen and for others it’s a mother and daughter, so there’s a lot of opportunities to grow this segment.”

Jamaican cops arrested in connection with robbery of elderly returning resident couple President of the Jamaica Association for Resettlement of Returning Residents Percival LaTouche is calling for more to be done to protect returning residents from rogue members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). LaTouche says he’s not surprised that four cops have been arrested by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency in connection with the robbery of an elderly couple in Hellshire, Portmore, St Catherine, last week. According to him, returning residents have long been targets of rogue cops. He added that strong action needs to be taken to stop this. “Most of those robberies that are taking place on those highways and other places involve the police. It is happening regularly in St Thomas, it is happening regularly in Lucea, it is happening regularly in Hellshire and Portmore, and most residents just don’t report it. They often just

President of the Jamaica Association for Resettlement of Returning Residents Percival LaTouche leave the country the following day,” claimed LaTouche. According to LaTouche, returning residents are more susceptible to robbery because of information, such as finances, tax returns, and home address, that they have to disclose to Customs officials when returning home. “Those things are your private business that no one should see, and these people are collecting it and sending it to their

friends. They are all mixed up together,” LaTouche claimed. He said the Hellshire couple’s overseas trip was cut short when they were made aware that their house was broken into on Sunday, February 17. On their return, they discovered that the thieves had stolen $17 million worth of jewellery and other items. The couple subsequently made a report to the Hellshire Police Station. It is reported that three days later, men clad in blue uniforms, who allegedly identified themselves as being attached to the Portmore police, turned up at the couple’s house, claiming that they were there to collect additional information about the robbery report. The elderly couple was reportedly robbed by the men, who stole US$5,000 and other items. The men were subsequently held by police investigators, and it was discovered that they are members of the JCF.

Barbados PM wants greater movement towards Caribbean Single Market and Economy Barbados Prime Minister Mia really made a fundamental difference Mottley warned that the future of in the trajectory that we can see now multilateralism is being threatened at and the progress we can garner going the “very time it is needed more than forward. ever and urged Caribbean Community “The difficulty of course is that (CARICOM) countries to put aside all of us returned to our countries and their differences and further develop become consumed with the items that the much heralded CARICOM Single informed national development. But Market and Economy (CSME). if we have learnt but one thing in the The CSME allows for the free last few months it is that the future of movement of goods, skills, labour and multilateralism is threatened at the very services across the 15-member grouping time it is needed more than ever”. and Mottley, addressing the two-day She said small states such as CARICOM inter-sessional meeting said those in the region “will only survive, that the two-day special CARICOM not just economically, but in the meeting on the CSME in Trinidad and world of diplomacy in the context of Tobago last December had achieved strengthening democracy” and that much in the way of putting the initiative “more than ever we need to stay together whether it is in fighting the European back on the front burner. “The opportunity to have had Union with respect to the blacklisting two days of dedicated discussion has issue…whether it is in respect to

our position on Venezuela which ironically has become predominately the mainstream position of the world in that six weeks ago people were not calling for dialogue. “In fact countries were rubbishing the notion of dialogue first, people were still remaining silent or in fact openly advocating military intervention. Now all but one, have literally repudiated the military intervention with respect to humanitarian aid there’s only one mechanism that the world knows that is impartial for the delivery of humanitarian aid and that mechanism has been in place for 69 years…and that is the UNHCR…” Mottley said CARICOM has been the vehicle that has allowed regional countries to take “that

principled decision. ‘The bottom line however is that our economies are not necessarily capable of surviving on their own in this difficult and turbulent world. We believe that there may be fights…(and) the disruption to the multilateral trading environment and dispute resolution mechanism are just the symptoms of the underlining war that is taking place in today’s world. She said this is a war where countries are fighting for technological dominance “because the next war is not going to be a la World war 11 or a la World War 1. The next war is a technological and cyber security war and the dominance of who will be there is going to be determined by who controls the technology.


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Football Coach The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Football Coach. The individual must be the holder of at least a CONCACAF or US Soccer “D” Licenses as a minimum. Equivalent UEFA or other Football Confederations Licenses are also accepted. Job Summary The Football Coach’s Position is responsible for assisting the Technical Director and the Director of Women’s Football with organizing all the football programs, from Grassroots to the Male and Female, Junior and Senior National Teams at the TCIFA. The Coach will assist with conducting practices, motivating, and instructing players in game techniques and tactics. The position will also be responsible for coaching all areas of the game of Football. Core Responsibilities • To assist the Technical Director and in creating a Long Term Coaching Development Plan for the TCIFA •Consult with the Technical Director and Director of Women’s Football in formulating the coaching sessions to be utilized in the Grassroots, Youth Academy and Junior and Senior National Team •Effectively plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in line with the TCIFA’s philosophy and coaching. •Supervise and guide he Volunteer Coaches within the various TCIFA Coaching Programs •Attend the various schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the purposes of player recruitment, conducting coaching sessions, and to act as a liaison between the schools and the TCIFA •Conduct periodic visits to the outer islands to conduct coaching sessions, assist in and evaluate the various Grassroots and Youth Development Programs •Coach in games including local, regional, and international tournament and leagues •To prepare written reports on matters relating to football development

Caicos Marina and Shipyard Ltd., is seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions, at its location in Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands MARINA DEVELOPMENT MANAGER This is a senior position, as the successful applicant will oversee all areas of the Marina aspect of Caicos Marina and Shipyard. This includes seeing to the redevelopment, and rebranding of the current marina facilities including, but not limited to buildings, IT Infrastructure, docks and general seaside activities. As the Marina Development Manager, the successful candidate will be required to produce Standard Operation Procedures and other procedural and staff training manuals for the marina, implement and encourage best practices in marina development and operations and provide the leadership and motivation required to develop and maintain a culture of excellence in customer service, people development and the assortment and presentation of services offered at the Marina. Required Specifications and Qualification: •Must be a Certified Marina Manager •Over ten (10) years experience in marina operations at a senior management level. •Demonstrated achievement in marina operations based on internationally recognized rating schemes, with proven success •Must have the ability to identify, develop and implement business strategies, and report to directors on operational and financial performance of the marina •Broad experience in the creation of budgets and business plans and a good understanding of financial information – financial statements and supporting financial documentation •PADI Certification Ideal •First Aid Certification required •Knowledge and experience in dealing with hazardous and dangerous substances •Able to work long hours, including holidays and weekends if required Salary for this position will be in the range of $80k to $95K per annum based on qualification and experience

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as required •To undertake any other duties that might reasonably be deemed within the status of the job and appropriate to the post •To carry out all duties with regard to relevant legislation and the TCIFA’s policies and procedures •Any other duties as required by the football club within the reasonable demands of the role Required Qualification & Skills • CONCACAF or US Soccer D License • Equivalent UEFA or other Football Confederations Licenses are also accepted. • Excellent communication and leadership skills • Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time • Able to work outside, in all weather conditions • Good social and interpersonal skills • Able to maintain high energy levels • May be required to work on weekends and holidays Working Conditions & Physical Requirements The job is physically demanding requiring the successful candidate to work outdoors for long hours in varying weather conditions. As such the successful candidate must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels. Salary: Remuneration is of the $1500 to $3000 per month, dependent upon experience. Please direct all applications to: Oliver A. Smith The General Secretary The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Venetian Road Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Email: oliverticfa@gmail.com The above named position is currently vacant. TCIFA invites and encourages all prospective applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders to send their application to the Immigration Board & Labor Commissions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline: March 18th, 2019

MARINA OPERATIONS MANAGER The successful applicant will be responsible for general day to day management of the marina and boatyard. This will include, implementation of policies and procedures as directed by senior management. Applicant is required to have at least eight years experience in working at marinas and or shipyards at a managerial level. Experience in the handling of hazardous and dangerous substances is required, and applicant must be certified in First Aid. Applicant must be trained in marina operations, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties will include: •Implementation of comprehensive maintenance programs •Design and implement a marina operations system •Fuel inventory management and ordering •Manage all social media platforms, and all other aspects of sales and marketing •Supervision of administrative and other marina staff •Liaising with shipyard customers, and collection of outstanding debts •Management of daily boat inventory •Setup and management of chandlery •Broad experience in the creation of budgets and business plans and a good understanding of financial information •Able to work long hours, including holidays and weekends if required Salary for this position will be in the range of $50k to $60K per annum based on qualification and experience Theseare new positions, and only Turks and Caicos Islanders need apply Please submit CV to info@caicosmarina.com no later than Friday March 8, 2019, or contact us at (649)946-5600 if you require further information


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Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence that all the punishing sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Pyongyang be lifted without the North committing to eliminate its nuclear arsenal. “Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump explained at a closing news conference after the summit was abruptly cut short. He said there had been a proposed agreement that was “ready to be signed.” “I’d much rather do it right than do it fast,” Trump said. “We’re in position to do something very special.” Mere hours after both nations had seemed hopeful of a deal, the two leaders’ motorcades roared away from the downtown Hanoi summit site within minutes of each other, their lunch canceled and a signing ceremony scuttled. The president’s closing news conference was hurriedly moved up, and he departed for Washington more than two hours ahead of schedule. The disintegration of talks came after Trump and Kim had appeared to be ready to inch toward normalizing relations between their still technically warring nations and as the American

