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SMASHING RECORDS by Hayden Boyce Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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he Turks and Caicos Islands real estate market continues to peak-perform, with a recordbreaking year in 2018 despite the devastating effects of backto-back hurricanes in 2017. According to a report from Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, the overall market in 2018 was carried by the single family home (SFH) market which represents nearly 50% of the sales volume and finished on a record high. On the luxury end, there were 20 home sales over the $3million mark, with the highest recorded home sale at

$7million for an existing villa. sector with high demand buyers are valuing the re-sale The new villa from the rich and famous listings as sellers hold firm development completed sales and discerning travelers. One on price,” the report added. represented 37.5 % of the SFH can hardly go a week without “The overall-average price per sales volume. The average price some young celebrity posting square foot was $442 and the increased by 6.24% over 2017 amazing images to the world price per square foot for the and over the previous years, on their social media. There units over $1M was $714. The the report said. is a major buzz in the air that sales volume in this sector will Significant sales in this started on our humble shores gain traction within the next sector included: Saving Grace and now permeates in major four to six years as the new development $7Million, Amanyara Villa cities and elite neighborhoods condominium $6.55Million, Shore Club Villa in North America and beyond. begins and completes in the $5.9million, The Residences Turks and Caicos is exceeding next serge of construction for by Grace Bay Resorts re-sale our wildest expectations - an this sector.” In the luxury $5.8million, Amanyara Villa “overnight” sensation after 30 end the top selling re-sale $5.65Million and Dunes Villa years.” development The report revealed condominium $5Milion. condominium sales was The Palms with 8 units sold, In his report summary, that Joe Zahm, President Turks & performance also finished on a followed by Grace Bay Resorts Caicos Sotheby’s International high at year end along with a with 5 units, Gansevoort with 5 units and The Pinnacle with Joe Zahm, President Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s Realty, said: “We are now a spike in average price. International Realty household name in the luxury “With a sale-to-list ratio of 94%, 4 units sold .

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United Way Turks & Caicos raises over $18,000 for reading programs across TCI

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nited Way Turks and Caicos has just completed a very successful Read-a-thon across primary schools in Providenciales, raising $18,321.85 for reading programs across the territory.

The event climaxed on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 with a Reading Relay and colour party at the National Stadium in Providenciales. Pictured from Left to right: Volunteer Takara Bain,

Executive Director, Ms. Claudine Ewing, Mr. Mark Fulford, Chairman of the Board, Minister of Education Hon. Karen Malcolm, children who participated in the event and other Volunteers.

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LAND SALES RISING Undeveloped land sales volume continues its rise without any large parcel transactions, the report said. Within the 173 deals there were 12 land sales over $1Million and the overall average price has remained constant over the past three years. Two exceptional beachfront parcels transacted in 2018 along with a substantial 2-acre beachfront parcel in Long Bay. It was noted that Turtle Tail (where Prince’s former mansion is located) continues to attract attention with its dramatic iron-shore, pocket beaches and views of flamingo lake. Leeward’s growth over the past four years has been astounding with canalfront parcels and homes sold and constructed throughout, said the report, adding that the Leeward Homeowner’s Association continues to make improvements to roadways, entrance gates and security making it a sought after residential location. Turtle Tail and Discovery Bay have attracted much attention as well and Long Bay, with its vast amount of acreage, continues its sales trend. In terms of new villa development update, it was noted that Beach Enclave Grace Bay is now well under construction with six of the ten villas. Only two villas remain available, both are beachfront and are offered in two design choices. With limited beachfront lots on Grace Bay these remaining villas, priced from $9.15M, are in great demand.

* The Shore Club Villas are sold out and have three villas already completed and available in their short term rental management program with the other three villas under construction and to be completed by the end of this year. The developer, the Hartling Group, is proud to be celebrating 20 years of success with three beachfront developments, The Sands, The Palms and now The Shore Club. * Blue Cay Estate in Leeward, a development of 16 villas, which are sold out, is nearly complete and Windward Developers are pleased to be launching their newest development this coming month. Southbank, a residential resort and marina community in Long Bay, will launch Phase 1 with eight beachfront homes and seven lagoon front homes. Look for our announcement with full property details coming soon. * The Gansevoort Villas Phase 1 has only one preconstruction villa remaining available at $4.75 Million for a 4-bedroom villa on 101’ of jawdropping ocean frontage, adjacent to the 5 already completed villas serviced and managed by Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, a Wymara Resort, and 6th villa already under construction. An exciting Phase 2 including a lap pool, game room, tennis and sunset bar will complement this already successful group of villas. * Rock House Resort is gearing up to start construction with groundbreaking this first quarter.

Only one Resort Studio priced at $600,000, two Oceanfront Cottages priced at $1.575M and three Ridge Cottages priced at $1.395M remain available along with the recently launched Hilltop Condos, priced from $695,000. *Headland Villas in Turtle Tail is located to the west of Gansevoort Villas and offers a modern organic design with a creative use of unique elements for two single family custom built homes with separate freehold title and no strata encumbrances. Prices start at $6M for a 4-bedroom villa. The pre-construction site has viewing platforms in place and a design board with material choices is available at our main office. * Karaya Blue in Long Bay, is an affordable option for home buyers, offering pre-construction pricing starting at $675,000 for a 2-bedroom home and $795,000 for a 3-bedroom home. The site location is ready for viewing - look for the sign on Poinciana Lane West. Meantime, Zahm noted that TCI has become “perhaps the hottest luxury tourist destination brand”. Explaining why, he said: “”Well, in a nutshell, TCI provides an unrivalled blend of ease of access and use, with fantastic luxury resort properties – hotels, condos and managed standalone villas - along with top flight infrastructure, services and amenities. With major airline access from Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte NC,

Atlanta, DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Newark NJ, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Dallas and the UK, and major private jet traffic into our two state of the art private air terminals, we are quite easy to get to. And, once you get here, it’s easy to get around and find your way.” He added: “Nothing is too far, and inter/intra island land, sea and air transportation are excellent. On a product and service level, our resorts and accommodations are second to none and will just get better with the development of Ritz-Carlton Residences and other new projects. Led by the iconic Amanyara, on Provo’s Northwest Point, and Parrot Cay with their A–list celebrity followings, these two ultraluxury resorts are joined by a cadre of excellent properties such as Grace Bay Club, The Shore Club, The Palms, Seven Stars, Gansevoort and a host of others, including of course Beaches, and some more moderately priced yet high quality resorts. “ He said TCI’s luxury product has been given an added boost by new, quality, managed villa properties such as Beach Enclave, Gansevoort Villas, the Residences by Grace Bay Resorts and others, along with some amazing bespoke mega villas. “With other exciting developments in the pipeline such as the under-construction Ritz Carlton, Grace Bay Resorts’ Rock House, The Club at Beach Enclave Long Bay, Southbank – a residential resort and marina - the Bight Hotel, Vista/ Hyatt ANDAZ and others, we can expect this exciting trend to continue,” Zahm said.


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TCI records third murder in four months By Todeline Defralien

The Turks and Caicos Islands on Monday, April 22nd 2019, recorded its third murder for the year in just four months. On that date, 911 Central reported that after 3:00 a.m., a black infinity car arrived at the Chalk Sound Police Station carrying a man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The man, 37-yearold man Marlo Glinton was pronounced dead at 3:48 a.m. On Tuesday April 23rd, 2019, officers of the Serious Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of 37-year-old man Marlo Glinton. The 23-year-old is in police custody.

In a press statement issued to media it said, “As the police continue their investigation into this matter they are appealing to members of the public who 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.” On Monday April 8th, 2019, Obed Dupree was shot while walking along the Airport Road. He was taken to hospital via private car and later died. On the early hours of Thursday, April 11th, Officers of The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force investigated an incident that led to the murder of a Haitian man. Police were dispatched to Duck Yard, Kew Town, shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Obed Dupree

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where they discovered the lifeless body of an unidentified male in bushes. A second male, also unidentified was taken to hospital. Investigations are ongoing. Police are asking if anyone

had witnessed or have any information regarding this incident to please contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 3385901 or 941-8082 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.

Fortis explains cause of Providenciales power outages A failed connector in the underground system was the cause of outages that affected customers in several areas in Providenciales, on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, said Fortis TCI. A press statement from the company said that at approximately 7:09 p.m., service was interrupted to customers in the areas of Leeward and Leeward Palms. This was followed by an interruption in service to customers in the areas of Chalk Sound, parts of Five Cays and South Dock at approximately 7:38 p.m. Crews were immediately dispatched to both locations to begin troubleshooting and restoration efforts. The cause of the outage affecting customers in Chalk Sound, parts of Five Cays and South Dock, was identified and repaired. Service was restored to these customers at approximately 9:20 p.m. Crews worked through the night and early morning in the Leeward and Leeward Palms areas to troubleshoot and locate the fault on the underground system. The team was able to isolate the fault to a small area and service was restored to most customers at 12:51 a.m., Wednesday, April 24. Some customers in Leeward remain without service. Troubleshooting resumed

early the following morning to identify the exact location of the fault. In general, locating a fault on underground lines takes longer than on an overhead system due to the required digging to access buried lines and equipment, before conducting repairs. As of 3:39 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24th, service was fully restored to all customers in the Leeward area of Providenciales, who were affected by an earlier outage. Crews worked through the night and early morning troubleshooting. Identifying the exact location of the fault was a challenge An electrical pull-box where a broken connection was located, was covered with concrete by a third-party, which because the area was covered by what hindered restoration of electricity to some customers in the Leeward area of Providenciales appears to be recent roadwork. BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES Once the location of the fault was identified, civil works were carried POSITIONS AVAILABLE out – breaking through concrete and All positions are held by Work Permit Holders asphalt – to access the buried cables and conduct the necessary repairs. BUTTERFIELD GOLD FortisTCI President and CEO One (1) Air Condition Technician Eddinton Powell said, “The restoration of service to our customers over the Require individual with certification in “Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Equipment past 24 hours was the company’s main Operation & Maintenance” with a minimum of (10) ten year’s experiences installation of A/C units and assist with service of general equipment and electrical work. focus, and our crews accomplished this without any reported safety issues. Salary: commensurate with experience starting from $9.25 per hour I extend my appreciation to everyone Location: 23 Parade Ave, Providenciales involved for their remarkable display of determination, dedication, and CORAL QUARRY teamwork.” Two (2)Mechanics

Turks and Caicos Islands can benefit from Brexit, says Premier Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson believes the Turks and Caicos Islands stands to benefit if and when Britain leaves the European Union. She stated that position during an interview in a special supplement on the Turks and Caicos Islands which was published in The Guardian newspaper. When asked, “Do you feel that Brexit brings an opportunity for Turks and Caicos?” She replied: “We are impacted only in the sense that right now we get EU funding for our education sector, business transformation and biodiversity. But we believe that with the UK leaving the EU, there’s an opportunity for the UK to have that direct funding with us. There are certain obligations they have anyway under the United Nations to assist us in our development, so it’s pretty much like removing the middleman. We feel this is a good opportunity for a straight face-to-face relationship with the UK. Looking at post-Brexit, there is going to be a lot of flight capital and we’re standing ready. We know there are a lot of opportunities for businesspeople here. I know we can benefit because after the UK leaves the EU it will be more welcoming in that sense.”

With TCI being heavily reliant on North American travellers, when asked what is her strategy to attract more tourists from elsewhere, she replied: “Airlift is critical. People are coming a long way and they really need the most affordable yet convenient routes. This year we’ve invested in a program that the tourism ministry will be implementing that actually follows markets; for instance, we know that the diving market is huge in Brazil, so we’ve put a representative in Brazil. That is the strategy we are following: we analyse the markets that we want to tap into and send representatives there; we are also looking at airline connections. Three years ago we did a survey with a crosssection of tourists to see what they want and what is missing from Turks and Caicos Islands. We always keep our ear to the ground with tourists, and we are always trying to give them an authentic Turks and Caicos Islands experience. We are looking to foment our nature trails, and channel more investment to the National Trust so our heritage is on display, so people will not just come for the sun and sand but for an authentic experienced grounded in our history, and which includes the beaches, the diving, the nature trails and also our cuisine.”

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Increased childhood diarrhea reported There has been a slight increase in the number of diarrheal disease reported in children under 5 years old over the last week, but no link has been noted between those that are ill, according to the Ministry of Health. Rotavirus has been identified as the causative organism in a number of cases, the ministry said in a press release. Rotavirus disease is a contagious viral illness which is most common in infants and young children. However, older children and adults also can get sick from rotavirus. Once a person has been exposed to rotavirus, it takes about 2 days for symptoms to appear. Children who get infected may have severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal pain. Vomiting and watery diarrhea can last 3 to 8 days. Additional symptoms may include loss of appetite and dehydration (loss of body fluids), which can be especially dangerous for infants and young children. Symptoms of dehydration include decreased urination, dry mouth and throat, feeling dizzy when standing up, crying with few or no tears and

unusual sleepiness or fussiness. The press release said adults who get rotavirus disease tend to have milder symptoms and that the virus is shed in stool and can be easily transmitted to others. “There is no specific treatment for rotavirus. Drinking fluids including rehydration solutions can help prevent dehydration, however in some cases if the dehydration is severe, hospitalization may be required to provide rehydration intravenously. If you suspect that your child has rotavirus or a diarrheal illness, please visit your health care provider for additional information and guidance,” the statement added. “Proper handwashing is critical to avoid the spread of diarrheal and respiratory diseases. In fact, hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. For young children, who may not have developed proper hygiene habits as yet, supervision and assistance is necessary.Remember, a quick splash is not enough to remove the germs that cause disease. To keep their

hands hygienically clean, children need to use soap and water and they need to use it properly.” The following are five simple and effective steps for hand washing: 1.Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. 2.Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. 3.Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. This should be done while singing the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. 4.Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. 5.Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them. Hand-washing is especially important at the following critical moments: 1.Before, during, and after preparing

food 2.Before eating food 3.Before and after caring for someone who is sick 4.Before and after treating a cut or wound 5.After using the toilet 6.After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet 7.After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing 8.After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste 9.After handling pet food or pet treats 10.After touching garbage Children should remember to wash their hands after they use the toilet, blow their nose, cough or sneeze into their hands, play outdoors or play with pets or animals It is important to help young children wash their hands to make sure it is done well. Hand washing is a win for everyone, except the germs! For additionalinformation, please contactthe Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338 2772.

No new information on bodies of 14 Haitians from capsized boat The Ministry of Health said it is unable at this time to provide any update on the bodies of the 14 Haitians whose bodies were recovered from the sloop which capsized near West Caicos on March 31st, 2019. The SUN emailed the ministry for an update on where the bodies are, when and will they return back to Haiti, who will pay and what

is the cost. In an email response, Director of Health Services Dr. Nadia Astwood stated: “Please note that the Ministry is unable to provide a formal comment on this matter at this time as it is something which we are still actively working on.” On previous occasions when bodies had to be returned to Haiti

from Turks and Caicos Islands it cost several thousand dollars. In January 2017, at least 12 Haitian migrants drowned when a boat in which they were travelling capsized off Northwest Point, Providenciales. On Christmas Day in 2013, 18 Haitians died after a sailboat carrying more than 50 suspected immigrants

capsized while being towed into port. In July 2009, 15 bodies were found, 118 people had been rescued and at least 67 were missing when an illegal sloop hit a coral reef and sunk two miles off West Caicos. Prior to that, in 2007,about 80 Haitians drowned or were eaten by sharks after their boat capsized.

Men’s national team player, Herby Magny graduates from Providence University College Turks & Caicos Islands National Football Team player, Herby Magny, received his college degree on Sunday, April 14, 2019, as Providence University College of Manitoba Canada held its fall commencement exercise. The 21 year old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Biblical Studies. Magny who joined the TCIFA grassroots programme over 12 years ago, continued on to the TCIFA Boys Academy where he participated in the Men’s Provo Premier League, and represented both the Academy and Full Physic FC over the years. He was drafted to the Turks & Caicos Islands Men’s National Football Team making his international debut in the 2014 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying Group Phase against St. Kitts & Nevis. Additionally, Magny was selected to the TCI Beach Soccer National Team for the 2015 Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers in El Salvador. In continuing his love for football, Magny joined the Providence

University College Pilots Men’s Soccer Team and played a significant role in that team reaching the National Championship tournament in South Carolina in 2017. His presence on this team will obviously be greatly missed. “I am so happy to be able to share this milestone with so many of my family and friends. I am beyond grateful and blessed. My parents have been my pillar of love, support, strength and guidance. I know how much they have sacrificed for me, emotionally and financially. I thank them for their endurance, and for never giving up on me. The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association, President Sonia Fulford, and General Secretary Oliver Smith, have been with me from the beginning to the end, making a significant contribution to my football development, as well as my education. My teammates from the Turks & Caicos Islands not only looked out for me as a brother would, but they encouraged me to keep pushing forward in my studies. All of these people have inspired me to be the best student I

could possibly be, and words could never express how thankful I am for each and every one of them.” President Sonia Fulford was enthusiastic in her praise for Herby and his accomplishment. “This is a young man who grew up in our programs and we embrace his accomplishments. Herby represents another one of our successful stories of youth players who utilized the sport of football along with their own passion for education, to make life better for themselves and their families whilst always recognizing the role we at the TCIFA played in helping them on this path. We celebrate his success and wish him all the best going forward”. Magny, now 21, intends to return to University to pursue a Masters Degree in Business, and one day, open a business of his own. He continues to play for the Turks & Caicos Islands Men’s National Football and Beach Soccer Teams. His upcoming tournaments include the 2019-2020 Concacaf Nations League, and the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers, Mexico.

Herby Magny

Grand Turk police investigate two fires Police on Grand Turk are investigating two fires that were reported on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019. In the first incident, at 12:05 a.m. 911 received a report of a small garbage fire on Front Street, in the Vicinity of the Cockburn Town Beverages and the Grand Turk Library. At 12:24 a.m., 911 received a second report of a fire located at a Grocery Store on West Road. According to reports, the trailer that housed garbage was set on fire.

Both fires were extinguished by the Fire Officials, with the assistance of private citizens. One male was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a building. He remains in Police Custody. Grand Turk Police appeals to members of the public who may have witnessed or have any information regarding both incidents to contact 911 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.


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$26.4million in new capital projects, says Premier Government has proposed $26.4m the construction of a Youth Development transportation, water, communication in new Capital Projects, Premier Hon. Center, she said. and border protection,” she added. Sharlene Robinson has announced. The Premier also stated that $36.6m She told the House of Assembly that While laying the Estimates of Revenue or 12.0 percent of revenue is being this year’s Capital Program continues its and Expenditure for the Financial Year returned to the economy in the form of focus on recovery and rebuilding efforts, national security, improved physical 2019-2020 in the House of Assembly, Government Investment. she said this includes projects totaling “Despite the known challenges that we working conditions for the Police $732,000 relating to border protection, have encountered with the execution of and community based projects which such as equip for immigration and the the investment plan, this Government include youth and community centers radar station and the reinstatement of the will continue to set aside more than 10 and community basketball courts. Customs Canine Unit, while $5.6million percent of revenue for the economic “The Capital Program this year will have a is budgeted to assist with enhancing the development of these islands. For this heavy focus on community development area of the government spending, is and youth facilities around the Islands. TCI Education Sector infrastructure. This will be done through the school intended to create future benefits for Focus will also continue in the areas infrastructure phase 3 projects, the our children and the unborn population of recovery and national security. This establishment of a specialist classroom in - better roads, world class health care and subsequent budgets will support the Adelaide Omeler Primary School and system, adequate and appropriate economic growth and full

Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson recovery from the adverse impact of the Hurricanes without compromising fiscal sustainability and the attainment of fiscal management targets. At this juncture, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) will restrain the growth in recurrent expenditure/fixed costs, while efforts are made to expand capital expenditure to fast track the recovery of the Islands,” said the Premier, who is also Minister of Finance.

More access roads for Providenciales Airport, says John Smith By Todeline Defralien More access roads with be available for drivers to enter and leave the Providenciales International Airport, according to John Smith CEO of Turks and Caicos Airports. This was revealed by Mr. Smith following questions asked by Hon. Douglas Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, during a meeting in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 23rd. Smith said, “There is a plan to have multiple accesses to the airport and I am speaking strictly to Providenciales at the moment. Both master plans have identified clearly that where the terminal building is going to be, it has the existing access road, and then you will have the Walter Cox Drive which will be another access to it because it is important to have more than one access to the airport.” Smith stated that although it

was planned, unfortunately when they did the extension they weren’t able to execute it fully. “Unfortunately when we did the extension we weren’t able to execute it fully as we had intended and it was designed that you would have two lanes leaving, as you would have two lanes arriving. We weren’t able to do that because of some environmental challenges. It is in the works possibly not for this year, possibly before this year or during this year but one of the things that we have to be mindful of is the fact that we are being pushed very much by the success and the demand that we create. While in the aviation industry we may look at it and say well, it could be for another year or two years, based on demand we may be forced to bring that forward. We were hoping that when we planned the extension it was going to last for a bit longer, but we’ve now realised that based on the capacity and

John Smith CEO, Turks and Caicos Airports Authority the growth, it moves to the left of it and I think that is the same thing for the road network,” he explained. In addition, the CEO further addressed the issue of passengers getting

wet when it rains at the airport stating that they are in discussions with the Board and the relevant Minister. “While you may say that guests may occasionally and so rare get wet, it is something that we have to address and we are in the process of addressing it but to put it in its proper perspective, we have rain for less than one percent of our operational life during a year and during that period of time we have rain for 15minutes is less than .001%. We recognised where we are at the moment, we need to not only from that as the main driver, but the fact that we have been very successful and now one may say that we are starting to drown on our success from the point of view from the growth passenger numbers that we have experienced and the forecast that we’re looking at that and so we need to move forward on that and works is being done on that regard,” he said.

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Development Manager sets up individualized training programs in order to strengthen employees’ existing skills or to cultivate new ones. •Responsible for the training requests from departmental managers or project leaders to which he develops and delivers training on time and within the requested budget. •Also trains new employees, ensuring indoctrination into the working cultures, incorporating them into their departments and ensuring that basic skills and knowledge are covered. •Tracks training attendance in all on-going training initiatives and prepares reports as required by senior training and development management and departmental heads and managers. •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 education, human resources or a related field. •CTDP certified, preferred •Strong knowledge Learning Management System •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$38,000K to USD$48,000K per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications. OTHER POSITIONS: Chef de Partie, Commis Chef, Demi Chef, Food and Beverage Server, Butler, Events Manager, Bartender, Kitchen Steward, Kitchen Helper, Excursion Attendant, Recreation Attendant, Housekeeping Attendant, Turndown Attendant, Spa Attendant, Boat Crew , Security Officer, Kitchen/Laundry Technician, Play by COMO Attendant (Kids Club), Duty Manager, Guest Relations Officer, Director of Guest Experience, Assistant Spa Manager, Financial Controller, Assistant Financial Controller, Cost Controller, Conservation Manager Salary range: US$13K to US$46K per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some positions 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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Repair works to Government buildings progressing, says Goldray Ewing By Todeline Defralien Various repair works are currently being carried out at government buildings on the Island of Grand Turk which were badly damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Minister for Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Hon. Goldray Ewing stated during a recent House of Assembly meeting. “As a result there are several departments and ministries that are going to be affected by relocating because of the various works that is being carried out in those buildings that these different ministries occupy. They are the Premier’s office in Grand Turk, the Ministry of Finance in Grand Turk, the Computer Unit, Culture Department, Road Safety and the Customs Department in Grand Turk,” he said. Meantime, in his ministerial statement Ewing added that they are proposing to relocate the Government Treasury to a suitable safe location once a location has been made available. “I want to congratulate the team from the Land Registry and from the Attorney General’s Chamber for being so patient while the crown land and registry were occupying the same space

as the Attorney General’s Chamber and they were still getting the job done. I can say to this House Mr. Speaker that they have been located at this moment to the Windmill Plaza, Church Folly.” According to Mr. Ewing, Government is also embarking on additional security features for government premises as well as schools such as burglar alarm, CCTV’s, access control system as well as perimeter lighting and perimeter fencing to these various government locations. He continued: “This department has discussed on the proposed estate policy with the various implementations, a comprehensive policy and an estate management ordinance which will speak to all aspects of estate management. Mr. Speaker this policy would complement the maintenance policy and provide a technical and advancement to monitor and track maintenance related issues, space, utilization and requests for additional space following international established protocol.” The Minister for Infrastructure also apologized for the relocation of the House of Assembly to the HJ Robinson High School auditorium. “We do not intend to be here for

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Minister for Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Hon. Goldray Ewing a long time and we are trying our best to make sure that every effort is made that we do not occupy this location as long as unnecessary. We recognise that this facility is being used basically for the school as well as other community activities and that is one of the reasons why we intend to speed up our efforts in getting the necessary repair works done to the House of Assembly,” Ewing added.

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INTERISLAND AVIATION SERVICES GROUP SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WHICH ARE: interCaribbean Airways, Provo Air Center, Flight Support Limited, Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services has the following position(s) currently held by work permit holders available for immediate filling: Airline Executive:Must have a working knowledge of UK Aviation Regulations for Off-Shore Territories(OTAR),ICAO AND IATA aviation practices and standards,US FAA Federal Aviation Regulations(FAR) and dangerous goods Regulations,Experience and knowledge of ramp and aircraft operations.Must speak,read,write and understand the English Language.Additional requirements include the ability to physically carry out the work scope involved.Providing managerial and administrative responsibility for the domestic and international based operations.Ability to make responsible,strategic and tactical decisions that might affect safety and /or security of ground handling and station operations.Ability to provide proper management of all station managers with respect to supplies,documents,manuals and other equipment that is required for proper station operation.Salary $3500 per month. Pilots for EMB 12O Fleet: 2-5 years experience,must be current on aircraft type with valid medical and must be able to obtain US crew visa.Salary $60,000 per year. Pilot for DH6: 2-5 years experience must be current on aircraft type with valid medical and must be able to obtain US crew visa. Salary $28,000 per year. Customer Service Agents: Must have 1-2 years experience in the aviation industry,computer literate,hardworking,reliable and trustworthy,reliable and trustworthy with a valid police record and passport.Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.Wages $9.00 per hour. Airport Host: Must have 1-2 years experience in the aviation industry,computer literate,hardworking,reliable and trustworthy,reliable and trustworthy with a valid police record and passport.Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.Wages $9.00 per hour. Security Officer: 1-2 years experience,excellent command of the English Language,both verbal and written.Must be reliable and trustworthy with a valid TCI drivers license,current police record and valid passport should also be computer literate. Wage $9.00 Flight Dispatcher: 2 years experience,dispatchers license,computer literate, strong work ethics,must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Salary $30,000 per year. Ramp Agent/Attendant:Must have 3-4 years experience in ramp duties, with supporting certification in dangerous goods,weight and balance and security.Must be fluent in the English Language,computer literate ,hard,working,reliable and willing to work weekends and holidays.Wages $9.00 per hour. Labourer: Must be willing to perform manual tasks,hard working, reliable and willing to work weekends and holidays. Wages $7.00 per hour.