President Donald Trump speaks as Sec of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a news conference after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi leader dampened expectations that their a much-needed triumph amid growing negotiations would yield an agreement domestic turmoil back home, including by North Korea to take concrete steps congressional testimony this week by toward ending a nuclear program that his former personal lawyer Michael Pyongyang likely sees as its strongest Cohen, who called Trump a “racist” and security guarantee. “conman” and claimed prior knowledge In something of a role reversal, of foreign powers’ efforts to help Trump Trump had deliberately ratcheted down win in 2016. some of the pressure on Pyongyang, North Korea’s state media abandoning his fiery rhetoric and made no immediate comment on the declaring that he wanted the “right deal” diplomatic impasse, and Kim remained over a rushed agreement. For his part, in his locked-down hotel after leaving Kim, when asked whether he was ready the summit venue. The North Korean to denuclearize, had said, “If I’m not leader was scheduled to meet with top willing to do that I won’t be here right Vietnamese leaders on Friday and leave now.” Saturday on his armored train for the The breakdown denied Trump long return trip, through China, to

North Korea. Trump insisted his relations with Kim remained warm, but he did not commit to having a third summit with the North Korean leader, saying a possible next meeting “may not be for a long time.” Though both he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said significant progress had been made in Hanoi, the two sides appeared to be galaxies apart on an agreement that would live up to the U.S.′ stated goals. “Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump told reporters. Kim, he explained, appeared willing to close his country’s main nuclear facility, the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, if the sanctions were lifted. But that would leave him with missiles, warheads and weapon systems, Pompeo said. There are also suspected hidden nuclear fuel production sites around the country. “We couldn’t quite get there today,” Pompeo said, minimizing what seemed to be a chasm between the two sides. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that U.S. sanctions on North Korea would not be lifted until that country committed to, if not concluded, complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. Trump declined to restate that goal Thursday, insisting he wanted flexibility in talks with Kim.

‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president’s former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and who lied throughout the 2016 election campaign about his business interests in Russia. Michael Cohen, who previously pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, told lawmakers that Trump had advance knowledge and embraced the news that emails damaging to Hillary Clinton would be released during the campaign. But he also said he had no “direct evidence” that Trump or his aides colluded with Russia to get him elected, the primary question of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cohen, shaking off incessant criticism from Republicans anxious to paint him as a felon and liar, became the first Trump insider to pull back the curtain on a version of the inner workings of Trump’s political and business operations. He likened the president to a “mobster” who demanded blind loyalty from underlings and expected them to

lie on his behalf to conceal information lady. He said he had lied by claiming and protect him — even if it meant that Trump was “not knowledgeable” about the transaction even though the breaking the law. “I am not protecting Mr. Trump president had directly arranged for his anymore,” Cohen declared. reimbursement. And he said he was left “My loyalty to Mr. Trump with the unmistakable impression Trump has cost me everything: my family’s wanted him to lie to Congress about a happiness, friendships, my law license, Moscow real estate project, though the my company, my livelihood, my honor, president never directly told him so. my reputation, and soon my freedom,” In one revelation, Cohen Cohen said. “I will not sit back say said prosecutors in New York were nothing and allow him to do the same investigating conversations Trump or his advisers had with him after his office and to the country.” Cohen’s matter-of-fact hotel room were raided by the FBI last testimony about secret payments and April. Cohen said he could not discuss lies unfolded as Trump met with North that conversation, the last contact he Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At a Vietnam said he has had with the president or hotel and unable to ignore the drama anyone acting on his behalf, because it thousands of miles away, Trump lashed remains under investigation. The appearance marked the out on Twitter, saying Cohen “did bad things unrelated to Trump” and “is lying latest step in Cohen’s evolution from in order to reduce his prison time.” legal fixer for the president — he once In testimony that cut to the boasted he’d “take a bullet” for Trump heart of federal investigations encircling — to a foe who has implicated him in the White House, Cohen said he arranged federal campaign finance violations. The a hush money payment to a porn actress hearing proceeded along parallel tracks, at the president’s behest and agreed to with Democrats focusing on allegations lie about it to the public and the first against Trump while Republicans sought

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is sworn in to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 to undermine Cohen’s credibility and the proceeding itself. As Republicans blasted him as a convicted liar, a mostly unrattled Cohen sought to blunt the attacks by repeatedly acknowledging his own failings. He called himself a “fool,” warned lawmakers of the perils of blind loyalty to a leader undeserving of it and pronounced himself ashamed of what he’d done to protect Trump.

Israeli attorney-general plans to charge Netanyahu in corruption cases JERUSALEM - Israel’s attorneygeneral said on Thursday he intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, a decision coming just six weeks before a closely contested national election. The dramatic move, the first time a serving Israeli prime minister has been put on official notice of planned prosecution, deepened uncertainty over the right-wing leader’s re-election prospects. Netanyahu, who has denied any

wrongdoing in the three long-running corruption investigations against him, was due to deliver a televised statement later in the day. He has already said he has no intention of resigning. Netanyahu’s Likud party described the looming indictment as “political persecution”. The actual filing of charges, which include bribery, fraud and breach of trust, will depend on the outcome of a required hearing, the Justice Ministry said in a statement.

At that hearing - which could take place after the April 9 election Netanyahu can try to persuade the attorney-general, Avichai Mandelblit, not to indict him. Netanyahu, 69 and seeking a fourth consecutive term, is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister this summer if he wins the election. He is suspected of wrongfully accepting $264,000-worth of gifts, which prosecutors said included cigars and champagne, from wealthy businessmen

and dispensing favors in alleged bids for favorable coverage by a newspaper and a website. He could face up to 10 years in jail if convicted of bribery and a maximum 3-year term for fraud and breach of trust. Israel’s shekel weakened against the dollar on the news. It was trading at 3.63 per dollar at 1620 GMT, from 3.6240 before the announcement and down 0.4 percent versus the U.S. currency from Wednesday.


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U.S. denied tens of thousands more visas in 2018 due to travel ban: data

The U.S. State Department refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to the Trump administration’s travel ban, up from less than 1,000 the previous year when the ban had not fully taken effect, according to agency data released on Tuesday. The United States denies nearly 4 million visa applications a year for a variety of reasons, including for practicing polygamy, abducting children or simply not qualifying for the visa in question. The data released Tuesday was the first comprehensive look at the human impact of Republican President Donald Trump’s ban, imposed shortly after he took office and initially blocked by federal courts. The ban has especially affected people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, countries where the number of visas issued slid 80 percent in 2018 from 2016, the last year without a travel ban. Trump’s initial January 2017 executive order banning entry to the United States by citizens of several Muslim-majority countries launched a fierce fight in federal courts over whether the policy amounts to an unlawful “Muslim ban” or is a legal

exercise of presidential power. on the travel ban last year, but it was The denials have affected The administration revised the unclear how many of those applications people like Rasha Jarhum, a Yemeni policy following court challenges, and were initially made last year or earlier. human rights defender who applied for the Supreme Court allowed it to largely The data did not include how a U.S. visitor visa in October to attend go into effect in December 2017 while many visa applications were made by events on women’s rights. legal challenges continued. In June citizens from countries affected by the The U.S. consular officer 2018, the high court upheld the new travel ban. “refused to even take my passport to version of the ban. Every month, the State process anything,” Jarhum said. The As a result, most people from Department releases the numbers of officer handed her a piece of paper Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen visas issued to citizens of all countries, citing the executive order as the reason have not been able to enter the United including those under the travel ban, for her visa denial, a picture of which States for well over a year. Venezuela but it does not publish equivalent Jarhum posted on Twitter. and North Korea also were targeted in monthly information on the number of Ahmad Shariftabrizi, a U.S. the current policy, but those restrictions visa applications or denials by country. citizen and oncologist in New York, is were not challenged in court. Other, previously released considering leaving the United States if The figures released on Tuesday data from the State Department shows his wife, an Iranian citizen, is unable to show the government denied 15,384 that the number of U.S. visas issued receive a visa to join him. applications for immigrant visas - given to citizens of the countries under the The couple, who wed in 2017, to those who want to live permanently travel ban has dropped drastically as a applied for her visa that year, and she in the United States - due to the “2017 result of its implementation. was denied in December 2018, he said in Executive Order on Immigration.” A In the fiscal year from Oct. 1, a phone interview. The U.S. government State Department spokeswoman 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, citizens of is now reviewing whether she is eligible confirmed that term referred to the Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen for a waiver to the ban, which has been travel ban policy. - the five countries consistently on the rarely granted. In addition, 21,645 applications travel ban list throughout its different The uncertainty and distance is for non-immigrant visas - given to iterations - received approximately extracting a huge emotional toll on the people coming for short-term visits 14,600 U.S. visas. That is down 80 couple. for business, tourism or other reasons - percent from approximately 72,000 “The separation from my were denied due to the ban. visas issued for citizens of those wife is making both of us break down Approximately 2,200 visa countries in the 2016 fiscal year, when psychologically,” he said. “It’s extremely applications overcame denials based no such ban was in place. difficult.”