Baggage Handlers: Must be to lift over 50 lbs,hard working, reliable and willing to work weekends and holidays.Wages $7.00 per hour. Ramp Supervisor: Must have 3-4 years experience in ramp duties,with supporting certification in dangerous goods,airline security and weight and balance.Proven leadership abilities, computer literate can manager and discipline a team. Wages $11 Aircraft Cleaners/Domestic Worker: Must be a thorough cleaner, fluent in the English Language,computer literate,hard working,reliable and willing to work weekends and holidays. Wages $7.00 per hour. Aircraft Mechanic: Certification from an accredited institution,with A&P License,2-3 years or more experience.Dependable,innovative,strong team player,can work independently. Salary $42,000 per year. Ground Equipment Mechanic: 5 years or more experience with diesel engines and hydraulics.Wages $24,000 per year. Upholsterer: 2-3 years experience and the ability to work independently and long hours.Salary $24,000 per years Driver: Must have a valid TCI drivers license,2-3 year experience in driving reliable,dependable,team player, be able to work long hours.Wages $8.00 per hour. Flight attendant: Great customer service skills, must have excellent command of English Language(oral and written).Willing to work weekends and holidays. Valid passport with US visa required.Wages $1600 per month. Cashier: Must have 1-2 years experience in the aviation industry,computer literate,hardworking,reliable and trustworthy,reliable and trustworthy with a valid police record and passport.Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.Wages $9.00 per hour. Concierge: Must have 1-2 years experience in the aviation industry,computer literate,hardworking,reliable and trustworthy,reliable and trustworthy with a valid police record and passport.Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.Wages $9.00 per hour. Ramp Agent/Attendant: Must have 3-4 years experience in ramp duties, with supporting certification in dangerous goods, weight and balance and security. Must be fluent in the English Language,computer literate, hard working, reliable and willing to work weekends and holidays. Wages $9.00 per hour Interested persons please send resume to HR@interCaribbean.com.Belongers and PRC holders need only apply


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Team TCI ready for Taste of the Caribbean 2019 TCI’s Culinary Team (Team TCI) home three(3) Gold medals, three (3) is all set and ready for the 2019 Taste Silvers medals, an Honourable Mention of the Caribbean Competition set to and a Hall of Fame induction.We can’t take place June 21st - 25th at the Hyatt wait to see what accolades the team Regency, Miami. brings home this year!” Cox continued. The team, which has won Always looking to strengthen Gold for the past three years, will be and ensure a succession plan for the led by Executive Chef Jason Heath of team, the TCHTA sent invitations to all the Turks & Caicos Collection and will its members and to the entire Turks and include Chef Joseph Charles of Grace Caicos public in hopes of assembling a Bay Club, Chef Martin Wilkiens of Seven large group of top culinary professionals. Stars Resort, Chef Eversley Rowe of The success of the Team wouldn’t be Kalooki’s Restaurant, Chef Jago Moore of possible without the continued support Somewhere Cafe & Lounge (and also the of the TCHTA members and the support reigning Cook Off Chop Off Champion), and encouragement of Turks and Caicos Chef Walky Gedeon of Solana, Chef Islanders. Rajasekar Ravindran of The Hartling “We would love for every Chef Group and Junior Chef Kevin Missick in the country to get an opportunity fromthe Turks & Caicos Community to participate in a competition of this College, product of the TCI Hospitality magnitude. We encourage restaurants Adventure Lit’l Chefs Camp. Team to join forces with the TCHTA as Bartenders are Aris Florida of Amanyara Allied members to further strengthen and Delorno Mosley of Kalooki’s. our Culinary Team’s presence in the A product of the Turks & Caicos international realm.As we continue Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) promoting the talents of these amazing and managed by veteran/award-winning Chefs, they will now inspire our Chefs Colin Watson of Beaches Resort ‘Lit’lChefs’ and become mentors for and Chef Edwin Gallardo of Seven Stars our Hospitality Adventure culinary Resort, Team TCI is preparing to deliver programs,” said Cox. more Gold wins for the “beautiful by Hosted by the Caribbean nature’ Turks and Caicos Islands. Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), “This is yet another incredibly the annual Taste of the Caribbean talented team,” said Stacy Cox, CEO of competition is the region’s premier the TCHTA. “The commitment and drive culinary competition, food & beverage to win and put ‘brandTurks & Caicos’ on educational exchange and Caribbean the culinary map amazes me year after cultural showcase. It highlights the art of year. The training the team goes through Caribbean cooking as it brings together leading up to the competition truly pays top chefs and bartenders from the region off and our repeated wins prove it. It to compete for honours in a variety of speaks volumes that we are able to stand food and beverage categories. Since proudly alongside veteran teams from 1993, CHTA member countries such as across the Caribbean”. The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, “Last year the team brought Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Jamaica, St.

PROVO GOLF CLUB Provo Golf Club is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the following opening. Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

GOLF PROFESSIONAL JOB SUMMARY

•Provide competent golf instruction to members and guests. •Run Golf Clinics for larger groups needing instruction. •Assist with organizing charity golf events at PGC. •Fully co-ordinate group events from start to finish. •Assist in tournament sales and set up. •Assist in a variety of other Golf Professional duties at PGC. REQUIREMENTS

•Must have membership in PGA of America or Canada. •Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. •Minimum (2) years or more experience as a Golf Professional. •Proven organizational skills. Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, Provo Golf Club, P.O. Box 124, Regent House, The Regent Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tel: (649) 946-5126; Fax (649) 946-5191; Email: ronnie@habgroup.com Interested Belongers must also submit copies of their application to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2. Closing date for application is May 6, 2019.

From left (standing) - Chef Walky Gedeon (Solana); Chef Martin Wilkiens (Seven Stars Resort); Bartender Delorno Mosley (Kalooki’s); Chef Rajasekar Ravindran (The Hartling Group); Stacy Cox (CEO, TCHTA); Executive Chef Colin Watson, Team Director (Beaches Turks & Caicos); Chef Joseph Charles (Grace Bay Club); Chef Eversley Rowe (Kalooki’s); Chef Jago Moore (Somewhere Cafe & Lounge/Reigning Cook Off Chop Off Champion) From left (sitting) - Bartender Aris Florida (Amanyara); Executive Chef Edwin Gallardo, Asst. Team Director (Seven Stars Resort); Executive Chef Jason Heath (Turks & Caicos Collection), Missing – Chef Peter Ooi (Turks & Caicos Collection); Jr. Chef Kevin Missick (Turks & Caicos Community College/Product of TCI Hospitality Adventure Lit’l Chefs Camp) Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos have sent their best chefs and mixologists to this event to demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats of the region. Competition categories include Beef, Seafood, Pastry, Chef of the Year, Jr. Chef and Bartender of the Year. Another exciting CHTA event, Caribbean 305, is being held

concurrently at Mana Wynwood. It’s an event that allows the teams to show off their respective countries with music, entertainment, indigenous food and creative cocktails, and is open to the public. “We are a gold-winning team with two Hall-of-Fame inductees. This year will definitely be our year to win the coveted title of Caribbean National Team of the Year. We’re coming for the title, Trinidad & Tobago!said an excited Cox.

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is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the following positions: PERSONAL ASSISTANT Job Requirements and Responsibilities: •The successful applicant will be required to undertake administrative tasks on a part time basis for about 20 hours per week on average. Such tasks will include: •Supervising domestic staff and contractors, running errands, French/ English translation, making travel reservations, correspondence, general secretarial work. •The successful applicant will need to be reliable, confidential, flexible and able to operate without detailed supervision. •A TCI driving license with own vehicle is required as is fluent English and French language skills (including French/English translation ability). Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. PRIVATE CHEF Job Requirements and Responsibilities: •The role will require creating menus, shopping, cooking and serving meals for lunch and dinner 6 days a week with the occasional breakfast/brunch. •Previous training and experience should include formal culinary training, at least 10 years’ experience working in high quality restaurants (including as an Executive Chef). Previous experience of working successfully as a private chef is also required. •The individual should be able to work without supervision and be flexible of the Working during weekends and holiday periods required. •English language proficiency is required as well as French language skills and a clean TCI driving license. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Submissions for these positions should be received no later than April May 3, 2019 Interested persons should forward resumes to: Graceway Hse Unit # 3 attention: Edith Cox, Applications can also be fax to: 649-941-5001.


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Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation seeks to raise $3.5 million at first fundraiser The Turks and Caicos National Museum Foundation (TCNMF), with the invaluable support of the Hartling Group, will be hosting its inaugural fundraising gala at the Shore Club on June 8th, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm. The goal of this event is to raise funds for the development of the new National Museum facility in Providenciales. The estimated cost for the structure is $2.2 million. However, the museum is seeking to raise $3.5 million to include the development of exhibits and renewable energy programs. Hosted under the theme “Building for the future, to protect the past,” this inaugural event will be the TCNMF’s major fundraiser for the year and will be subsequently held on an annual basis. During a press briefing on Tuesday April 23rd, organisers of the event gave a synopsis of the upcoming event. The evening’s host is President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, Dr. Hubert Fulford and the evening includes; presentations by the Hon. Premier Sharlene CartwrightRobinson. The Guest of Honor, key note Speaker and auctioneer will be Mr. Mike Eman, Former Prime Minister of Aruba (2009-2017), architect Ron Shaw on the design of the building and museum Director Dr. Michael Pateman on the exhibit concepts; A cultural show; silent and live auctions, and long service awards will round off the evening. Tickets are $250 per person and the dress code is Island Chic. Welcome cocktail and canapés, a three course sit down dinner with wine, prepared by Executive Chef of the Shore Club, is all

included, along with coffee. There will also be a cash bar available. Museum Director Dr. Michael Pateman stressed that they are not abandoning Grand Turk; this is just an expansion of their operations here in Providenciales. “I just want to interject that we are not abandoning Grand Turk, this is just an expansion of our operations here in Providenciales but we plan to be in both locations. That has been a concern for a lot of our supporters in Grand Turk so I just wanted to make it clear that we’re not abandoning them.” Séamus Day, President of the Foundation added, “We’re looking to go to a very energy efficient building, it is going to stand out in this area and it is going to be spectacular when you walk in. There was a lot of work and a lot of thought put into the design and Ron Shaw will be at the event talking about the design of the project, where he got his inspiration from and the hurricane resistance of it which is something in all of our minds. It is an incredibly broad ranging diverse concept, it isn’t just a museum.” As part of the fundraising campaign engraved brick pavers are being sold. By purchasing an individual brick or a group of bricks, organizations can make a lasting tribute to family and friends. Engravings can be purchased in your name, or the name of a friend or family member; in celebration of a birth, graduation, wedding or a company. This sale will continue until all spaces are filled. Bricks will be sold in three sizes 4x8 - $100, 8x8 - $250 and 12x12 - $500. Karen Whitt of Hartling Group said the company is proud and very

Professional Maintenance Company seeking the following skilled technician Maintenance technician Maintain the day-to-day operations and to assume responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the properties under the direction of Premier Contracting Services Ltd. Duties, Experience and Skill set required •Five (5) years experience in industrial refrigeration for commercial cold storage as well as commercial air conditioning systems. Must hold technical certificates for both. •Ability to supervise and coordinate several maintenance technicians while completing numerous simultaneous jobs •Fluent in Microsoft excel, word and office •Technical knowledge in plumbing, electrical and mechanical works, certificates required. •Installation of new equipment including refrigeration compressors, evaporators and condensers, ability to repair all large commercial cold storage •Supervision and development of daily routines of refrigerationmaintenance staff. •Development and production of maintenance budgets, including parts and equipment orders. •Development and implementation of preventative maintenance schedules •Ability to complete tasks swiftly, good problem solving skills is a must. •Experience in the commercial cold storage / maintenance industry preferred. •Installing and repairing components such as Copeland discuss compressors, motors, condenser units, evaporators, switches and copper lines for 404A gas, refrigerant oil •Daily monitoring, checking and overhauling commercial cold storage refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing/replacing defective components •Experience with Danfoss refrigeration computerized controls •Required to be on call 24 hours, must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays. This Position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board. Salary rate: 9hr Please submit applications via email atmaintenance@khcapital. com Deadline for Submission of application April 29th, 2019

Séamus Day, President of Turks and Caicos National Museum Foundation, Ms. Karen Whitt of Hartling Group and Michael Pateman, Director of the Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation pleased to be a patron and a sponsor. “This is a monumental endeavor and it is something that has been in the works for many years. We finally reach the point of the planning stages and execution and with the launch of the fundraiser on June 8th, this will be the turning point for this dream that has now becoming a vision and into reality,” she said Whitt encouraged the community to get involved as much as they can and participate in the events. “$3.5million is a lofty goal, so it is going to take a really strong community sort of joining hands and hearts to make the initiative successful. We are confident with the responses that we’ve gotten so far, the feedback and the support and just the determination of the group, we can see where it can come to fruition and we’re really excited about that. The Hartling Group is so proud to be involved not only in this initiative but in other initiatives

with the museum in preserving and highlighting the history and culture of Turks and Caicos Islands,” she explained. The new museum facility in Provo is designed by architect Ron Shaw and is 7,556 square feet which includes an exhibit hall on the ground floor, a reception/gift shop and a second-floor mezzanine. There will be five main exhibit galleries will include exhibits on the Natural History, Culture and Heritage of the Turks and Caicos Islands and its People. TCNMF is a registered not for profit organization aimed at recording, interpreting, preserving and celebrating the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands and its people. For more information about the TCNMF or for details about the fundraising gala persons can visit the website at tcmuseum.org or contact them at info@tcmuseum.org.


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Graceway Supermarkets’ Staying Blue campaign is about all of us Starting on Earth Day 2019 “Staying Blue starts with you” has been the message at Graceway Supermarkets’ stores on Providenciales and Grand Turk, urging us to re-use our bags. Customers have been receiving Staying Blue tokens when they bring their own bags or buy reusable bags. These tokens are then used to vote at store exits to choose actions by Graceway Communities. Staying Blue is a great way to involve all of us in rethinking how we live, embracing re-use and protecting the environment. Graceway says the campaign is all about positive action and community involvement: “Positive change will only happen with the support of the people. At Graceway we’re in a unique position in that we have more contact with the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands than almost anybody else. We want to use that position and responsibility for good where people need it the most. That’s the thinking behind Graceway Communities and our focus on re-use

and involving our customers in what we do. Graceway Communities will encourage the community to work together for the islands and the ocean around us.” The Staying Blue campaign has had an enthusiastic reception from customers using and re-using their own bags and the tokens have been building up steadily at Graceway Supermarkets’ stores showing how many “single-use” bags have been saved.

we take it for granted and don’t act, the islands’ natural beauty will be lost for our children.”

THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Graceway believes we can be an Obviously replacing plastic with paper important part of the solution together: or some other alternative bag which “When we look at ourselves as a small will end up in the landfill or on fire island community we need to be practical misses the point and doesn’t help the about what we can achieve. Over 90% environment. The only way to make of plastic pollution into the seas comes a successful change is to work together from just 10 rivers all of which are in and focus on education, to re-use and to Asia and Africa and there’s nothing we prevent littering. can do right now to stop that. What we can do is look after the pristine nature Graceway intends to introduce a we have here, and act as role models GRACEWAY IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE MAY 1 PLASTIC BAG BAN “blue ocean fee” in the near future for and ambassadors. In that way even a “government compliant single-use” bags small nation like ours can make a big Graceway is optimistic about the phase which will continue to be available at difference in the Caribbean and the rest out of “single-use” in favour of reusable check-out. This will be a nominal fee of the world.” alternatives: “The government’s policy to help offset the environmental cost objective to focus on re-using bags is with all proceeds going to Graceway Re-using our bags is just the beginning a step in the right direction and we Communities. Graceway hopes this will – a small step towards a better, cleaner fully support taking action against the significantly reduce how many “single- TCI. But by starting small we can build throwaway culture we’ve all become use” bags are provided and encourage a strong foundation for the future, together. Staying Blue starts with you but used to. It’s up to all of us to protect the the use of reusable bags it’s really about all of us. Turks and Caicos Islands here and now; if REUSABLE BAGS IN NUMBERS:

GRACEWAY COMMUNITIES’ “STAYING BLUE” TOKEN CHOICES:

•100’s of years or more: how long any bag (including plastic or paper) dumped into a landfill instead of being recycled takes to decompose. •3-4: how many times customers typically use “single-use” plastic bags, including as a waste bag. •400: how many times you need to use a cotton bag for it to become environmentally equal to using “single-use” plastic bags (and when you wash it, this number increases). •9: how many times you need to use a paper bag for it to become environmentally equal to using “single-use” plastic bags. •30: how many times you need to use Graceway’s reusable bags to become environmentally equal to using “single-use” plastic bags. •3-4: how many of Graceway’s reusable bags an average customer needs for their shopping.

SNAP Center playground restoration. Vote to restore and install playground equipment at SNAP Center. Leeward Highway Community Cleanup. Vote to clean up sections of Leeward Highway, Providenciales in a community initiative. Grand Turk Community Cleanup. Vote to clean up areas of Grand Turk in a community initiative. Future projects will include community and environmental actions such as beach clean-ups, installation of reef-balls, education and more. The token scheme is rolling so, once the first project is chosen, Graceway Communities will provide the next three options to vote for. Make sure you bring your own bags and vote for your choice when you do your next Graceway Supermarkets shop.

Graceway Supermarkets kicks off its “Staying Blue” campaign on Earth Day 2019.

These numbers aren’t exact but they show how important it is to re-use – no bag is truly environmentally friendly so we need to re-use what we have and stop littering.

Historic CARIFTA for TCI Swimmers By Ben Stubenberg For TCI Swimming, it was a dream come true with TCI’s first ever CARIFTA Swim medal —a silver by Rohan Shearer in the 50 M backstroke. While there were no more medals, Team TCI rounded off the week’s competition in Barbados in the same manner it began with impressive performances by TCI swimmers. In the 11-12 Age Group, Sophie Taylor, Angelina Lindenhahn, Selin Kilic represented the girls and Tajhari Williams and Rohan Shearer represented the boys. Lilly Taylor and Thais Burgess were the competitors in the 13-14 age group while Luke Haywood was the single competitor in the 15-17 age group. Luke just missed the finals in the 200 M breast stroke, coming in a remarkable 9th. Notably, all Team TCI swimmers posted Personal Bests in their events. National Coach Zeke Hall said, “It’s always a nice reward for a coach

to see the level of successful swims from swimmers and be increasingly encouraged to press onward to greater targets owing to the enhanced interest in the sport gained by swimmers participating in events like CARIFTA. The boys and girls are indeed exhausted but are resolved to continued intense training to obtain further improvements. The swimmers at this year’s championships form a solid building block for TCI swimming. They have set a high targets for swimmers to follow and the prospects for next year’s CARIFTA championship look promising.” Team Manager Janine Taylor stated, “I was thrilled to be there and witness our first ever medal for swimming! I am so proud of all of our swimmers achieving personal bests at this international meet. I hope that we continue to see swimming grow in our country, hopefully with the addition of a swimming pool we can see more swimmers on the podium!”


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Achsah Wildish, former world top maths student, continues to excel Achsah Wildish, who created Traded Funds and Index Investing. history in 2016 when she scored the BlackRock Inc. is an American global highest GCE Maths Grade in the World, investment management company is continuing to exceptionally well based in New York and the largest asset manager in the world. academically. The former student of British “I’m thoroughly excited to West Indies Collegiate in Providenciales, start working in the city of London Turks and Caicos Islands, is currently and further gain experience in my reading Accounting and Finance at the main field of study! Prior to this I University of Bath, maintaining a first- also had the opportunity to complete class average. Her degree consists of a summer internship with Amplify three years of studies with an industrial Trading this past August,” she said. placement in the middle. “This consisted of numerous financial Achsah told The SUN she simulations using Amplify’s technology interviewed with several financial firms to give insight into financial markets and accepted an offer from BlackRock along with macroeconomic lectures. Asset Management to work in Exchange I was awarded a Level 5 Diploma in

Trading and Financial Market Analysis accredited by the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF). Not only was it a unique experience but also lots of fun!” Aside from these experiences, Achsah, the daughter of well-known Jamaican building contractor John Wildish and his wife Carol, said she has enjoyed the University of Bath and all it has to offer including their vast sporting opportunities, playing for the BUCS University Women’s Rugby 1st Team. “I’m also very involved with the Students Union at Bath, being not only the Academic Rep for my course

but the chair of the Student Staff Liaison Committee for my department! I recently won an award for Excellence in Academic Representation for going above and beyond what was expected of me in my role with huge amounts of enthusiasm and dedication which resulted in outstanding contribution to the representation of my peers,” she added. “I miss Turks and Caicos and looking forward to seeing everyone soon! . I’d like to thank you along with everyone else back home for remembering me and all the love and support even from miles away!”

FITNESS AND BOXING STUDIO GENERAL MANAGER/TRAINER REQUIRED An immediate opening for a GENERAL MANAGER/LEAD TRAINER in a fitness and boxing studio situated on Bay Road, Blue Hills, Providenciales has become available.

FUNPALS To be involved in designing, adapting, improving and producing fun activities and events. Entertainment staff must engage our guests in challenging, safe and exciting day and evening programs. These programs must be done with enthusiasm which fulfills the aims and objectives of high quality recreation. Staff must be prepared to wear carnival costumes, life size character costumes for shows and events. Requirements: •Ability to perform in or host live shows (dance, model, sing and act) •Ability to swim to assist with water activities •Must be available to work holidays, weekends and split-shifts •Must be able to stand and conduct fitness programs for extended periods •CPR Certification •Fluent in English/ Additional language is a plus Salary commencing at $7.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply. FINISHING CARPENTER Reporting to the Chief Engineer, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •To perform layout fabrication, repair of equipment and structures using wood, glass, plastic, sheet metal and lead. •General rough inside and outside carpentry work. •Performs carpentry on new construction jobs. •Must be able to manually lift 50lbs. on an intermittent basis. Heavier loads will be handled using other methods •Provides general maintenance, which includes but is not limited to minor electrical, plumbing, mechanical repairs, appliance repair, drywall, painting •And any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Engineer Requirements: •At least 4 or 5 years experience with at least 3 or more those years in a four star resort property •Three or more years experience in a resort or condominium environment •High school diploma •Completion Certificate of a recognized apprentice program •Equivalent combination of education, training and experience in carpentry trade. Salary commencing at $8.00 per hour. 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 May 11th, 2019

OVERVIEW: Responsible for teaching fitness training and boxing classes and managing the business of the studio, from demand generation to financial optimization. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Coach boxing and fitness training classes 6 days per week or as often as there is demand within reason. 2.Direct and monitor all daily operations of the studio. 3.Generate new and foster repeat clients based on their satisfaction with coaching style and the maintenance/management of the studio. 4.Directly supervise, develop, maintain and support individual performance and group dynamics of all employees of the studio. 5.Work with all key stakeholders including investors and clients. 6.Optimize profitability and balance that with optimizing service excellence through the strategic plans developed and policies created and managed daily. 7.Ensure equipment is properly maintained, an annual capital expenditure budget is built and upheld and condition of the studio is kept in top shape. 8.Respond in courteous, professional and prompt manner in order to resolve all guest and staff difficulties. 9.Perform community outreach and organize such efforts on a large scale. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1.A minimum of 6 years of experience in industries providing service to guests and clients. 2.A minimum of 2 years of boxing coaching experience and some on the ring experience. 3.Experience working in service provision internationally as well as within TCI. 4.A 4 year degree from an accredited university. 5.A minimum of 5 years of expertise coaching boxing. 6.Ability to train, motivate, evaluate, mentor and guide employees and managers to meet desired results. 7.Ability to maintain excellent relations with staff. 8.Knowledge of pricing and marketing strategies. 9.Ability to converse calmly with irate guests, superiors and subordinates in sometimes intense emotional situations, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines WORK HOURS: Employee will be required to work day and evening shifts, both weekdays and weekends as required along with public holidays, including Festive. SALARY: $1,500.00 per month plus potential for commissions. APPLICATIONS Are invited which should include a detailed resume demonstrating strong experience in all of the above areas. References will be required if shortlisted. Please submit no later than May 4th, 2019 to Misick & Stanbrook, Email: marsha@misickstanbrook.tc Tel.: (649) 946-4732


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LOCAL NEWS

Reminder of Hotel & Tourism Taxation Ordinance Amendments The Revenue Department within the Ministry of Finance would like to inform stakeholders and the general public of recent amendments to the Hotel and Tourism (Taxation) Ordinance 2019 (hereinafter “the Ordinance”).

benefit from a 25% waiver of penalties upon written re quest. • A provision to enter into an agreement for the remittance in payment of the outstanding taxes due and payable and the accrued penalties in full or in installments in writing to the Revenue Department with terms not exceeding April 30, 2021. All payments under the Amnesty provisions which resulted in a reduction of accrued penalties shall be paid by the end of April 2021. •Amendments to the Penalty rate and structure which resulted in a ‘one-off’ penalty application at a rate of 20% and the introduction of an interest rate of 1.5% of the outstanding taxes that will be applied for each month the taxes remains outstanding. •Validation of taxes collected in respect of guest less than 12 years of age since enactment of the Ordinance in 1985. •The requirement to retain records has been changed to 7 years instead of 24 months.

The amended Ordinance includes the following provisions: •A rate variation for all-inclusive hotels effectively reducing their tax rate to 7.2%. All existing all-inclusive hotels will be Grand-fathered in. Any new all-inclusives going forward are subject to the following qualifiers to apply the varied rate: o <300 guest rooms per single premises; and o 3-year average tax remittance <$1,000,000 per single premises •A period of Amnesty (April 1st to May 31st 2019) under the HTT Ordinance to waive penalties on taxes that fell due on or before March 31st 2019 subject to the following provisions: o Taxes paid before March 31st or within the first 30 days of the Amnesty Period can bene fit from a 100% waiver of pen alties upon written request to the Revenue Department. o Taxes paid after the first 30 days of amnesty, but paid within 45 days of the amnesty period, can benefit from a 50% waiver of penalties upon written request to the Reve nue Department. o Taxes paid after 45 days but within the remaining 15 days of the amnesty period can

Stakeholders and other interested parties are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Amended Ordinance from the Attorney General Chambers and review these and other amendments. All queries can be sent to the Revenue Department in Grand Turk & Providenciales or the District Commissioner’s Offices in the family Islands.

MANAGER – FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS What is the opportunity?

This is a senior role in which your highly-developed experience in sales, coaching and client acquisition takes centre stage. This role is all about professional relationship management and delivering top-tier financial advice in an end-to-end industry, whose specialized approach aligns sales, products, risk policy, and market strategies to deliver solutions specific for individual needs. Your finely honed solution-development skills, combined with your innate salesmanship talent, portfolio management expertise, and knack for client service, sets the stage for success.

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Excellent coaching and training skills Strong Team Building, written and oral communication skills Flexible, Creative and Decisive

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 world class training program in financial services • Opportunities to build close relationships with clients • Opportunities to do challenging work • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities A competitive compensation package (including salary, bonus, pension, health insurance) is offered. Salary in the range of USD$46,200 to USD$69,400 will be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

What do you need to succeed? Must-have • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management or any related field • Five (5) years retail banking experience and at least three (3) years in a supervisory position • Thorough knowledge of banking operations/ policies and procedures/ people and performance management techniques • Strong Leadership, Sales and Customer Service Orientation ® Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence.

Training and Development Manager Key Tasks •Maintains the training pulse in the business by ensuring that training is always completed where necessary and that the training programs are always up to date. •Contributes to the culture of the training department and overall business through the fostering of communication and cooperation between departments •Plays a strategic role where by managing the strategy, execution, and delivery of training programs across the business. In this capacity, plans, organizes, and directs training and development programs for employees for the purpose of increasing individual and organizational performance and also for the purpose of improving employee morale while simultaneously enhancing their skills. •Designs appropriate training schedules and strategies based on the identified training needs in the business. He is also tasked with the selection of appropriate instructional methods and procedures for each unique situation, for example, individual training, self-study, group instruction, simulation exercises, lectures, demonstrations, role play, computer-based training and so forth. •Taking initiative in assisting individual employees in the maintenance and improvement of their job skills and preparation for promotions or roles that demand greater skills. In this endeavor, the Training and Development Manager sets up individualized training programs in order to strengthen employees’ existing skills or to cultivate new ones. •Responsible for the training requests from departmental managers or project leaders to which he develops and delivers training on time and within the requested budget. •Also trains new employees, ensuring indoctrination into the working cultures, incorporating them into their departments and ensuring that basic skills and knowledge are covered. •Tracks training attendance in all on-going training initiatives and prepares reports as required by senior training and development management and departmental heads and managers. •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

RBC Royal Bank has a vacancy for:

What will you do? • Ensure full team delivers an exceptional client experience. • Partner with Branch Manager, to ensure effective management of the branch ensuring leadership availability across hours and days and business. • Demonstrate commitment to acquire and anchor new clients, build networks and represent RBC in the community. • Build skill and knowledge to leverage tools, resources, digital signage, leads and materials to support advice and recommendations. • Support employees in understanding and navigating career options. • Demonstrate commitment to risk and operational effectiveness. • Ensure employees follow proper processes to eliminate /reduce the risk of cash, negotiation of items and sundry losses. • Collaborate with Branch Manager on building and maintaining a talent pipeline of internal and external candidates, with succession plans in place.