Mother and adult daughter charged with killing 5 relatives A mother and her adult daughter killed five of their close relatives, including three children, and were found “disoriented” after child welfare authorities arrived for a surprise visit to their trashed apartment outside Philadelphia, police and prosecutors said Tuesday. Shana Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, were charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy. The motive and how the five family members died are unclear; their bodies were found Monday night. “As confusing as it was last night, we are no closer to understanding that in the harsh light of day,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a news conference Tuesday. “We will continue to pursue every lead and to work this case to its just conclusion.” The victims were Shana’s children, Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, both of Morrisville; Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, of Trenton, New Jersey; and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen. Authorities discovered the scene after a Bucks County child welfare officer arrived Monday evening for an

These photos provided by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, show Shana Decree, left, and her teenage daughter Dominique Decree unannounced visit and was let into the building by someone who works there, according to court papers. Police say they found Shana and Dominique Decree “disoriented” inside the apartment, where furniture had been turned over, drywall was cracked and glass lay around. Police initially said they found four bodies, but they discovered a fifth underneath another that was next to a bed. The mother and daughter

were taken to a hospital and at first told authorities they didn’t know what happened. Before telling authorities about their involvement in the slayings, Shana Decree said her sister Jamilla’s boyfriend and two unknown men killed the five family members but left Shana and Dominique alive, according to an affidavit. Shana Decree then told police that “everyone at the apartment ...

wanted to die” and talked about suicide, according to court documents. She said that she killed one of the victims, that she and her daughter Dominque killed another together, and that Campbell killed two other victims before she herself was slain by Dominique. Shana Decree was arraigned early Tuesday, while Dominique Decree was arraigned in the afternoon. It isn’t clear whether either woman has a lawyer to speak for her. Court papers show they have not requested a public defender, and no attorney information is listed. Authorities who had been looking for Campbell’s 17-year-old son Joshua found him not far away in Willingboro, New Jersey, where he was staying with friends, Police Chief George McClay said. Weintraub stressed the teen is not a suspect, saying authorities just wanted to make sure he was safe. The apartments are in Morrisville, which sits on the Delaware River northeast of Philadelphia and across from Trenton, New Jersey. The three-story, red-brick apartment complex is on a busy road lined with auto repair shops, a safe-and-lock shop and a bail bonds agency nearby.

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted Tuesday to strengthen the faith’s divisive bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Emotions were high throughout the third and final day of the UMC’s meeting. Some supporters of greater LGBT inclusion were in tears, while others vented their anger when, midway through the session, delegates defeated a proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves on gay-friendly policies. “Devastation,” was how former Methodist pastor Rebecca Wilson of Detroit described her feelings. “As someone who left because I’m gay, I’m waiting for the church I love to stop

bringing more hate.” After several more hours of debate, the conservatives’ proposal, called the Traditional Plan, was approved by a vote of 438-384. Opponents unsuccessfully sought to weaken the plan with hostile amendments or to prolong the debate past a mandatory adjournment time set to accommodate a monster truck rally in the arena. One delegate even requested an investigation into the possibility that “vote buying” was taking place at the conference. The Traditional Plan’s success was due to an alliance of conservatives from the U.S. and overseas. About 43 percent of the delegates were from abroad, mostly from Africa, and overwhelmingly supported the LGBT bans. If the bans were eased, “the church in Africa would cease to exist,”

said the Rev. Jerry Kulah of Liberia. “We can’t do anything but to support the Traditional Plan — it is the biblical plan.” Council of Bishops President Kenneth H. Carter, speaking at a news conference after the session, said the meeting was necessary “because if the impasse we found ourselves in” over questions of human sexuality. “I would just simply say that we have work to do. We did not accomplish that in these three days,” Carter said. Carter said he is concerned the plan will cause progressive churches to leave the denomination. He said church leaders “will be doing a lot of outreach” to those churches. “Persons will feel harmed,” Carter said. The deep split within the

church was evident in several fiery speeches opposing the Traditional Plan. “If we bring this virus into our church, it will bring illness to us all,” said the Rev. Thomas Berlin of Herndon, Virginia. He predicted many Methodist churchgoers and some regional bodies would leave the church, while others would “stay and fight,” performing same-sex weddings even if it meant punishment. Many supporters of the more liberal plan stood in support as Berlin spoke. Some wore rainbowmotif garments or sat behind rainbow banners. After the vote, a small group of protesters carried a cross to the stage at the conference and sat around it. Another group of about 200 people staged a peaceful sitdown protest while about two dozen police officers watched.


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WORLD NEWS Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’: scientists Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years. They said confidence that human activities were raising the heat at the Earth’s surface had reached a “five-sigma” level, a statistical gauge meaning there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the signal would appear if there was no warming. Such a “gold standard” was applied in 2012, for instance, to confirm the discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe. Benjamin Santer, lead author of Monday’s study at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, said he hoped the findings would win over skeptics and spur action. “The narrative out there that scientists don’t know the cause of climate change is wrong,” he told Reuters. “We do.” Mainstream scientists say the burning of fossil fuels is causing more floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels. U.S. President Donald Trump has often cast doubt on global warming and plans to pull out of the 197-nation Paris climate agreement which seeks to end the fossil fuel era this century by shifting to cleaner energies such as wind and solar power. Sixty-two percent of Americans polled in 2018 believed that climate change has a human cause, up from 47 percent in 2013, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Monday’s findings, by researchers in the United States, Canada and Scotland, said evidence for global warming reached the five sigma level by 2005 in two of three sets of satellite data widely used by researchers, and in 2016 in the third. Professor John Christy, of the University of Alabama in Huntsville which runs the third set of data, said there were still many gaps in understanding climate change. His data show a slower pace of warming than the other two sets. “You may see a certain fingerprint that indicates human influence, but that the actual intensity of the influence is minor (as our satellite data indicate),” he told Reuters.

World Court says Britain must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius The World Court on Monday told Britain to give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, and said it had wrongfully forced the population to leave in the 1970s to make way for a U.S. air base. Britain split the archipelago off from its colonial island territory of Mauritius in 1965, three years before granting independence to Mauritius - minus the islands. In the early 1970s, it evicted almost 2,000 residents to Mauritius and the Seychelles to make way for the base on the largest island, Diego Garcia, which it had leased to the United States. In a non-binding advisory opinion, the top United Nations court for inter-state disputes said Britain had acted unlawfully in the decolonization process and should relinquish control over the islands, which it calls the British Indian Ocean Territory. Although the court was not asked to issue an opinion on sovereignty, Monday’s decision in effect urged Britain to hand the islands, which it has controlled since 1814, over to Mauritius. But Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf said in a summary of the decision that Britain was “under obligation to bring to an end the administration of Chagos Islands as rapidly as possible”. The case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as the World Court is officially known, is seen as a test of the legitimacy of deals struck between great powers and small states at the end of the colonial era. For years Chagossians have lobbied London to let them return. In 2016, Britain extended the United States’ lease of Diego Garcia until 2036 and said expelled

An undated file photo shows Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago and site of a major United States military base in the middle of the Indian Ocean leased from Britain in 1966 islanders could not go back. Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said it was “a historic moment for Mauritius and all its people, including the Chagossians who were unconscionably removed from their homeland and prevented from returning for the last half century”. “Our territorial integrity will now be made complete, and when that occurs, the Chagossians and their descendants will finally be able to return home.” The U.N. General Assembly asked the court in February 2017 to advise on whether the process of decolonization had been concluded lawfully. In his summary, Yusuf said: “The court having found that the decolonization of Mauritius was not conducted in a manner consistent with the right of peoples to self-determination, it follows that the United Kingdom’s continued administration of the Chagos Archipelago constitutes a wrongful act entailing the

Manhattan drivers may soon face congestion fee to pay for subway fix Drivers entering the most congested part of Manhattan would have to pay a charge to help fund repairs to New York City’s deteriorating subway system under a plan announced on Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. If the plan is adopted, New York may become the first major U.S. city to follow the lead of London, which began levying a congestion charge on vehicles driving into the city center in 2003, and a handful of other international cities. Cuomo has long favored the new toll to generate revenue for an aging subway system that has been plagued by delays and closures. The mayor, who had favored raising taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers rather than congestion pricing, said he was dropping his opposition. “I still believe a millionaires tax provides the best, most sustainable revenue source for the transit improvements our city needs,” de Blasio said in a statement. “But the time to act is running out, and among all alternatives, congestion pricing has the greatest prospects for immediate success.” Under the plan, which requires approval from the state legislature, most people who drive into Manhattan below 61st Street, or roughly everywhere south of

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speak during a news conference about Amazon’s headquarters expansion to Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2018 Central Park, will have to pay a toll. The toll amounts are to be set by the end of the year. “It’s a luxury to drive into Manhattan,” Cuomo said in a radio interview with WNYC on Tuesday, noting that most vehicles filling Manhattan each day drove in from another state. Both Cuomo and de Blasio have said the city’s subway system, one of the world’s busiest, is in a crisis as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state agency that runs the system,

struggles to find funding to fix aging infrastructure. About a third of trains run late. Decades-old signals require large gaps between trains, leading to commuters struggling to squeeze into crowded railway cars at rush hour. The MTA estimates that it needs between $41 billion and $60 billion to pay for improvements and repairs under its next five-year capital plan that begins next year, on top of its roughly $17 billion annual operating budget.

international responsibility of that State.” Mauritius argued that it had been forced to give up the archipelago to gain independence from Britain. Britain maintained that Mauritius had given up the islands willingly. By 13 votes to one, the judges backed the decision, which is not binding but carries weight under international law. Diego Garcia has played an important role in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan since 1991, acting as a launch pad for U.S. longrange bombers. The United States and Britain both voted against the U.N. resolution seeking the court’s opinion. Philippe Sands, a member of the Mauritius legal team at the ICJ, said the next step would be for Britain and Mauritius to sit down and work out a handover: “A way will be found to move this forward, safeguarding the interests of everyone but recognizing what the court has said.”

Russia accuses U.S. of preparing military intervention in Venezuela A top Russian security official has accused the United States of deploying forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia in preparation for a military intervention in Venezuela to topple Moscow’s ally, President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela has been plunged into political turmoil and was rocked by violent clashes at the weekend. The United States and a raft of other countries have backed the country’s opposition, while China and Russia have stood by Maduro’s government. “...The United States is preparing a military invasion of an independent state,” Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, was quoted as saying in an interview with weekly newspaper Argumenty i Fakty. “The transfer of American special operations forces to Puerto Rico, the landing of U.S. forces in Colombia and other facts indicate the Pentagon is reinforcing its troops in the region in order to use them in an operation to remove ... Maduro from power.” Patrushev said in the interview that Washington had asked Moscow for consultations on Venezuela and that Russia had agreed, but that U.S. officials had repeatedly postponed them under false pretexts. U.S. officials have previously dismissed Russian allegations about U.S. plans for Venezuela as baseless “propaganda.”