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

Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders should apply by May 3, 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

•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 education, human resources or a related field. •CTDP certified, preferred •Strong knowledge Learning Management System •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$38,000K to USD$48,000K per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications. OTHER POSITIONS: Chef de Partie, Commis Chef, Demi Chef, Food and Beverage Server, Butler, Events Manager, Bartender, Kitchen Steward, Kitchen Helper, Excursion Attendant, Housekeeping Attendant, Spa/Gym Attendant, Boat Crew, Security Officer, Kitchen/Laundry Technician, Play by COMO Attendant (Kids Club), Duty Manager, Guest Relations Officer, Director of Guest Experience, Assistant Spa Manager, Financial Controller, Assistant Financial Controller, Cost Controller Salary range: US$13K to US$46K per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some positions 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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United Way Turks & Caicos first read-a-thon and relay a success To encourage youngsters to read for pleasure and raising funds for charity, United Way Turks and Caicos has just completed a very successful Read-a-thon across primary schools in Providenciales, raising a fantastic $18,321.85 for reading programs across the territory. The read-a-thon was a five-week event during which students tracked the number of hours they spent reading outside of school while receiving money. The event climaxed on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 with a Reading Relay and colour party. “The overall goal of the reada-thon and relay events was to foster a love of reading within each student and to raise funds to support the participating schools and United Way TCI’s reading programs throughout the Government Schools”, says Executive Director Claudine Ewing. Executive Director Ewing added, “This will be an annual event and we are excited about the success of this year’s event. A total of eleven schools participated, reading over 42, 280 minutes. I would like to say thank you to the Schools and Parents for their support during our Read-a-Thon. We have some impressive readers in the Turks and Caicos; well-done students, well done. You have not only made your schools proud but also your

country in your effort to give back to the community and children in need.” United Way TCI will donate twenty-five percent of proceeds raised by each school to their Parent Teachers Association Fund, while the remaining seventy-five percent will go to the Reading Intervention Program- ‘Yes I Can Read’ Fund, which is an afterschool tutoring program helping children become better readers. The Reading Intervention Program has already been launched through a pilot program at the Enid Capron Primary School. As part of the Reading programs, the United Way TCI is proud to have the following sponsors on board. Our Major sponsors are Gilley’s Enterprises, Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International, The Hartling Group, Grace Bay Resorts Foundation, and the Turks & Caicos Islands Education Department. Our Gold sponsors include Cairsea Services, Ocean Club Resorts, Wymara Resort, InterHealth Canada-Turks & Caicos Hospital, Provo Travel Ltd., Casablanca, F Chambers, The A-Team Accounting Firm, Hertz/dollar/thrifty, and PTV8. The Silver sponsors are Pavilion Management, Top of the cove, Play Land, Scotia Bank, Designs By Natay, NW Hamilton, Bite me Charter, and Provo Beverages. Our Bronze Sponsors are IGA Supermarkets, Shay’s café,

Somerset Resort, Kandles By Katy, Sand Castle Convenient Store, First Caribbean International Bank, Hemmingways Restaurant, Opus Restaurant, and Misick & Stanbrook. United Way TCI would like to extend a special thank you to the many volunteers who have assisted with the

organizing of the Read-a-thon, Reading Relay and their active roles as Super Heroes. Without you, this project would not have been such a success. Also to the teams from The Ministry of Health and Human Services and The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, present at the Reading Relay Event.

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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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Professional Maintenance Company seeking the following skilled technician Refrigeration/Electrical Maintenance Technician

Maintain the day-to-day operations and to assume responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the properties under the direction of Premier Contracting Services Ltd. Duties and Skill set required •Inspect, repair, modify and install HVAC equipment including refrigeration, A/C, compressors, receivers, expansion valves, condensers and evaporators •Conduct preventative maintenance and inspection of refrigeration units and Air-conditioning systems, make necessary adjustments or repairs •Repair or replace defective electrical or mechanical controls •Operate a variety of tools including welding torches, pressure gauges, electrical testing equipment, and vacuum pumps. •Repair and rebuild semi hermetic reciprocating compressors. •Perform skilled electrical or maintenance work, installation and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, wiring systems, diagnostic and troubleshooting •Maintain records concerning time, labor and materials, maintain log of tasks performed •Lift heavy objects •Communicate in English effectively both orally and writing Education and Experience •Certificate and 5 years documentable HVAC journeyman level operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC refrigeration trade •Valid driver’s license This Position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board. Salary rate: 9hr Please submit applications via email at maintenance@ khcapital.com Deadline for Submission of application April 29th, 2019


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The Bahamas got some things right; some great lessons for many of us By Drexwell Seymour

I believe by now everyone knows that my favourite place in the world is the Turks and Caicos Islands. Naturally, there are times when I get frustrated with the way things are done in this country and I feel like packing up and moving away, but I came to the conclusion that no matter where you live, there will be situations in your environment you do not like. Over the past week and a half, I spent a lot of time in The Bahamas and I must say, The Bahamas has a lot of things right when it comes to their number one industry. By the way, I am not disrespecting my birth place, I just think there is room for improvement and we can learn from others. Arrival at the airport From the moment you arrive at immigration and customs, you truly feel welcome to The Bahamas. I made two separate trips over the last two weeks and they politely welcome me to The Bahamas. Travelling from the airport

As you travel from Nassau airport, the place is well landscaped and cleaned. This is a great first impression for any visitor coming from the airport to the hotel. Friendly people I know a lot of countries in the Caribbean like to brag about who has the friendliest people. I have travelled to quite a number of Caribbean countries, but I have to give this prize to The Bahamas. I believe Bahamians are very sincere in their friendliness, to a point where it is engrained in their culture. I know we in the TCI also like to brag about this accolade. I believe we used to be friendliest people, but somehow we have changed. Perhaps it is because many of us are now prospering and we are only thinking about ourselves. I wish we can go back to how we used to be.

friendlessness and great customer service simultaneously. They go the extra mile. They don’t “point and tell you go there.” They take you there. They check on you regularly to ensure you are ok. Some of us serve customers and only remember them when it is time to pay. Culture is prevalent Their culture is prevalent no matter where you go. All you hear is the Bahamian accent from the airport, to the restaurants, to the hospitals. When you are in The Bahamas, you know you are in The Bahamas, no matter how many different nationalities are there. It appears that even the “outsiders” have assimilated into the Bahamian culture. Conclusion

Perhaps some of you Drexwell Seymour reading this may think otherwise, but every time I visit The Bahamas, comes to promoting tourism. the treatment is consistent. Yes, there are other issues in Great customer service I know TCI receive awards The Bahamas but the experience I for best beach and best island, but encounter far outweigh any other One can be friendly and still as an outsider visiting The Bahamas, issues. Keep it up Bahamas. There provide poor customer service. Well, I am not afraid to say this but the are so many lessons we can learn in The Bahamas, I have experience Bahamians got it right when it from you.

The 25 Pound Baby By Jamell Robinson As I participated in the preparation of my kids for Easter Sunday Service at St. Monica’s Anglican Church, my son Jacob came over to be picked up as I began to iron Jay’s shirt. Immediately one hand down, and now carrying my 25-pound son, I realized how inefficient it would be for me to iron the shirt had I not lifted Jacob up. Well, given that his mom was in the shower at this point, what were the options? I could put him down and he’d start crying and we’d have an unhappy child on our hands going to church where he will be required to sit and or be quiet for a few hours as a one year old (P.S. that didn’t happen by the

way) or I could continue to lift him and slowly continue ironing Jay’s shirt. I choose the latter. So why am I telling you this story? As I ironed, I said to myself, this is exactly how it feels to be a local civil servant right about now, but the only difference is rather than carrying around a 25-pound child, you are under resourced. And guess what? The result is the exactly the same, as your efficiency suffers. If you complain about lack of resources, you get the screaming baby situation from your bosses as they might not care or they too are carrying their own 25-pound baby. So what does the average civil servant do in this situation? They quietly go about carrying out their

duties, doing the best they can given the circumstances, only to watch in some cases a new contract worker come on the scene, be given all the required resources and they soar. The local civil servant then wonders to themselves just how they also could have soared had they been given the same opportunity as their contract holding counterparts. With the budget debate scheduled to begin May 1st 2019, let us all hope that within this record breaking $300 Million-plus revenue budget that all Civil Servants are given the requisite resources that they may soar like the Eagles they are. Stay Blessed TCI Jamell Robinson


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• May perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or any other person authorized to give instructions or assignments • Any other duty deemed appropriate and consistent with the position, professional qualification and skill set as directed by the Chief Executive Officer

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the NHIB in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and any other financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the health and insurance industry. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the NHIB’s fiscal function and performance. • Participate in the development of the company’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning and the introduction of new programs/strategies • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO and the Board in performing their responsibilities. • Develop, implement and enforce financial policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation, efficiency and effectiveness of the company. • Provide technical financial knowledge and advice to others within the financial discipline. • May perform other duties as assigned by the CEO or any other person authorized to give instructions or assignments. • Lead the timely completion of the financial statement audit process. • Assist in the completion of key accounting functions such as reconciliations, manage and supervise the finance, compliance and billing teams. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience • Preferably with professional qualification as a CPA or any equivalent accounting designation. • At least 7 years of experience in a senior finance management role is a must. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Experienced financial leader with appropriate industry experience, strong supervisory and mentoring skills, high ethical standards, exceptional analytical and problem solving, well organized and self-directed, excellent written/verbal communication, speak, read and write in excellent English language, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and Pivot Tables, and Accounting software packages, effective time management skills. • Solid understanding of international financial reporting standards • Solid understanding of the NHIB Ordinance and Regulations • Experience in healthcare financing • Training in International Accounting Standards for Social Security • Experience In Microsoft Dynamics • Team worker who is willing to take a hands-on approach to the role. SALARY Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience scale $82,200 to $89,310.00 per annum. MEDICAL DIRECTOR POSITION SUMMARY: This is a managerial position, which has departmental wide responsibility for activities and direction of the Operations department and NHIP Emergency Overseas Treatment Programme; Providing technical leadership to the Insurance Operations team, the Medical Officer formulates policies and procedures to enhance the impact of the department; monitors patients overseas to assess their progress and report to the CEO; verify the eligibility of all claims, ensure staff is properly supervised and trained, customer concerns addressed; and ensures appropriate cost efficient health care services with best medical practices in place. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Manages the medical aspects of the NHIP Emergency Overseas Treatment Programme; • Manages all aspects of the Operations Department inclusive of all staff assigned to the department; • Manages and develops the Operations Department Budget with the view of ensuring that the Department expenditure remains within or below the budgeted ranges; • Develops policies, procedures, standards and controls for effective management of the Operations Department • Collection of statistics forms ICL (the hospitals) and the private providers as required by management and the actuary • Liaises with the NIB to identify number of employment injury and occupational disease cases. • Enforces cost-reduction strategies and recommends initiatives in the management of patient’s care; • Prepares Quarterly Performance Reports and Trend Analysis • Recommends and monitors systems and procedures to facilitate achieving of objectives within the area of responsibility; • Verifies and signs-off on overseas provider claims in order to ensure veracity of claims as well as conducts value for money audits; • Advises on the adjudication of claims by beneficiaries in special circumstances, outside the scope of usual and customary benefits, including overseas claims • Makes recommendations to the Board on policy decisions such as but not limited to reimbursement and accreditation standards in line with the Health Practitioners Board or other authorized Agency. • Conducts sample surveys of health care providers and facilities to derive baseline data on the availability and quality of services as well as the capacity and readiness to meet the demands of the NHIB; • Coordinates activities and provides advice to the NHIB team charged with the specification and costing of the service benefit package and in the development of provider payment systems; • Convenes and takes the lead in meetings and other mechanisms aimed at defining criteria for inclusion in the NHIB provider network, as well as developing norms and protocols for quality assurance utilization reviews, access to overseas care, and modifications (inclusion and exclusion) of items in the benefit package; • Collaborates with other members on the NHIB team in the design and implementation of activities related to accreditation of health providers; • Collaborates with other members of the NHIB team in defining and developing contractual agreements with local and overseas providers for services within the benefit package; • Assists in the development of detailed terms of reference and procedures for the activities of the NHIB Medical Review Committee.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: • Principles, practices and techniques of medical case management • Principles and practices of strategic, long-term business planning • Principles and practices of effective management and supervision • Good Problem-Solving Skills • Human Relations • Strong written and oral skills including computer literacy in the main processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics programmes. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: • Medical Doctor with at least 7 years’ experience; full time practitioner in primary care and hospital settings with the necessary competencies to effectively respond to the challenges of the job. • Business post graduate Degree • Business Management Experience • Knowledge of the NHIB Ordinance and Regulations • Current (Good Standing) Registration with TCI Health Practitioners Board • Experience with health insurance operations such as member of medical review panel will be an asset. Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience scale $82,200 to $89,310.00 per annum. OFFICE ATTENDANT (Providenciales) POSITION SUMMARY: To ensure that the National Health Insurance Board’s offices, bathrooms, and kitchens are kept in a clean and orderly condition. This position requires the constant monitoring of cleanliness to ensure company standards are maintained. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide high-quality cleaning service, which includes tasks such as mopping, dusting, emptying bins, and polishing surfaces, to ensure the level of cleanliness conforms to the environmental health standards are always maintained. Distribute correspondence as required, complete errands on behalf of the office, assist with the preparation of room for meetings, prepare and serve refreshments when required, perform daily cleaning duties to ensure the office is clean and safe for staff and perform any related duties assigned from time to time. • Dust/polish all surfaces including equipment • Wipe all surfaces • Washes windows • Cleans and disinfects toilets and replenishes supplies such as toilet paper, soap, and paper towels • Responds to urgent situations, such as spills, that require quick action • Maintain appropriate stock of cleaning supplies and equipment • Mixes liquids and solvents from basic materials to create effective cleaning supplies • Operates and maintains equipment such as vacuums and floor cleaners • Collects and removes trash from the building and/or space • Notifies management when major repairs, including structural issues or highly skilled tasks, are required • Maintains a high level of security in a building, such as locking doors, storing keys, and using access codes for restricted areas and rooms • Performs outdoor upkeep as necessary, including maintaining entrances and walkways • Typically works when facilities are closed to the public or during low traffic time periods SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS • Previous experience of cleaning, including the use of chemicals and using cleaning machinery safely • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery used in cleaning • Ability to walk, bend, push, pull and lift repetitively during working hours • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, proper storage and disposal methods • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team • Excellent organizational skills a must • Self-motivation and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE JOB: Requires walking and extensive use of hands, pushing, bending, lifting, twisting, standing, reaching, kneeling and carrying heavy items. o Physical Demands • Lifting: Under 20lbs 50% of work time • Carrying: Over 25lbs 10% of work time • Pulling: Over 20lbs 50% of work time • Work Environment: Exposure to chemicals COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED: This position requires knowledge of health and hygiene requirements, ability to understand basic materials, must have an eye for details, maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment, ability to understand and follow simple written instructions and basic time management skills. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Primary level education, at least (2) years of experience in a similar position. These positions are currently held by expatriate workers. After submitting application to National Health Insurance Board Human Resource department, Qualified Belongers may also submit a copy of their applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Immigration Board. SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience scale $6.25 to $9.25 per hour All Applications should be addressed to: Sheena Smith-Yip National Health Insurance Board Salt Mills Plaza Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies Email: recruitment@tcinhip.tc Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for submission is May 4, 2019