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UPHOLSTERER (1) - $8.00 per hour plus commission MACHINE MECHANIC (1) - $8.00 per hour plus commission Detail orientated and organized individuals required. •Duties include all aspects of upholstery projects from concept to conclusion such as - liaising with clients, onsite measuring of jobs, preparing Estimates, coordinating work flow. •Projects includecustom window treatments and bedding; furniture; cars; boats; awnings etc. •Maintenance of all machines and equipment;

• 10 or more years banking experience

•Minimum of 10 years’ experience required.

• Previous experience as a Lending Officer is mandatory

•Must have good command of English and Clean Driver’s License

• Strong Leadership & Coaching • In-depth Credit knowledge of Personal and Business lending • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and Negotiating/ Selling Skills • Relationship building & People Skills • Effectively Manage Risk What’s in it for you? We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual. • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program of flexible benefits, unlimited commission pay, and pension options • World-class training programs and career development opportunities • The advantage of working with a dynamic, collaborative, and high performing team where initiative and hard work are recognized and rewarded • A flexible work schedule based on client preferences and your own work/life balance • Innovative mobile technology to ensure your success A competitive compensation package (including salary, bonus, pension, health insurance) is offered. Salary in the range of USD$73,000 to USD$109,600 will be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders should apply by February 28, 2019 at jobs.rbc.com and by sending a copy of the application to the Work Permit Board, Providenciales.

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged

Belongers only need apply Please apply via Email to: trish@needlesandpins.net Needles & Pins Ltd., U12 Industrial Park, Providenciales. 649-332-4383

Gemini consultant company is applying forworkers for the following workers: Newmond Buckley seeking 1 live on premisses domestic worker, working 5 days per week @ $250.00 per week, from 8:00 am 5:00 pm Urban Construction is seeking 2 carpenter helpers n 2 construction helpers to work 6 days per week @ $6.50 per hour. Diznada variety store is seeking 1 handyman to work in small store from 6:00 am -5:00 pm, 6 days per week lifting, stocking, cleaning, ect.@ $6.50 per hour. S and J Contracting is seeking 3 housekeepers and 3 construction helpers @ $6.50 per hour 5 days per week. These are new positions. Contact 3465647 on monday and friday or drop off resume at 42 CooperJack Bay Road. Provo or labour department.

Deluxe Domestic Contracting Services Juba Sound, Providenciales Is seeking Cleaners and Domestic Workers To carry out cleaning chores Successful applicants must be willing to work extraordinary hours, weekends and holidays Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 946-8876 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Delvin Pratt Crystal Pool Services Long Bay, Providenciales Is seeking Handymen and a Maintenance Man To maintain pools and various other menial chores Salary $8.00 per hour Please Contact: 946-8876 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales


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TECHNOLOGY LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone and touts biometric breakthrough

New mobiles LG V50 (L) and G8 (R) are displayed before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019 South Korea’s LG Electronics unveiled a 5G smartphone on Sunday with a dual screen, the latest handset maker to pitch a new design feature in an effort to revive flagging sales. The two screens on the new V50ThinQ work independently, so a user can watch a film on one screen while browsing the Internet on the other. LG, the world’s No.7 smartphone maker, saw its sales decline by a quarter last year as Chinese rivals Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi grabbed market share in a slightly weaker global market. Both announced 5G phones in Barcelona on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, the telecoms industry’s main annual get together, with Xiaomi pitching a $680 model and Huawei smashing the price ceiling with $2,600 folding phone. LG nevertheless retains a following among those who value good video and audio quality. Addressing those users, LG launched a second phone, the G8ThinQ, which can be unlocked without touching the screen. The handset instead uses light sensors to scan the veins in a user’s hand or to recognize their face. The phone’s front-facing camera, which uses a sensor chip developed by Germany’s Infineon Technologies , can scan in three dimensions - making it more secure than existing biometric methods of unlocking phones such as fingerprints. LG product evangelist David Montanya told a launch event it would be harder to ‘spoof’ than the FaceID feature used in Apple’s iPhone X because the vein structure in a user’s hand has less than one chance in a billion of being the same as anyone else’s. Users can also activate features with gestures - for example to play or pause a song or video, or adjust the volume, by twisting their fingers, emulating the character played by Tom Cruise in science-fiction detective thriller Minority Report. LG did not set release dates or announce prices for the new phones, but said the 5G model should hit stores in the first half of the year.

Huawei breaks price ceiling with $2,600 folding 5G smartphone Huawei Technologies unveiled a $2,600 folding smartphone on Sunday which it said was primed for next generation 5G mobile connections, even as the United States campaigns to bar the Chinese company from such networks over security concerns. Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor after Samsung and Apple, said it had taken the lead on developing phones for 5G - which promise super fast internet speeds for consumers and businesses - because it was also involved in developing the networks. “This phone is not only for today for 5G but also for future 5G. On all the benchmarks you can see the performance, the speed is the fastest for 5G in the world,” said Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group. Speaking ahead of the mobile industry’s biggest global event, which kicks of on Monday in Barcelona, Yu said the Huawei Mate X will have two back-to-back screens which unfold to become an eight-inch tablet display.

US appeals court clears AT&T’s $81B purchase of Time Warner A federal appeals court on Department. The department Tuesday cleared AT&T’s takeover said it won’t appeal the ruling. of Time Warner, rejecting the Its chances of prevailing at the Trump administration’s claims Supreme Court were considered that the $81 billion deal will harm dim. consumers and reduce competition “We are grateful that the in the TV industry. Court of Appeals considered our The ruling by the U.S. objections to the district court Court of Appeals in Washington opinion,” spokesman Jeremy came in the high-stakes Edwards said. “The department has competition case, approving one no plans to seek further review.” of the biggest media marriages The appeals court judges ever. It was already completed last said U.S. District Judge Richard spring, soon after a federal trial Leon was correct to dismiss the judge approved it. AT&T, a wireless government’s argument that carrier and TV and home internet AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner provider, absorbed Time Warner, would hurt competition, limit the owner of CNN, HBO, the choices and jack up prices for Warner Bros. movie studio, “Game consumers to watch TV and movies. of Thrones,” sports programming “The government failed and other shows. to meet its burden of proof” for its Many observers had theory that costs for Time Warner’s expected the decision favorable Turner Broadcasting content would to AT&T from the three-judge increase after the merger, mainly appeals court panel. The decision through threats of programming was unanimous to uphold the “blackouts,” the judges wrote. The trial judge’s June ruling. Opposing Turner networks include CNN. the merger forced the Justice The Justice Department Department to argue against antitrust attorneys had asserted standing legal doctrine that favors that Leon misunderstood the mergers among companies that complexities of the TV industry and don’t compete directly with each the nature of AT&T’s competitors. other, what’s known as a vertical The idea behind the merger. merger was to help AT&T — which The U.S. antitrust lawsuit claims about 25 million of the against Dallas-based AT&T marked 90 million U.S. households that the first time in decades that the are pay TV customers — compete government has challenged that better with online rivals like Netflix, doctrine by suing to block a vertical YouTube and Hulu. merger. AT&T already had a The ruling dealt a major streaming service, DirecTV Now, setback to the Trump Justice but it launched a cheaper offering

called WatchTV soon after the deal closed. It’s planning another streaming service, “WarnerMedia,” for later this year. “The merger of these innovative companies has already yielded significant consumer benefits, and it will continue to do so for years to come,” AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said in a statement. The Justice Department was committed to pursuing the long-shot bid against the merger, rather than considering conditions that could have been imposed on AT&T by the trial court to make the deal more acceptable. The head of Justice’s antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, doesn’t like merger conditions requiring regulators to keep an eye on the combined company’s conduct for years after. But politics and presidential influence also could have been a factor, suggested Matthew Cantor, an attorney focusing on telecom antitrust matters at Constantine Cannon in New York. When the deal was first made public in October 2016, it drew fire from then-candidate Donald Trump, who promised to kill it “because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Trump as president has publicly feuded with Time Warner’s CNN, calling it “failing” and a purveyor of “fake news,” and suspending one of its correspondents from the White House.

Fiat Chrysler to invest $4.5 billion in Michigan for new Jeep SUV models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Tuesday it will invest $4.5 billion in five plants to build new models of Jeeps to compete in the lucrative market for fullsize, three-row SUVs currently dominated by rivals General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co. At the same time, the automaker said it was cutting the third shift at its Rockford, Illinois plant, where it assembles the Jeep Cherokee, laying off 1,371 workers. The company said it would “make every effort” to find work for laid off hourly workers based on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. headquarters is seen in Auburn Hills seniority. Officer Mike Manley said in a to shift production of heavy-duty The new investments conference call with reporters trucks from Mexico to Michigan in announced on Tuesday will that the company’s investments 2020, freeing the Michigan facility create 6,500 jobs in Michigan, are focused on SUVs, an area to produce Jeeps. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said in an “forecasted to continue to grow.” “I look at today’s announcement about three He added that 60 percent investment as a reward for the months after GM said it would of SUV sales are for three-row efforts of our membership and not allocate new products to five models “and we don’t have a three- a show of confidence that the plants in North America that row offering... and this is a segment members of the UAW are the best mostly produce less-popular sedan that I’ve been very interested in for auto workers in the world,” United models. some time.” Auto Workers union Vice President GM workers and The full-size SUV segment Cindy Estrada said in a statement. politicians, including U.S. is dominated by GM’s Chevrolet The automaker said plans President Donald Trump, have Suburban, GMC Yukon and included investments to enable blasted GM for the decision, which Cadillac Escalade, which had about three Michigan plants to produce is likely to close those plants. double the sales of Ford’s Ford hybrid and fully electric Jeep The move comes at a time Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. Manley said those hybrid when the U.S. market looks set to in 2018. models or electric models could decline, with 2019 industry-wide FCA’s plans include be available as soon as late 2021, new vehicle sales expected to fall turning an engine plant in Detroit but will be rolled out based on below 2018 levels. into an assembly plant. The consumer demand. But FCA Chief Executive company also reversed a decision


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aesthetic environment for teams, coaches, spectators, and staff. - Undertake general maintenance tasks in relation to the playing surface and surrounding areas, as well as, within the stadium buildings and offices - Ensure that all projects you are involved with are managed to the highest standards; working with sub-contractors, where required; and ensuring that the quality of site provisions meets the needs of TCIFA’s employees and customers.

Assistant Grounds Attendant The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is seeking an Assistant Grounds Attendant on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will support the Head Groundsman with the delivery of grounds maintenance, associated services, and processes that support the operation and setting of the TCIFA. They will ensure the highest standards of safety of building, landscaping, and grounds maintenance for the TCIFA’s employees and its customers. Job Description & Responsibilities: - To deliver quality grounds maintenance services at the highest standard, in line with TCIFA policies and in compliance with the best practice of the Turks and Caicos Islands legislative, environmental, and certifying authorities. - Maintain high levels of customer service and customer care standards when interacting with customers, staff, supporters and members of the general public. - Prepare and maintain playing and training surfaces to a high standard, undertaking all duties to ensure they are in the best possible condition to facilitate the playing of Football - Under the supervision of the Head Groundsman, be responsible for allocated ground maintenance tasks from start to completion, undertaking the work personally or coordinating with others to ensure its timely completion. - Take action when necessary – under the supervision of the Head Groundsman, where inclement weather or other factors are predicted to ensure that games are played. This may involve action in relation to public areas to ensure safety. - Ensure that the fields and stadiums are prepared correctly for Fixtures and other TCIFA events, while supporting Match day operations i.e. the set up and break down of equipment on field; brushing of Artificial Turf - Ensure that all machinery is maintained and that they are safe and in operable condition, while adhering to the highest health and safety standards. - Assist with lawn service and maintenance of areas around the grounds. This may include: mowing, edging, raking leaves, and other lawn maintenance functions; maintaining a planting program and soft landscaping - Ensure that property grounds and car parks are a visibly inviting, safe and

Mr. Man Barber Shop Location: 648 Blue Hills Road, Providenciales Is Seeking 2 Barbers •Cut, trim, and shape hair into desired style. •Utilize clippers, combs, rushes, scissors, and blow-out guns to style and cut hair. Salary $7.50 per hour These positions are new Please Contact: 333-8814 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Joanel Tailor Shop Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking a Tailor Alters garment and joins parts, using needle and thread or sewing machine, to form finished garment Salary $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 347-3638 The position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Requirements - A minimum of 2 years’ experience with sports turf – a horticultural background would be an advantage, but is not essential - A strong sense of responsibility with good communications is required - Willingness to work outdoors, in all weather conditions - Ability to work as a team member - Must possess a “can do” attitude - Must have a flexible approach to meet the nature and demands of the TCIFA business The Assistant Grounds Attendant will be required to work, under the supervision of the Head Groundsman, approximately 44 hours per week. However, during match days and other business events, he/she may be required work outside normal office hours, in the evening and on weekends, to a high standard and have a flexible attitude. Salary $1200.00 per month Please direct all applications to: Oliver A. Smith The General Secretary The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Venetian Road Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Email: olivertcifa@gmail.com The above named position is currently vacant. TCIFA invites and encourages all prospective applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders to send their application to the Immigration Board & Labor Commissions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline: March 18th, 2019

The Bullpen Club Kew Town, Providenciales Is seeking Waitresses Take orders and serving food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 332-0843 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Diosa Haven Seeks to employ a Maid for cleaning services In Providenciales to work as needed Salary is $6.25 p/h Please Contact diosahaven@gmail.com or (649) 431 - 8452 The position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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NOTICE Regulation 7 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 1990 An Application, REGISTERED PR 13985, by OLGA KUDRYSKAWATTIEZ For the Rezoning of parcel 60810/50, which is currently zoned for (R4) Medium Density Residential - Three to Six (3-6) Units Per Acre to (R6) Apartments has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Development Permission on The Bight & Thomas Stubbs on Providenciales. The application as submitted seeks planning consideration for an apartment building containing eight (8) units. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) days of publication of this Notice.

Dated Posted:

February 15th, 2019

Le Aloe Vera Villa

GREEN ACRES FARM

Location: Leeward Palms, Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties include cleaning outside the property with sweeper, picking up yard waste and collecting leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, and door frames. Cares for garden on a daily basis Must be willing to work 4 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 232-4345 The position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

Bottle Creek North Caicos, Providenciales Is seeking Farmers Must be able to cultivate, plan, harvest and other farm maintenance duties To work 6 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 231-3898 or missickrolle@hotmail. com This position is held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

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Salary range from $7000 to $14,000 per month based on qualifications and experience.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Do you aspire to build a thriving hospitality career at one of the leading luxury resorts in the Caribbean? Are you a self-motivated, talented team-player, interested in joining a dynamic team? The Amanyara Resort invites all suitable candidates to apply for the following positions: *RESORT MANAGER Strategic: •Manages the relationship between real estate owners and resort management •Builds and maintains a strong relationship between resort owner, resort management and corporate office •Lives the brand ethos and promotes the philosophy of the brand in all professional interactions •Ensures luxury product positioning is maintained as per corporate brand standards Operations: •Manages a dynamic international team of hospitality individuals to achieve highest standards of service and quality at all times •Analyses and prepares annual long-term budgets, monitors income statements, variance reports, identifies market trends, and control costs •Adheres to internal audit processes and procedures. Ensures effective reservation process which maximizes revenue •Ensures physical operations are maintained to company standards by conducting inspections of grounds and buildings •Maximizes the profitability of the resort •Works endlessly to ensure the hotel exceeds guest and employee satisfaction •Trains, mentors and coaches department heads and employees to ensure a high performance team is maintained •Maintains strong positive relationships with all travel industry partners •Understands and implements requirements from regulatory agencies and service providers •Deputizes for General Manager in his absence Sales & Marketing: •Attracts new residents/guests by marketing resort features. Obtains referrals from current residents/guests or via corporate marketing campaigns •Practice revenue management as per company policy to maximize occupancies and promote growth in ARR •Explains advantages of services and location relative to high end real estate product •Conducts market surveys and analyses within region and competitive set •Travels to promote and sell product when needed and be able to communicate in several languages •Maintains and grows luxury travel trade contacts Requirements: •Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Hospitality Management or Business Administration. •Minimum of 8 years’ international resort experience in management roles; including remote locations •Must have experience creating and analyzing budgets, P&L’s, and financial reports •Very strong managerial, leadership, communication and organizational skills •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis •Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change •Proven ability to lead and develop a multicultural team •English proficiency in oral and written is a must. Other languages would be a plus. The position has a starting minimum salary of US$6,000/month, and will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. *DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES •Formulates and implements 5 to 10 years’ preventative maintenance and tangible energy conservation plans. •Leads all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes aligned with organization’s established policies and objectives. •Ensures the highest levels of quality across products, goods, and services to increase customer satisfaction and positions the organization for continual growth. •Identifies issues relating to life, fire, and safety compliance, working with internal risk management and quality assurance teams to develop reporting platform to mitigate risks and create timeliness and accountability reporting. •Responsible for maintaining standards and regulatory requirements. •Directs the daily operation by defining duties and assigning workloads for the Engineering staff to ensure that a high standard of service is maintained. •Prepares and controls the Engineering budget and monitor utilities consumption. Controls expenses in all areas of the Engineering department with innovative style of operation. •Interviews, manages, trains and develops the Engineering team members which includes conducting regular performance feedback discussions. •Manage and ensure proper maintenance of the Resort Assets and Facilities. Requirements: •At least 20 years of managerial experience at both property & corporate level within a luxury resort environment. •Competent managerial, leadership, communication and organizational skills. •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis within a fast pace environment. •Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change •Have worked in various international remote locations •Proven ability to lead and develop a multicultural team •At least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or extensive experience in related field