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We hire smiles!!!

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

The Entertainment Department requires:

Houseman Room Attendant Public Area Cleaner/Attendant Turn down Attendant

Reports to:

Reports to:

Executive Housekeeper

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

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend. • No allergies to chemicals or dust Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions are $6.25- $6.50 per hour 

Executive Housekeeper

The Spa Department requires:

Reports to: Photoshop Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certifications in field or studio Photography (both required for Lead Photographer) • Sales experience and able to meet quotas • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar position

The range for this position is $6.25 to $7.75 per hour plus commissions

Spa Therapist

The Grounds Department requires:

Spa Manager

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

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Must have a valid License/Certificate in your field of expertise; 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 range for this position is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour plus commissions

Grounds Man

Reports to:

Grounds Manager

Grow and propagate plants; cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certification and experience leading a grounds team • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. This position is currently held by Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Gym Attendant (Cleaner) Spa Manager

The range for these positions are $6.25- $6.50 per hour

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

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 Bar Department requires:   

Bartender Bar Porter Cocktail Server/ Pool and Beach Server

Reports to:

Bar/Beverage Manager

Have a full knowledge of mixology and the use of all bar equipment, glassware and ingredients. Maintain a clean and efficient bar. Have an excellent command of guest service information and consistently practice excellent service with a friendly smile.

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The range for this position is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour The Administrative Department requires: 

Photographer

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 range for this position is $6.25- $7.00 per hour

Reports to:

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Responsible for the photographic experience, including the flow of guests through the photography, selection and purchase process

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.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • 5 CXC or GCE subjects or equivalent; • Excellent Customer Service Skills; • First AID & CPR Certified; • CHS Certified (Or any recognized Hospitality Training Institute).

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

Reports to:

The Senior Animator is responsible for supporting, coordinating and directing the daily operations of the Sesame Street Characters based on directive by the Animation Manager. He/she is reports to the Animation Manager and The Director of Entertainment (Manager); together they oversee all the Sesame Street Programs in addition to working with the rest of the Entertainment Areas, Photography, Sales, Food and Beverage, Public Relations, among some others. The Senior Animator’s main responsibility is to ensure quality and quantity exposure of the Sesame Street Characters so that our Guests can enjoy during their stay at the Resort as well as look for revenue opportunities that will make us grow in within the Hotel industry.

The Photoshop Department requires:

To maintain order and cleanliness in the linen room and to assist with all of the activities related to the linen room, to record all items received and issued.

Director of Entertainment and Animation Manager

The range for this position is $7.25- $9.00 per hour

Linen Room Attendant

Reports to:

Senior Animator

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

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred • Physically fit • No food allergies These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions are $6.25- $6.50 per hour

Reports to: Chairman The salary for the position listed above is negotiable.

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

The Front Office Department requires: 

Supervisor

Reports to:

Front Office Manager

Supervises the Front Office operation and ensures personnel are executing their duties in accordance to SRI SOP’s. Directs and coordinates the activities and daily functions of the Front Office department according to standards of Sandals Resorts International. Creatively and innovatively foster, mentor and develop team members. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum two years’ work experience in a similar or comparative position; • Computer literate with computer application and software i.e. Windows/Excel/Access/Outlook. Ability to input and access information from a computer and to adapt to new computer technology; • Excellent Customer Service Skills; 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 range for this position is $8.00 to $13.00 per hour

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum of 3 years supervisory housekeeping experience in a first class resort; • Knowledge of chemicals and other cleaning agents and there usage; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for this position is $7.25 to $9.00 per hour The Kitchen Department requires: Chef Cook Cook Grade 1,2 and 3 Pastry Cook

Reports to: Executive Chef Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chef, and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the kitchen operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training; • Three to five years’ culinary experience hotel/resort. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions is $6.25 to $9.00 per hour

Player (Creativiva)

Reports to: Director of Entertainment To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment is to create lasting memories while on vacation. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: As an entertainer/ player under the Creativiva umbrella they must have one or more of the following skills to qualified: • Singers - vocal and minor acting and dancing performances • Aerialists - performing aerial acrobatic tricks on apparatuses (i.e. aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial trapeze), which are rigged to the truss above the stage (min 5.5 meters) • Other type of circus artists - ground circus acts (i.e. contortion, cyr wheel, juggling, hand stand, hand-to-hand duo, other) • Comedians - comedy and physical comedy performances • Floor Acrobats - floor acrobatic tricks, tumbling passes (somersaults, rolls, handsprings, tucks, layouts, twists) • Dancers - dance performances of various genre (contemporary, jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, other) • Actors - acting, minor singing and dancing performances • Rigger - responsible for rigging and taking down the aerial apparatuses to the truss bar safely (includes climbing up the trussing while wearing a safety harness), and for bringing the apparatuses down and lifting them up during the shows Recruitment on island is being undertaken for these positions, should suitable local applicants not be found permit applications will be submitted. The rate for this position is $6.25 per hour The Housekeeping Department requires: Assistant Executive Housekeeper

Reports to:

Steward/Labour

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • A talent for dancing or singing; certification preferred* • Ability to swim • Ability to carry over 30 lbs. in costume** • Experience working with children preferred*** • Customer service experience

The Stewarding Department requires: 

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

Executive Housekeeper

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

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Reports to: Director of Entertainment

The range for these positions is $6.25 $6.50 per hour

Supervisor

Reports to:

Player* Dancer* Animator** Kids Counselor/ Counselor***

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 Housekeeping Department requires: 

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Stewarding Manager

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

Executive Housekeeper

The Housekeeping Manager and Assistant Executive Housekeeper report directly to the Executive Housekeeper. He/ She has the responsibility to ensure that the property is well furnished: guest rooms are cleaned on a timely basis and are well maintained. The public areas should be aesthetically pleasing and be maintained at the highest level of cleanliness. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • BSc. Hotel/Business Management or equivalent; • Minimum two years’ work experience in a similar or comparative 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. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted.

The Housekeeping Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for this position ranges between $ 25,000.00 and $45,000.00

The range for this position is $6.25-$6.50 per hour

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

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Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186

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GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Reporting to the CFO, the Group Financial Controller will require extensive experience in all-inclusive hospitality Finance, in both branded and non-branded properties and in diverse locations. •Must have 5 or more years’ experience managing the finance functions in hospitality operations, for different target groups with a strong background in the all-inclusive offerings; •Extensive accounting experience with a thorough knowledge of preparing month end journals, the closing process, preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows; •Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes, preparation of monthly P&L and balance sheet, ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained; •Master’s Degree; •and the must have the ability to work in USA. Salary commencing at $65,000.00 per annum based on education and experience Belongers only need apply. DIRECTOR OF SECURITY The Director of Security must lead the Security Team in order to provide a safe environment for the hotel and private residence guests, owners, personnel, and property. We are looking for individuals with previous police or security experience. Good communication skills is required. Applicants are required to have physical mobility as lifting, walking, bending and moving objects up to 20 lbs. Speaking, writing and reading English is required. Positive attitude and willing to learn is a must. This position requires an applicant with a flexible schedule and the ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays. Responsibilities •Manage and supervise the day-to-day security force of the property to ensure the safety and security of all guests, personnel, and property. •Implement all policies and procedures regarding security and safety. •Design and implement preventive safety and security programs. •Prevent situations that could jeopardize the reputation of the hotel. •Investigate crimes committed against the hotel, guests, and employees. •Document all incidents occurring in the hotel in connection with crime, subversion, potential liabilities, and insurance requirements. •Assist hotel staff in handling of unusual guest or employee problems, such as, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, thefts, suicides, bomb threats, employee or guest accidents, fire or safety hazards, robberies, terrorist activities, civil disturbances power of elevator failures, medical assistance, and natural disasters. •Select, train, schedule, discipline, and direct security personnel in all aspects of security policies and procedures. •Keep abreast of developments within the hotel and community as they relate to security as well as act as a liaison with local law-enforcement agencies. •Remain informed of current Federal and local laws and regulations as they relate to the hotel, particularly in areas of guest, patron, and employee rights. Salary commencing at $38,000.00 per annum based on education and experience Belongers only need apply. COST CONTROL MANAGER Job Responsibilities • Direct and coordinate the activities of the cost control department • Organize the cost controlling system • Organize the store and receiving system • Manage F&B cost function • Track record of all cost issues • Maintain standard of all responsible areas • Coordinate with all departments for inventory • Develop cost report for Chief Accountant • Support cost information for all concern departments upon request Job Requirements • Five years’ experience in food and beverage accounting. • Excellent processing experience with hotel software, Opera, Adaco and Dataplus Accounting System. • Excellent knowledge in computer with experience with Microsoft software excels. The salary for this position is $35,000 per annum based on experience. Belongers only need apply. FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLET MANAGER Reporting to the General Manager of the property. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •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 Hotel and external guests. •Lead and support all Food & Beverage departments in the achievement of their financial and operational targets. •Prepare annual budgets and administer in a fiscally responsible manner. •Implement effective control of food, beverage, labour and operating expenses

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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. Requirements: • Minimum of 5 years of previous Food and Beverage international experience in a senior leadership role • University/College degree • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities • Highly responsible & reliable with the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment Salary commencing at $36,000.00 per annum based on education and experience Belongers only need apply. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER & IT SPECIALIST To provide support analysis and management and assist in the planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining and supporting hardware, software and communication systems in order to maintain the stable operation of the information systems and networks of our Hospitality Group. Job Description: •Assist in analysing the IT needs of the Group and determining the immediate and long-range software and hardware requirements. •Maintain, secure, troubleshoot and administer Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Internet (Cable/DSL/Wi-Fi connection) and IPTV •Maintain & evaluate computer hardware, communication equipment, networking software, operating system and application software. •Network administration and management. •Maintain control records, implement & secure network traffic and optimize server performance. •Perform and ensure System/Data back-ups and its recovery operations; •Provide problem solving services and assist network users on system & software such as PMS, POS Software and Telephone Billing System. •Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers and contractors to seek products and services. •Provide on-call technical support. •Follow all safety policies Requirements: •Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology •5 plus years Working Experience in IT •Knowledge of VLAN and switch management technology •Strong customer service orientation •Microsoft Server Administrator, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint •Knowledge of Apple Macintosh Operating System •Knowledge of IQWare and/or Visual One would be a distinct advantage •Keen attention to details •Highly self-motivated and directed Salary entry point is $31,000 per annum and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVERS RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for welcoming and greeting guests with a worm friendly smile, inform guest of specials and menu changes, makes suggestions and answer questions regarding food, beverages, and service; processes’ guests orders and ensures all items are prepared properly and in a timely manner, communicates with kitchen staff to ensure guest satisfaction with the food and service; prepares guest checks that itemize and total meal costs and sales tax and accepts payment. Salary commencing at $7.00 - $9.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply COMMIE LINE COOK RESPONSIBILITIES To prepare hot foods on range and or grill and ensure consistent quality following recipe cards and production standards; must be knowledgeable of food preparation and preparation methods, understand sanitary food handling techniques and knowledge of the safe operation of kitchen equipment. Salary Scale: $8.00 - $10.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply LABOURER RESPONSIBILITIES To assist in maintaining the grounds. Must be able to lift 50lbs., bend, and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to speak English. Salary Scale: $6.50 - $7.50 per hour. 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 May 4th, 2019


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Police Constable 223Mauquency Mauriceson Carter laid to rest in Grand Turk opular police officer Mauquency Mauriceson Carter was laid to rest following a military funeral service held at Salem Baptist Church in Grand Turk on Wednesday April 17th. The full house service also saw the attendance of Acting Governor Her Excellency, Anya Williams, Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Washington Misick, Minister of Education, Hon. Karen

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Malcolm, Hon. Akierra Missick, Leeward & Long Bay MP, Commissioner of Police, James Smith, other government officials, family, friends and colleagues. Police Constable 223 Mauquency Carter enlisted into the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force on September 24th, 2007. During his tenure, Carter was attached to the Traffic Unit for several years then moved on to the Tactical Unit. In early March

2019 he was attached to the VIP Unit as a closed protection officer for the H.E. Governor. Mauquency “Quency” Carter was involved in a motor vehicle accident around 2 a.m. on Monday, March 11th, 2019, on the Leeward Highway in the vicinity of Provo Plaza. Carter, the driver of a grey Jeep Wrangler, was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 a.m.