*PEST CONTROL MANAGER Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •Work as required to proactively manage the Vectors and pests. •Manage the day to day functions of the pest control department and submit monthly reports. •Ability to work six days per week with one day off per week. •Develop and update reports including, but not limited to, treatment calendar, month end report, and monthly inventory. •To execute and defend the BioRationale Programme, to provide feedback and to constantly test on results. Monitors and dippers, etc. •Ensure pest control team is coordinated and scheduled appropriately to provide consistent service and deliver the program in addition to special requests and any emergency scenarios that may be different from the treatment plan. •Providing consistent training within all departments throughout the hotel in regards to standardized pest control practices and procedures. •Monitor and supervise all chemical solutions and applications to eliminate pests. •Identify invading pests and put preventative measures in place for proper control including but not limited to mechanical traps and bait. •Apply safety measures when chemicals and other products are utilized. •Remove dead rodents after extermination. •Identify damage to property and pest proof buildings with wire and foam. •Inspect property to ascertain wall and roof porosity and possible sites of pest invasion and access infested locations. Requirements: •Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher education relating to pest control management or at least 10 years of professional experience within a luxury resort environment. •Must have excellent communications skills, self-motivated, enthusiastic, physically fit and capable of manual outdoor labor. •Must be willing to work in all weather conditions. •Inventory reporting and supply chain management •Proficient in Microsoft Office •Proven ability to work as a team within a challenging and diverse working environment. Salary range from $2,500 to $3,500 per month based on qualifications and experience. *LANDSCAPING MANAGER Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •Design and plan continuing improvement to the entire site landscaping with the use of emerging technologies, renewable energy sources, alternative fencing materials, new equipment supporting plants and pest/ vector control. •To be responsible for Hurricane preparedness in terms of all Landscaping of the resort and villas. •To maintain the property to the highest standards in accordance with agreed procedures and budgets. •To develop a strong relationship with mission critical external support groups such as Bio Rationale, nursery suppliers at home and abroad, consultant landscape architects and equipment suppliers. •To support day to day operation by continuously planning and implementing planned maintenance regimes to minimize the impact of seasonal droughts and growth patterns. •To supervise the daily operation and must ensure that all task assigned are completed in a timely manner. •To proactively manage the Resort and Villa Landscaping team in a manner that is effective and productive on a daily •To actively supervise, encourage, train and assist with progressive discipline. •To participate in taking monthly readings, inventories, performance metrics for landscaping and pest/vector control and submit monthly reports. •To maintain the nursery and constantly improve the nursery and aquaponics farm as a guest amenity. Encourage visitors and offer informative tours. •To keep current with the latest technical innovations in landscape architecture and maintenance. •Must ensure that all operatives on property work within a safe environment. Requirements: •A Bachelor’s degree/diploma in a Landscaping, agriculture, related field with at least 5 to 10 years professional experience within a luxury resort environment. Exceptional experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. •Excellent communication and computer skills. •Exceptional leadership/people skills will be an Asset. •Proven ability to work well within a diverse environment as well as being a consistent team player. Salary range from $2,500 to $4,500 per month based on qualifications and experience. *VILLA DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •For all Villas including its buildings and infrastructure, utility infrastructure and pumping systems associated with overall Maintenance. •Design and plan the continuing improvement to the entire site utility, this will include emerging technologies and renewable energy sources. •To be responsible for Hurricane preparedness for all the Villas. •To maintain the property to the highest standards in accordance with agreed procedures and budgets. •To develop a strong relationship with mission critical external support groups such as electrical and mechanical maintenance, fire alarm systems, etc. •To support day to day operation by continuously planning and implementing planned maintenance regimes to minimize breakdowns. •To manage and direct the day to day functions of all Villa Engineering staff to ensure work are completed in an efficient and productive way. •To identify and label all electrical panels with the correct breakers, For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below. Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers are encouraged to send a cover letter & resume with the following attachments: Valid Police Record, Passport Bio Page, Proof of TCI status i.e. PRC, Belonger Status Card or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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performing against budget. •Addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner. •Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results. •Assist with the supervision of all employees within your department and provide training as necessary.

conductors size, and schedule in each Villa. •To ensure and maintain records of the various transformers test, Megger, Transformer Turns Ratio, Di-electrical, and Oil sampling are performed annually. •To implement the latest technical innovations in electrical engineering. •To evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting applicable testing when necessary to ascertain certain results •To confirm systems’ and components’ capabilities by designing testing methods; testing properties. •To maintain boiler system by written Standard Operating Procedure •To monitor and maintain all lift stations and waste water systems. •To work 6 days per week and as required. •To attend daily briefing with the team and the other departments. •To participate in all Duty Roaster schedule as required. Requirements: •A degree in Electrical Engineering or a diploma in the Electrical Engineering with relevant experience, or a diploma in Mechanical Engineering with Electrical Engineering experience. To have experience of data infrastructure and building controls. •At least 5 to 10 years professional experience within a luxury resort environment within the related field. •Property Maintenance /or Engineering Maintenance will be a plus. •Excellent communication and computer skills. •Exceptional leadership/people skills will be an Asset. •Proven ability to work well within a diverse environment as well as being a consistent team player. Salary range from $5,000 to $10,000 per month based on qualifications and experience. *TRAINING MANAGER/EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT TALENT TRAINER Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •Develop, implement, and monitor training programs within an organization. •Supervise technical training for all staff. •Conduct orientation sessions. •Create brochures and training materials. •Develop multimedia visual aids and presentations. •Implement training budget. •Evaluate needs of company and plan training programs accordingly. •Provide companies with classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops. •Manage staff classroom facilitators. •Provide performance feedback. •Conduct continuing education training. •Provide leadership development education. •Provide logistical support, course development, delivery, evaluation, process measurements, and cost management. •Plan the implementation and facilitation of activities and events, budget spending, material production and distribution, and other resources to ensure that operations are managed within authorized budgets. •Conduct follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results; modify programs as needed; develop effective training materials utilizing a variety of media. •Develop trainer development programs and coach others involved in training efforts, providing effective growth and development opportunities. Initiative •Develop and maintain property communications such as bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of property events and general information. •Plan, organize, facilitate and order supplies for employee events. Develop and monitor spending against the departmental budget. •Exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the organization. Work effectively as a team member with other members of management and the human resources staff. Requirements: •A bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Human Resources/ training or Liberal Arts or at least three (5-6) years of teaching equivalent. •At least two (5) years of experience in a hotel business setting, preferably in training and staff development. •Proven ability to lead by example and foster mentoring relationships. •Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Salary range from $3,000 to $3,500 per month based on qualifications and experience. *TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •Overall maintenance of hotel & Villa buildings, grounds and physical plant. •Ensure safety, security and asset protection for the entire property. •Accountable for managing the budget, coordinate capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. •Develops and implements strategies that will deliver products and services that meet or exceeds the needs and expectations of guests. •Maximizing employee performance to ensure guest & owner satisfaction. •Leads the emergency response team for all facility issues. •Works with property and engineering leadership team to determine how Engineering is performing against budget and highlights areas of concern to leadership. •Manages the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. •Administers service contracts to support property needs. •Ensures fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms. •Coaches and supports engineering leadership team to effectively manage controllable expenses (e.g., wages, heat, light and power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, inventory, etc.). •Manages and controls heat, light and power. •Develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand’s business strategy. •Develops and manages Engineering budget. •Ensures integration of departmental goals and game plans. •Oversees execution of long term preventative maintenance and 2 year asset protection plans. •Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is

Requirements: •At least an associate degreefrom an accredited technical in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major or 5 to 7 years’ experience in the engineering and maintenance or related field. •Technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing will be an Asset. •Very strong supervisory, leadership, communication and organizational skills •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis •Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change •Proven ability to lead and develop a multicultural team •English proficiency in oral and written is a must. Other languages would be a plus. Salary range from $2,000 to $2,200 per month based on qualifications and experience. *MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN •Responsible for proper refrigeration maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and conducting preventative maintenance on HVAC units & HVAC systems •Installs AC compressors, motors, condensers, air filters, and checks copper line repairs •Assists with electrical maintenance, ceiling fans, buggy repairs, company lighting systems and any other electrical needs that may arise inclusive of conducting mechanical, generator, air condition and laundry equipment repairs Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort. •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality. •Proficiency in English. Salary based on experience: $6.25-$12.00 per hour, plus service charge *HEAD SOMMELIER Responsibilities include but is not limited to the following: •Management of the wine list for the entire resort and villa operation. •Provide customized selection of wines for Villa guest and Owners. •Organized and run daily wine operations for all restaurants at the hotel. •Manage daily the bar operation and scheduling of bartenders. •Planning and coordinating wine and beverage activities for special celebrity and VIP events. •Maintain a diverse wine list of over 400 labels with rotating labels based on demand and supply. •Ensuring that guests have available the ideal wine within budget that fits their taste and compliments their food order. •To pair wine and food with our degustation menus and able to explain characteristics of all brand of wines. •Upselling to ensure that wine and beverage sales exceeds targeted revenue. •Build entire wine list in line with our beverage costing as per budget. •Be directly responsible for all bins on wine list (ordering, receiving, storage to serving) •To set, maintain and ensure Aman service standards. •Conduct wine training for entire waiting team in restaurant & bar and maintain wine program. •Responsible for the cigar collection, handling and maintenance of the cigars and humidors. •To assist in the building of an efficient team of employees by taking an active interest in their welfare, safety and development. •To supervise the employees within the department, ensuring that the correct standards and methods of service are maintained as stated in the Department’s Operations Manual. •Conduct monthly stock inventory in conjunction with our finance/ receiving department. Requirements: •At least 5 to 10 years of working experience as Head Sommelier/ Beverage Managerwithin a luxury resort environment. •Proven track record of successful beverage sales in a fast pace service environments. •Must have Sommeliers education and have kept up knowledge by attending regularly seminars, conferences, courses and other wine industry related events is a requirement. •Worked with wine lists that cover all the regions represented in wine programs. •The experience of working with a broad set of clientele and the ability to understand their different wine tastes and preferences. •Flexible, outgoing, open minded with a smile. •Ability to perform well under pressure •Team player, team builder and problem solver •Strong leadership, administrative and organizational skills •Knowledgeable to conduct wine workshops Salary range from $3,500 to $3,750 per month based on qualifications and experience. BAR SUPERVISOR/F&B SUPERVISOR/BAR CAPTAIN •Supervises the employees within the bar/restaurant, ensuring that the correct standards and service sequences are maintained as per Aman standards. •Ensures that all employees are aware of and follow the operation’s opening and closing tasks in accordance with the checklist. •Assists the Restaurant Manager with the smooth and efficient staffing of the outlet. •Ensures that all employees provide courteous and professional service at all times and initiates guest interaction. •Trains employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency. Requirements: For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below. Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers are encouraged to send a cover letter & resume with the following attachments: Valid Police Record, Passport Bio Page, Proof of TCI status i.e. PRC, Belonger Status Card or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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*COMMIS CHEF •Prepares food as per the recipes, for guests efficiently, economically, and hygienically and follow the standards and procedures •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash up areas

•At least a vocational diploma in any hospitality-related field or at least 2 years’ experience in a luxury resort. •Good people management, leadership, and employee development skills •Proficient in English, with effective communication skills Salary based on experience: $1200-1600 per month, plus service charge. *WAITRESS/WAIT STAFF •Serves food and beverage to guest according to Aman standards and follows the service sequence •Follows all safety policies to ensure a safe work area •Develops a complete knowledge of menus, dish and glassware service and utilizes this knowledge in the service of the guests •Handles guest enquiries in an efficient manner and provides courteous and professional service at all times •Communicates promptly any challenges or guest comments to the supervisor Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $6.25-$7.50 per hour/$1100-$1320 per month, plus service charge *PAVILION HOST •Achieves, maximizes and exceeds Guest’s satisfaction by providing ultra-luxury, personalized Pavilion Service. •Ensures highest professional service in conjunction with other departments in accordance with Aman’s standards. •Leads his/her section and organizes all aspects of the Pavilion service including the daily housekeeping servicing. •Organizes activities and special requests such as Honeymoon turndowns, personal laundry etc. and ensures Guest History Record is updated after Guest’s departure Requirements: •A minimum of 2 years of experience as Housekeeper/F&B Attendant •Fluent in English, and additional languages such as Spanish, French, Italian or German are a plus. •Ability to focus attention on guest needs, and remain calm, courteous and professional at all times. Salary: $1100 to $1350.00 per month, plus service charge *VILLA CHEF •Prepares and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other culinary requests from guests •Is pro-active in creating and serving specials to upsell meals in the villas •Manages stocks, orders and charges for consumed goods •Provides guests with “the Amanyara” experience •Manages the smooth running of the villa along with the Villa Host. •Ensures that all areas of the Villa are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards including: Kitchen hygiene, Living Sala, Kitchen, Dining Sala & Office, Villa Areas including pool area, ponds & gardens, pathways & walkways and Buggies. Requirements: •Background in Culinary Arts, with a certificate in hospitality preferred •2-5 years of international, luxury resort experience •Proficiency in English Salary: $6.25 to 6.50 per hour, plus service charge *VILLA HOST •Manages the smooth running of the villa along with the Villa Chef •Ensures that all areas of the Villa are cleaned and maintained to the highest standard including: - Bedroom Pavilions, Living Sala, Kitchen & Dining Sala, including the pool area, ponds & gardens •Provides Food and Beverage service according to Aman standards •Sets up the villa prior to Guest’s arrival, ensuring all equipment is in good working order •Organizes special requests for Villa Owners or Villa Rentals; such as Honeymoon turndowns, personal laundry etc. and ensuring Guest History Record is updated after Guest’s departure •Reports any damage or breakage immediately; follows up with repairs •Prepares Annual Villa Maintenance Requirements along with Supervisor Requirements: •Background in housekeeping and F&B with a certificate in hospitality preferred •2-5 years of international, luxury resort experience •Proficiency in English Salary: $6. 25 to 6.50 per hour, plus service charge *CHEF DE PARTIE •Prepares dishes for guests and associates efficiently, economically, and hygienically as per the standard recipes following the standards and procedures set by the Executive Chef & Executive Sous Chef •Participates in product development and in controlling the smooth operation of the kitchen •Prepares and cooks food in all areas of the kitchen and checks the mis-en-place needed for the day •Ensures that high standards of sanitation and cleanliness are maintained throughout the Kitchen areas at all times and consistently maintains standards of quality, cost, presentation, and flavours of foods. •Participates in the control of food quality,food taste,food presentationand requisition. Requirements: •Must possess a Culinary diploma, knowledge of HACCP, and 5 years industry experience •Must be able to work in a high pressure environment and demonstrate calm and effective leadership Salary based on experience: $1,100-$2,000 monthly, plus service charge.

Requirements: •Minimum of 1 year work experience; preferably in a luxury establishment •High school diploma; international work experience is a plus •Proficient in English Salary based on experience: $7.00- $8.50 per hour, plus service charge *VILLA HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR •Assists the Housekeeping Manager in the smooth and efficient running of the Housekeeping/ Villa department, ensuring that all the policies and procedures outlined in the Departmental Operations Manual are strictly adhered to. •Ensures Housekeeping Attendants deliver the brand promises and provide exceptional guest service at all times. •Leads Morning, Evening or Public Area shifts in terms of work assignment, and quality assurance. •Prepares weekly work schedules. •Encourages Housekeeping Attendants to be creative and innovative, challenging and recognising them for their contribution to the success of the operation. Requirements: •High organizational skills •3 years Housekeeping supervisory experience; preferably at a 5-star resort •Proficient in English •Knowledge of MS Office programs Salary based on experience: $1600-$1800 per month, plus service charge *MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN •Provides support and conduct day to day technical maintenance for the entire resort •Assist with electrical maintenance, ceiling fans, company lighting systems and any other electrical needs that may arise inclusive of conducting mechanical, generator, air condition and laundry equipment repairs at the resort. •Responsible for the safety and security of all maintenance equipment and must be on call as necessary to assist with maintenance in regards to all technical and mechanical maintenance Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $1300-$1800 monthly, plus service charge *SPA THERAPIST/BEAUTICIAN •Provides consistent, professional spa treatments compliant to Amanyara spa menu, standards, and outlined protocols •Proactively promotes treatment bookings, and upsells services to guests-optimizes the guest experience with treatment and journey recommendations •Makes products recommendations and meets the retail goals established by the spa Requirements: •At least 2-3 years’ experience as a Spa therapist at a luxury resort •Must be proficient in speaking English •Certified in different massage modalities (includes Thai massage) and beauty treatments (facials, hair, nails, waxing) •Handles guests queries and concerns efficiently and politely, providing exact, suitable and instant responses to all requests Salary range from $6.37 to $6.50 per hour or between $1,100.00 and $ 1, 144.00 per month plus service charge. *VILLA LABOURER SUPERVISOR •Look after the overall landscape of the villa and resort •Be responsible for plant maintenance for the entire resort •Ensure that plants are cared for and chemicals are applied correctly. •Maintain the beautification of the resort and Villa Landscaping •Take safety measures to ensure that all plant species survive, especially in the event of a Hurricane or other natural disaster. Requirements: •At least 5 to 6 years’ experience working with a luxury resort environment. •Excellent communication skills •Must be physically fit with the ability to perform manual labor. •Required to work week-end and Public Holiday. Salary based on experience: $8.00 to $8.50 per hour, plus service charge OTHER POSITIONS: LABOURER/*WOODWORKER/ *PD ORDER *LAUNDRY ATTENDANT/ KITCHEN STEWARD

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Requirements: •Physically fit and ability to perform manual labor •Must have excellent communication and computer skills •The ability to deliver service aligned with resort standards. Salary based on experience: $6.25 to $10.00 per hour, plus service charge

For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below.

Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers are encouraged to send a cover letter & resume with the following attachments: Valid Police Record, Passport Bio Page, Proof of TCI status i.e. PRC, Belonger Status Card or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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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 Cost Control Department requires:

The Concierge Department requires: 

Junior Concierge (formally Mini-Bar Stocker)

Reports to:

Reports to: Cost Control Manager

Concierge Manager

To maintain an effective and detailed control on the movement of beverage items/guest supplies, from 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, 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 Concierge when needed. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • High School diploma / certificate • Knowledgeable about inventory / accounting • Understand ordering and receiving processes

The Maintenance Department requires: Assistant Waste Treatment Operator

These positions assist with the cleaning and servicing, of all plant equipment and machinery, specifically as it relates to R.O. Plants, Sewage Plants and/or Boiler Equipment in the Resort.

Bellman 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 and bend. • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. The Assistant Waste Treatment Operator is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The rate for this position is $6.50 to $8.00 per hour

The Bellman 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 rate for this position is $6.25 to $6.50per hour

The Grounds Department requires: 

Irrigation Technician

Reports to:

The Dining Room Department requires:

Grounds Manager

The Irrigation Technician landscapes or maintains grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Typically performs a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation.

Dining Room Cleaner

Reports to:

The rate for this position is $7.00 to $9.00 per hour

Reports to: Chief Engineer

The Front Office Department requires:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Computer Literate – solid knowledge of spreadsheet applications • Five (5) CXC/G.C.E. O’Levels including Mathematics and or Accounts, English Language and Principles of Business.

The rate for this position is $6.25 to $6.50per hour

Reports to:

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.

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 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.

Cost Control Clerk

Restaurant Manager

Under the guidance and supervision of the Restaurant Manager within the scope of established Sandals Resort policies, the Restaurant Cleaner will ensure that all aspects of restaurant cleaning duties are performed accordingly. Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar 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.

The rate for this position is $6.25 to $10.00 per hour The Resort Shop Department requires:

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Reports to:

The rate for this position is $6.25 to $6.50 per hour

All shop attendants/ Sales Representatives are Customer Service Representatives with additional responsibilities; therefore they should provide the highest level of customer service. Promote and sell all items in the shop while displaying pride and confidence in the product and the company.