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27th Annual Kite Flying Competition in Providenciales T

he Turks & Caicos Tourist keep the tradition of kite building Sands on Grace Bay. Most Artistic Board hosted its 27th Annual alive in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Kite, 1st Place – Kim Burton, 2nd Kite Flying Competition in We would like to extend our Place – Providence and 3rd Place Providenciales on April 22nd, profound thanks to our partners – Tyrese Gordon. Best Traditional and sponsors who assisted us in Kite (KopyJink), 1st Place – Bruce 2019 at The Bight Park. The event was well making the event enjoyable and Walkin, 2nd Place – Coco Vibes attended and received tremendous memorable for all – Provo Sailing and 3rd Place – Drexler Smith. support from residents and Academy, Clement Howell High Best Company Kite, 1st Place – tourists who enjoyed Easter egg School Tourism Club, Department International School, 2nd Place hunts, domino tournament, and of Culture, TCI Dolls, The Sands – Bill Grant and 3rd Place – EMS entertainment by Prime DJs and at Grace Bay, IGA and Turks Head Pest Control. Best Mommy & Me Kite 1st Place – Merlene & Jewel live music by Provision. Brewery”. Winners of the events are Diamond. Best Daddy & Me Kite, Director of Tourism Ramon Andrews commented, as follows: The Smallest Kite, 1st 1st Place – Benneth Williams, “This year’s Kite Flying Competition Place - Aaron Rodney, 2nd Place Providence and Darius Coakly (3 was a major comeback for the - Deon Rodney and 3rd Place - way tie), 2nd Place – Shawn Gilkes annual event. The public can Kevin Reeder. The Largest Kite, and 3rd – Coco Vibes. Domino anticipate this signature event 1st Place – Bill Grant, 2nd Place – Tournament Winners were Rolyn as we are eager to do our part to Providence and 3rd Place – The Almonte and Barnard Gerbex.

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Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall

Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death, “The Beautiful Ones,” is due out in late October 2019 The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate. ‘‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House announced. “The book will span from Prince’s childhood to his early years as a musician to the cusp of international stardom, using Prince’s own writings, a scrapbook of his personal photos, and the original handwritten lyric sheets for many of his most iconic songs, which he kept at Paisley Park. The book depicts Prince’s evolution through deeply revealing, never-before-shared images and memories and culminates with his original handwritten treatment for his masterwork, ‘Purple Rain.’” Piepenbring’s introduction will touch upon Prince’s final days, “a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated.” Piepenbring, whom Prince had called “my brother Dan” and “not a yes man at all,” is a Paris Review advisory editor who also contributes to The New Yorker. Prince died three years ago, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl at the age of 57. During a Manhattan nightclub appearance in March 2016, he told the audience that “The good people of Random House have made me an offer that I can’t refuse.” He promised the book would start with his “first memory” and “hopefully” continue to his raindrenched Super Bowl halftime performance in 2007.

Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists before or after her three-minute court appearance on Friday. But fans got as close as they could to catch a glimpse of her. She is due back in court next month on misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges. Police say Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, and her entourage were at the club when she argued with a bartender. They say a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee. Her lawyer has said that she didn’t harm anybody. One fan, Briana Minore, 19, came from another part of Queens to catch a glimpse of the star, who waved to her, according to the New York Daily News. “They wouldn’t let you close to her, but I was shaking,” Minore told the newspaper after Cardi swept past in an all-white outfit. “I love her so much, I’ve been planning this day for so long.”

Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award that upholds nearly $7 million of the $9.2 million billed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for nine months work. Cosby, 81, accused the firm in a petition Friday of elder abuse and “egregious” billing practices, and of fraud for representing both him and the insurance company he was fighting in court, American International Group Inc., over his coverage. The Quinn Emanuel team was led by partner Christopher Tayback, the son of the late actor Vic Tayback. Quinn Emanuel had been retained to represent Cosby in three lawsuits in late 2015, but eventually had 28 lawyers working on 10 cases involving 14 accusers across the country as Cosby’s legal woes snowballed. The lawyers made about $500 to $1,075 per hour. Cosby paid the firm $2 million while AIG kicked in $2.3 million, the documents show. The arbitration panel this year upheld $6.7 million in fees, leaving Cosby with a bill of about $2.4 million. His petition seeks a review of that decision and a refund of the money he paid. The Quinn Emanuel team was among more than a dozen lawyers to help Cosby defend a dizzying array of legal problems across the country as dozens of women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct or defamation. Cosby said he never knew the scope of the firm’s work —

Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. A fee dispute between Cosby and a Los Angeles law firm shows the firm billed him about $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial in part because of his age and blindness — as it began exploding after his December 2015 arrest in Pennsylvania. The arbiters found Quinn Emanuel had kept Cosby’s personal lawyer informed along the way. The firm worked on the criminal case beside lead lawyer Brian McMonagle and others before parting ways with Cosby in mid 2016, long before the first criminal trial the next year. Cosby was convicted at a 2018 retrial of drugging and molesting a woman at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. He is serving a three- to 10year prison term and appealing the conviction. Over nine months of work, Quinn Emanuel said it racked up more than 11,000 hours of legal work, along with costs including $300,000 in online searches and $48,000 for a lawyer’s work reading two gossip novels and a book about the Playboy Mansion, where one of the alleged Cosby assaults occurred. The retired judges on the arbitration panel rejected those two items. Quinn Emanuel filings

suggest that Cosby and his wife Camille helped drive the legal costs higher, insisting, for instance, that the firm fight efforts to depose her in a Massachusetts defamation case, when they suggested she go and invoke marital privilege in declining to answer certain questions. In the end, the prolonged fight absorbed cost $500,000, and she eventually sat for the deposition over two days. Dozens of lawyers bounced in and out of the Cosbys’ orbit in recent years, and at least one other firm has gone to court seeking payment. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, a Philadelphia-based firm, sued Cosby over $244,000 in bills that Cosby called largely unauthorized. That case was settled confidentially in January. Quinn Emanuel did not return messages seeking comment this week. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said he has not been involved in the fee dispute and had no comment. Cosby was fighting his insurer, AIG, to get it to cover defamation lawsuits filed against him by 10 women accusers, while AIG argued its policies excluded sexual misconduct claims. “AIG’s goal . was to prove that (Cosby) engaged in intentional misconduct that precluded coverage, whereas Cosby’s goal . is to prove he did not engage in intentional misconduct,” Cosby complained in the petition. AIG settled defamation lawsuits earlier this month that were filed by seven Cosby accusers in Massachusetts, after losing a legal battle over their duty to defend Cosby in those cases. A lawsuit filed by another woman accusing Cosby of drugging and molesting her at a party at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles was settled last week .

Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter Sean “Diddy” Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter. The music mogul posed with his six children on the cover of Essence magazine’s 49th anniversary May issue. In excerpts posted online, Combs offered his gratitude for the outpouring of love after Porter’s passing on Nov. 15, 2018 from complications from pneumonia. Porter is the mother of three of his children, 21-year-old Christian and 12-year-old twin girls Jesse and D’Lila. Combs told the magazine he has learned to be a more attentive father in the aftermath of his grief. “Before this, I was a parttime father, you know? My family This cover image released by Essence shows Sean “Diddy” Combs, background center, posing was always first, but there are with his children, from left, Quincy, 27, Jesse, 12, Christian, 21, Chance, 12, D’Lila, 12;, and countless times when I chose work Justin, 25, on the digital edition of the 49th anniversary issue of “Essence.” over everything else,” he said. “But every day I can hear her telling me with the flu and “sent the kids over trying desperately to make sure the to go and spend some time with to my house so they wouldn’t get kids wouldn’t hear about it online the kids and make sure everybody’s sick.” He recalled one night, when or on the news. “Every time Kim and all right, like she would do. I’m he went to check on her, “she was just a lot more present, and, most like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ I talked, it was about the kids,” important, now my kids come She actually said that to me before Combs said. “It was what she cared she died. about the most. before anything else in my life.” He said he went into The magazine hits Three days before she died, according to Combs, she was sick “mommy mode” after Porter’s death, newsstands on Friday.


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LIFESTYLE US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years Measles cases in the U.S. coughs or sneezes. And in recent this year have climbed past 680 days, Jewish families have been to their highest level in 25 years, gathering for Passover meals. It can a resurgence largely attributed to take 10 to 12 days for symptoms to misinformation that is turning develop. parents against vaccines. The CDC recommends Health officials in hard- the vaccine for everyone over a hit New York City on Wednesday year old. reported 61 new cases since late The vaccine, which last week, in what would make this became available in the 1960s, the nation’s worst year for measles is considered safe and highly since 1994, with eight months still effective, and because of it, measles to go. Other states are reporting was declared all but eliminated in more cases, too. the U.S. in 2000. But it has made The official nationwide comebacks since then, including count will not be released by the 667 cases in 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Public health experts Prevention until Monday. CDC say some U.S. communities have officials said they are reviewing the low vaccination rates because of latest reports. the spread of bad information Roughly three-quarters — especially the now-debunked of this year’s illnesses in the U.S. notion that the measles-mumpshave been in New York state, rubella vaccine is linked to autism mainly in two ultra-Orthodox — through social media, pamphlets, Jewish communities in Brooklyn hotlines and other means. and suburban Rockland County. “Many parents are afraid. Most of those cases have been in And if you want to believe your unvaccinated people. kid doesn’t need that many shots, The number of cases is there’s plenty of places to find likely to go even higher. Measles is people who agree with you,” said highly contagious and can spread Dr. Jonathan Fielding, former head through the air when someone of the Los Angeles County

Walgreens to restrict tobacco product sales to customers under 21 years

A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level in 25 years, according to preliminary figures, a resurgence attributed largely to misinformation about vaccines Department of Public Health. “It’s not so easy to discern what is real and what is not.” For most people, measles is not life-threatening. The most common symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. However, a very small fraction of people can suffer complications such as pneumonia and a dangerous swelling of the brain. According to the CDC, for every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it. No deaths have been recorded this year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Tuesday its drugstores will sell tobacco products to customers who are at least 21 years old under a new policy, effective September. In the face of an “epidemic” rise in tobacco products use among middle and high school students, the U.S. health regulator has been introducing new policies to restrict teen access to such products. Last week, U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell disclosed plans to introduce a legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18. Walgreens, which operates 9,560 drugstores across the country, has in the past been pulled up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for flouting tobacco sale rules by selling tobacco products to minors.

DELORES WILSON In South Caicos, Is seeking a Diver To work 6 days per week Duties include fishing, diving, and preparing seafood for sale Salary: $200.00 per week Please Contact 241-1352 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

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures of procedures and relatively more A campaign to tackle “botched” fillers, Botox and cosmetic surgery. cosmetic procedures is to be launched It said it also hoped to tackle affordability”. the number of “botched” procedures, It comes as an online survey of shortly by the government in England. It follows a rise in people seeking and the resulting impact on a person’s 1,033 women aged 18 surgeries such as a “Brazilian butt lift” mental and physical health, as well to 30, commissioned by the BBC’s as the cost to the NHS of treatment Victoria Derbyshire programme and abroad, which has led to deaths. Newsbeat and conducted by Deltapoll, There have also been warnings following such procedures. Nora Nugent, a member of suggests 83% would change part of their about the rise in the use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers, with the risk of the council of the British Association body if money and health risks were not causing complications that then have to of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), a concern. said she welcomed the government Of those, 63% would change be treated on the NHS. their stomach and 53% their breasts. One expert welcomed the campaign in principle. campaign, but said better regulation was She said the estimated increase Of the 7% of those surveyed in people seeking cosmetic procedures who had had a cosmetic procedure, also needed. Men warned about cosmetic had not been matched by improved mostly lip fillers and botox: education on what the public should procedures. England’s Department of Health expect when accessing treatments, or •69% felt more confident •52% felt more attractive told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire what could go wrong. While the rise of celebrities and •24% felt less attractive programme the campaign, scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, would influencers sharing their procedures “Greg” (not his real name) look to ensure the public was fully online had led to increased uptake, informed about the importance of she added, it was also due in part to told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire seeking professional advice regarding “rising availability, better awareness programme he became addicted to

Lip Fillers using dermal fillers - injections used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin, although they are also often used to increase the volume and definition of lips and cheeks. He bought them online - as well as Botox - and began self-injecting into his face three years ago. “You can lose sight of reality of what your face looks like,” he said.