The Watersports Departments require: 

The Irrigation Technician position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Shop Attendant Resort Shop Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certification in the field of Retail • One (1) year experience in a similar position

Lifeguard

Reports to: Watersports Manager Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • First Aid & CPR Certified;

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 rate for this position is $6.25 to $7.25 per hour The Watersports Department requires:

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.

Technician

Reports to: Watersports Manager

The range for these positions is $6.25 to $7.00 per hour

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

The Technician position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The rate for this position is $10.00 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: 9414870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner The Human Resources Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and

Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186

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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. NOTE: Classes can ONLY proceed with a COHORT of a minimum of 5 Students. Entry Qualifications 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. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into the following programmes at the TCICC for the semester commencing Monday, September 2, 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 (Both Campuses) with concentration in: o Accounting o Finance & Management o Human Resource Management o Marketing 3. Two-Year Bachelor’s Degree in: o Information Technology (Both Campuses) o Management Information Systems (Both Campuses)

For the Bachelor’s’ Degree, the minimum of an Associate Degree from the TCI Community College or another recognized institution. The deadline for applications is June 7th 2019. Any application received after this date would be deemed as LATE. Applications should be fully completed and then submitted to the Registrar, TCI Community College, P O Box 236, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands or to TCI Community College, Providenciales Campus for the attention of the Registrar. An application fee of $25.00 should accompany the application form. Late application fee is $50.00 For further information, contact: Grand Turk Providenciales Telephone: (649) 946-1163 Telephone: (649) 941-3210 Fax: (649) 946-1661 Fax: (649) 941-8380 Email: tcicomc@tciway.tc Email: pvtci@tciway.tc

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 (Provo Campus) o Tourism Management and Entertainment (Provo Campus) Associate Degrees Two-Year Associate Degree in: o Architectural Design and Building Technology (Both Campuses) o Automotive Engineering Technology (Grand Turk Campus) o Business Studies (Both Campuses) o Computer Electronics Engineering Technology (Grand Turk) o Computer Studies (Both Campuses) o Criminal Justice (Both Campuses) o Culinary Arts (Provo Campus) o Early Childhood Education (Both Campuses) o Electrical Engineering Technology (Grand Turk Campus) o Environmental Science (Grand Turk Campus) o Sciences with concentration in (Grand Turk Campus): •Mathematics, •Biology, •Chemistry, •Physics, •Information Technology o General Studies (Humanities) with concentration in any three of the following (Grand Turk Campus): •Economics, •Politics, •Law, •Sociology o Hospitality Management (Provo Campus) o Marine Biology (Grand Turk Campus) o Primary Education (Both Campuses) o Registered Nursing (Grand Turk Campus) o Secondary Education: •Computer/Business •English/Social Studies •Math/Business •Math/Computers •Math/Science (Grand Turk Campus only) •Music/English/Math/Social Studies (Both Campuses) o Social Work (Both Campuses) o Tourism Management (Both Campuses) Certificate Courses One-Year Certificate Program in: o Business Studies (Both Campuses) o Construction, Carpentry and Joinery (Grand Turk Campus) o Hospitality Studies (Provo Campus) o Computer Applications (Both Campuses) 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

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND FEE STRUCTURE COST OF PROGRAMMES/COURSES OFFERED BY THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE EFFECTIVE 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 Pre-College $500 (or $150 per course) Computer modules $250 per course Associate Degree $360 per course Bachelors $675 per course (TCI National/PRC Holders) $840 per course (Resident/Non Nationals) $1335 per course (Overseas Students) C.Full Programmes (two Semesters) Sept Student category Courses TCI Nationals/PRC Certificate Holders Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Non- Nationals/ Certificate Resident Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Overseas Students Certificate Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree

– Dec; Jan- May; Annual Fees $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000 $3,000 $5,000 $8,000

Semester Fees $500 $1,000 $2,000 $750 $1,250 $2,500 $1,500 $2,500 $4,000

D.OTHER PROGRAMMES 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)

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Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting

Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday. Kraft, 77, a billionaire businessman who built the Patriots into the National Football League’s most dominant franchise, was swept up in a police sting targeting sex-trafficking in day spas and massage parlors in several Florida counties. The operation has led to hundreds being charged. Kraft, who lives in Massachusetts but owns property in Palm Beach, Florida, is accused of visiting Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, on two separate occasions to solicit sex. The two charges he faces are misdemeanors. Authorities have video evidence depicting the acts in question after installing hidden cameras inside the spa, police officials said, adding that Kraft had been dropped off by a driver. A spokesman for Kraft and the Patriots, Aaron Salkin, said in a statement, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will

not be commenting further.” Kraft could face discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy, which applies to team owners and prohibits “conduct detrimental to the integrity” of the NFL. In 2004, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was suspended six games and fined $500,000 after he pleaded guilty to driving while on drugs. In a statement, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, “The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.” Kraft, who made his fortune buying out and building up his fatherin-law’s product-packaging business, is worth $6.6 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Since Kraft bought the Patriots 25 years ago for $172 million, the team has become the most successful franchise in the NFL, appearing in 10 Super Bowls and winning six titles, including Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. The franchise is now worth an estimated $3.7 billion, according to Forbes. Kraft’s wife of many decades, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011 of ovarian cancer. He has not remarried. Kraft is a close friend and

Warriors’ Green to sign with LeBron’s agent Get ready for the rumors and conspiracy theories. Golden State Warriors doit-all forward Draymond Green is preparing to sign with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, which is sure to set off a firestorm of talk that Green will join forces with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. Paul is a longtime friend of James, having first started working for him in 2003 and eventually representing the NBA star when he opened his own agency in 2012. Paul added New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis as a client in the last year, a move that many claim influenced Davis demanding a trade and seemingly trying to force his way to the Lakers. Green has one year left on a five-year, $82 million contract with the Warriors and could be a free agent in 2020. While he’s shown no desire to leave Golden State, where he’s won three titles and become an All-Star fixture, Green’s dust-up with fellow superstar Kevin Durant earlier this

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts between plays against the Miami Heat during the third quarter at Oracle Arena season has made it seem unlikely both will stay long-term. Green, 28, is averaging 7.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists this season, his seventh in the league. The Warriors took Green in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

In Blue Hill, Millennium High, Providenciales Is seeking a Guitar Player - $7.00 an hour Must be able to play the guitar during prayer meetings, worshiping and praising service, on the fasting day and to practice with the Praising Team Is seeking a Drummer - $7.00 per hour Must be able to play the Drums during prayer meetings, on the fasting day and to practice with the Praising Team To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 332-3515or 341-3515 These positions are new Applicants who are TCI Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference in advance of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 30, 2019 supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who said told reporters in the Oval Office that he was “very sad” to hear about the charges. “I was very surprised to see it,” the president said. “He’s proclaimed his innocence totally. And - but I’m very surprised to see it.” No one answered the phone at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Friday. The spa’s website advertises body treatments, facials and massages, such as the “Tokyo Ultimate 4 Hand.” Standard services generally cost $59 for

a half hour and $79 for an hour, police said. The owner of Goodfella’s Pizza across the street, Joseph Bompartito, 33, said he frequently saw young women who worked at the spa walking through the shopping plaza where it is located. “They looked miserable, malnourished, very skinny, very pale with a depressed look on their face,” he said. He also recalled seeing Kraft getting into a chauffeured car at the plaza about two weeks ago, saying he waved to Kraft and the Patriots owner waved back out of the car window. Kraft, widely considered one of the NFL’s most powerful and influential owners, has become a hero to may Bostonians. Early this month hundreds of thousands of people lined the city’s streets to see the owner and his team celebrate their sixth Super Bowl win. Some top Massachusetts officials on Friday voiced deep concern over the charges. Governor Charles Baker “finds these allegations deeply disturbing and condemns all acts of sexual exploitation,” Anisha Chakrabarti, a spokeswoman for the governor, said in an email.

Woods hits career low with putting woes on consecutive holes in Mexico Tiger Woods has won more major championships than anyone other than Jack Nicklaus but his putting went badly awry during the third round of the WGC-Mexico Championship on Saturday. The American, in his first competitive appearance south of the border, sent murmurs of disbelief through the packed gallery when he four-putted at the 15th hole at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City. It took him three attempts to get the ball into the hole on the 16th green and the PGA Tour confirmed that it was the first time he had put together such a poor display of putting on consecutive holes. Woods had played 22,640 holes on the PGA Tour when he approached the 15th, where everything looked in order as he coaxed a birdie putt up to inside four feet. His par putt lipped out, however, and trickled two feet away from the cup. Without marking his ball, Woods stroked his third putt, which also lipped out, and he walked off with a double-bogey. His three-putt at the next, where he missed a five-footer, was not quite as dramatic but hardly less

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Location: South Caicos Is seeking a Carpenter Must have a minimum of 5 years experience Must have basic knowledge of maintenance of properties including electricity and plumbing Must be willing to travel between Islands Salary is $10.00/hr This position is a new position Please Contact: 331-4475 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales

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Tiger Woods reacts after a shot on the first hole during the third round of the WGC - Mexico Championship golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec disappointing for one of the greatest talents to have played the game. Despite the putting problems, the 14-times major champion shot a respectable one-under-par 70 to trail leader Dustin Johnson by 10 strokes heading into Sunday’s final round. Woods declined to speak to the media afterwards, something he has done only a handful of times over his career.

Sunshine Transport Needs a Labourer In Grand Turk Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Salary $6.25 per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 946-1061 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road in Providenciales


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