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies in U.S. Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants’ airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a U.S. study suggests. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury and death among infants under age one in the U.S., researchers note in Pediatrics. For the study, researchers examined national registry data 1,812 cases of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) between 2011 and 2014. Overall, 250 cases, or 14 percent, involved suffocation. About 69 percent of these suffocation cases were caused by soft bedding like pillows and blankets or by infants sleeping on adult mattresses or couch cushions, which are may not be as firm as crib mattresses. “Among soft bedding deaths, more than half of infants five to 11 months old had their airways obstructed

by blankets compared with less than one-third of younger infants,” said lead study author Alexa Erck Lambert of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Chamberlee, Georgia. Often, the older infants in the study who were suffocated by blankets got tangled up in them, Lambert said by email. “It is likely that these older, more developed infants were mobile enough to become entangled in blankets but were not yet coordinated enough to free themselves,” Lambert noted. For babies up to four months old, pillows caused suffocation almost twice as often as for older infants in the study. “Younger infants may have lacked the mobility and neck strength necessary to lift their heads to prevent an airway obstruction, especially when placed prone or on their side on a

be in their own crib or bassinet in a pillow,” Lambert said. Almost one in five suffocation caregiver’s room. Co-sleeping, with babies in a deaths in the study happened when sleeping babies got smothered by bassinet next to the mother’s side of another person, which might occur the bed, can help reduce the risk of when parents sleep with infants on a SUID, said Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter of sofa or in an adult bed. And 12 percent the Cooper Medical School of Rowan of these cases were due to “wedging,” University in Camden, New Jersey. when babies get trapped between two “This not only decreases the risk objects, such as a mattress and a wall. of SUID, it also facilitates breastfeeding,” “Younger infants are less likely Feldman-Winter, who wasn’t involved to get themselves into a wedged position in the study, said by email. because they are less mobile and cannot But co-sleeping isn’t safe when roll over on their own,” Lambert said. it involves babies sharing an adult bed. “Infants who were suffocated “It is bed-sharing that we don’t by overlay were youngest and had a recommend because of the evidence higher proportion born preterm than that it may lead to suffocation from infants who were suffocated by soft mechanisms such as overlay,” Feldmanbedding or wedging,” Lambert added. Winter cautioned. “If a baby is brought To prevent SUID, doctors into bed, for example to breastfeed, then advise parents to put babies to sleep on there should be no soft bedding, and their backs without blankets or other the mattress should be firm, and away soft bedding or toys that could pose a from the wall- to prevent entrapment.” suffocation risk. Ideally, babies should


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LOCAL SPORTS IMMEDIATE OPENING Bartender Role and Responsibilities: •Warmly welcome and acknowledge all guests in accordance with company standards •Respond to guest requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner •Ensure knowledge of bar and restaurant menu, promotions and specials •Maintains knowledge of spirits, beers, wines, cocktails and coffee •Maintains knowledge of bar inventory and wine selection to respond to expertly to guest questions •Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of beverage recipes and mixing procedures •Take guest beverage and/or food orders and input orders in appropriate point-of-sale system •Mix and garnish beverages according to recipe and portion control standards •Retrieve and deliver food and beverage orders in a timely manner; communicating to the chef regarding any special preferences or allergies •Able to up-sell all promotions available in the outlet •Check guests for proper identification and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages in accordance with government regulations •Maintains cleanliness of the bar at all times •Ensure serving station is well-stocked at all times •Ensure all opening and closing duties are executed in accordance with company standards •Assist in carrying out inventories of products and operating equipment Key Skills and Requirements: •Must have excellent communication skills •Basic math and computer skills •Good technical skills and ability to use POS and back of house systems •Team player who can also work on own initiative •Ability to work under pressure •Flexibility to work and stand longer hours as per business demand •Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting. •Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 lbs. to include serving trays, carts, tables, chairs, and small equipment up to 75% of the time. •Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching and handling throughout the shift. •Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift. Starting salary $7.00 per hour not including service charge. Demi Chef De Partie* Roles and Responsibilities: •Must be able to “prep” food products, using standardized food preparation techniques and learn menus, recipes, preparation and presentation •Acceptable knife skills •Prepare all orders turned in by wait-staff using Resort’s standard recipes with focus on consistency while ensuring all orders are cooked quickly and according to order •Maintain the work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition. •Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned that is not listed in your job description. Key Skills and Requirements: •Must be able and willing to work extended days and shifts •Must have previously worked in this capacity for a minimum of 2 year or more in a luxury resort. •Must be able to stand for long periods at a time based on demands of the business Starting salary $7.25 per hour not including service charge. Housekeeping Supervisor* Roles and Responsibilities: •Provides employees with the information needed to perform their job effectively. •Orients employees to the department and resort and provides on-the-job training on job responsibilities. •Prioritizes and assigns tasks to the subordinates •Supervises Room Attendants/Houseman in the cleaning of Villa rooms. •Verifies that entire Villa have been cleaned by reviewing the list of rooms cleaned by Room Attendant daily. •Monitors quality of Villa rooms by conducting and documenting inspections of cleaned rooms •Supervises completion of short notice requests for Villa rooms. •Prioritizes special cleaning requests (i.e. VIP rooms, check-in, etc.) •Plans and executes with the Room Attendants and Housemen deep cleaning projects. •Reports maintenance issues through ALICE and verifies that maintenance completed these requests. •Inspects all check-out/stay over rooms for adherence to The Shore Club standards. •Promptly documents and reports to the Executive HK all damaged items for the follow up and charges either to guests or employees. •Ensures that linen closets are maintained as per standard. •Verifies that all villa tools & equipment are stored properly and closets are locked. •Conducts and reports on inventories of linen, cleaning equipment, guests and owners supplies, as well as villas FFE. •Ensures that pools are cleaned and well-maintained works closely with the Pool and Beach supervisor. •Performs any tasks related to the job that secure the successful operation of Housekeeping Department and exceptional guests’ satisfaction. •If needed, or during low occupancy of the villa assists with inspecting rooms and any other task at the resort site. Salary starting at $21,592.00 per annum not including service charge HVAC/Maintenance Technician* Roles and Responsibilities: •Understand basic refrigeration cycle to include: identifying components in refrigeration circuit, understanding how each component works, diagnosing problems in the refrigeration circuit, using manifold gauge set, pressure/temperature chart and temperature measuring devices for routine maintenance and to troubleshoot. Understand refrigeration recovery, evacuation and charging. •Understand basic electron theory, how electricity travels, AC and DC currents, single phase and three phase circuits, and series and parallel circuits. Read basic wiring diagrams. •Use multi-meters to read voltage, current and resistance values. Troubleshoot basic electrical circuits. •Understand the process of treating air so as to simultaneously control its temperature, humidity, and distribution. Read and understand mechanical drawings. •Understand basic heating cycle to include: identify components in heating system, understand how each component works, diagnosing problems in the heating system using a gas pressure test and other devices Starting wage $7.75 per hour not including servicecharge Maintenance Manager *

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Roles and Responsibilities: •Establish goals, measurements and results for the department along with the General Manager. •Involvement in the preparation of the Maintenance Operating and Capital budgets. •General operational and preventative maintenance of systems including: Boilers and heating systems; Make up air and HVAC systems; Pool facilities; and General plumbing issues. •Maintain hotel guest rooms and public areas by performing routine maintenance jobs and repairs. •Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on plumbing systems, electrical systems and appliances. heating, cooling and ventilation systems •Organize, implement and track all maintenance projects for guestrooms and public areas. •Monitor and revise as needed, departmental health & safety tools including training programs, policies and practices. •Effective and timely interaction with all Hotel & Restaurant departments and positivelyimpact guest experience by effectively and efficiently resolving maintenance concerns. Key Skills and Requirements: •3 years prior Maintenance Management and/or supervisory experience within a operation equal in size and facilities. Background in electrical and or plumbing are essential. •Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven ability to motivate and lead employees in a busy, high quality environment. •Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment. Ability to handle multiple requests in a fast-paced environment. •Good training, coaching and mentoring skills are essential. Proven experience with budgets and payroll process is essential. •Completion of high school and technical training required. •Many tasks require sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and/or positioning to accomplish tasks •Able to lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. is common and up to 150 lbs with assistance •Previous hotel maintenance experience preferred •Able to work efficiently under time constraints Starting salary $40,000.00 per annum not including service charge Room Attendant * Roles and Responsibilities: •Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas. •Responsibility for care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery •Restock linens and amenities on carts •Run needed items to guest floors •Assist housekeepers as required Key Skills and Requirements: •Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge Assistant Financial Controller •Preparation & posting of various recurring General Ledger entries each month with appropriate backups and maintain an updated list of all for Management Co. And Strata Corp. •Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for the Management Co. and Strata Corp. •Assistance with Preparation of monthly Income Statements for final review by Financial Controller for the Management Co. And Strata Corp. •Run various time sensitive reports out of Opera the 1st day of each month (Aging balances A/R, Departure report, Guest Ledger, Deposit Ledger, in house guests for owner’s split calculation, etc...) •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller and Spa Manager and/or Supervisor on monthly reports submitted for month end; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller/Purchasing Manager/Manager of dept. on all other inventories; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, invoice submissions are completed, etc. Involves completing reports out of MXP system for requisitions, outlet counts, etc. •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller and Spa Manager and/or Supervisor on monthly reports submitted for month end; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on •Inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, prepaid reports are accurate, invoice submissions are completed, etc. •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller/Purchasing Manager/Manager of dept. on all other inventories; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, invoice submissions are completed, etc. Involves completing reports out of MXP system for requisitions, outlet counts, etc. •Preparation of bi-weekly payroll entries for the resort from reports received from Payroll Master •Prepare & balance NIB and NHIP reconciliations on time for monthly submissions. This includes coordination with Human Resources, Payroll Master and NIB/NHIB on ensuring numbers are all correct and current in ADP and submissions. •Ensure that cash reconciliation between PMS system and physical deposits is maintained by Income Auditor and verifying all variances are being followed up & resolved in a timely manner. •Review DStat reports & Interface Reconciliation Daily and coordinate with Income Auditor to ensure variances are being resolved and corrected in a timely manner. •Keep register of all House Bank accounts and documentation and ensure that counts are made once per month by the General Cashier. •Calculate Accommodation Tax before the 15th of each month, so payment can be submitted before the 20th •Reconcile the detail of the maintenance expenses received from Accounts Payables with GL and verify all allocations between Management Co and Strata Corp. •Update the daily revenues each month in CIA to be exported to DSTAT (for the following month). •Participate in monthly Financial Department Meetings. •Assistance in coding of Accounts Payables and Expense Reports. •Maintenance of & Keep Fixed Assets register updated with copy of related invoices. •Cover vacations within the Department. •Update contract binders (physical and electronic). •Assist in implementing and reviewing internal controls and policies. •Assist in budgets and forecasts. •Assist with any other task requested by the Financial Controller. Key Skills and Requirements: •Minimum two years’ experience at a property of similar size as an Assistant Financial Controller •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. •Resort and Strata Accounting experience •Sound training 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. •Advanced knowledge and skills in computer systems, most specifically, Excel Spreadsheet Solutions •Demonstrate understanding of interdepartmental relations and expectations in the luxury hotel market. •Sound knowledge of American Accounting Plans •Willingness to complete a variety of tasks as assigned by Financial Controller •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Team player who can also work on own initiative Starting salary $47,00.00 per annum based on previous experience and qualifications not including service charge Chef De Partie* Roles and Responsibility: •Recruit and select qualified candidates, provide training and communication performance expectations •Coordinate the inventory, purchasing and disbursement of all supplies with the purchasing manager

*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, Asst. Human Resources Manager atcareers@theshoreclubtc.comno later than end of day Monday, May 5th 2019.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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•Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. Salary starting at $23,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications

IMMEDIATE OPENING •Inspect and ensures the proper set up and readiness of each item on menus •Supervise daily food preparation for assigned areas. •Ensure that the level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently •Work closely with staff to exceed guest expectations Key Skills and Requirements: •3 years culinary experience in a full service, fine dining establishment as Chef De Partie •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience •Must have strong knowledge of kitchen inventory and ordering process, staffing, expediting and ability to supervise the staff and kitchen operations under the direction of the Executive Chef •Excellent culinary technique and ability to work the line during all meal periods •Exceptional customer service orientation, complying with company service culture •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Must be able to stand for long periods at a time based on demands of the business Starting salary $8.00 per hour not including service charge. Cook* Roles and Responsibilities: •Prepare all food items according to recipe cards and correct handling procedures. •Maintain highest quality and appearance of all foods sent from kitchen and make sure plates are clean and appetizing. •Maintain orderly and clean refrigerators and work areas. •Sets up for meals by ensuring proper amounts are in place for forecasted covers, special functions and any reservations •Organizes and maintains work areas, coolers and storage areas •Requisitions food with necessary approvals according to policy •Takes proper care of ranges, ovens, broilers, fryers, griddles, utensils and other equipment •Follows proper safety, hygiene and sanitation practices in the designated kitchen areas daily Key Skills and Requirements: •Experience with, and comfortable preparing a variety of different cuisines in a fine dining environment •Understand the importance of consistency •Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts and stand for long periods at a time •2 years’ experience in this role Starting salary $7.25 per hour not including service charge Groundsman Roles and Responsibilities: •General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. •Willingness to work varying schedules, weekends and holidays. •Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the Landscaping manager. •Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, edges the walkways and give the grounds a manicured look •Operate equipment to keep all of the walkways and buildings entrances cleared and safe •Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the building are always properly cared for Key Skills and Responsibilities: •Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 60 lbs. include small equipment up to 65% of the time. •Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching and handling throughout the shift. •Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge. Houseman* Duties and Requirements: •Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas. •Responsibility for care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery •Restock linens and amenities on carts •Run needed items to guest floors •Assist housekeepers as required Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge Labourer* Role and Responsibilities: •General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. •Willingness to work varying schedules, split shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge. Jr. Sous Chef* The Jr. Sous Chef is responsible for the preparation of all menu items for outlet, ensuring a quality product is delivered and oversee execution to adhere to resort quality standards. Roles and Responsibilities: •Ensure mis-en-place is set for all stations of outlet kitchen. •Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. •Check the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. •Demonstrate ability to cook meat, fish and vegetables with the correct method and temperature. •Create daily specials for outlet with guidance and approval from Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef. •Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. •Ensure the Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. •Follow directions from the Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef with accuracy. •Communicate any defects in kitchen equipment to the Executive Sous Chef. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Key Skills and Requirement: •Minimum 5 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Proven experience in all sections of the kitchen •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Accuracy and attention to detail.

Resort Electrician* Roles and Responsibilities: •Respond to customer and department requests throughout the facility, make the necessary electrical repairs and/or to accommodate the customers electrical needs in a timely and courteous manner. •Perform preventive maintenance on and tests of all electrical systems, sub-systems and equipment, including disassembling, replacing, cleaning, and repairing. •Repair, maintain and trouble-shoot electrical equipment in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, operations manuals and manufacturers’ maintenance instructions, using test equipment such as volt meter, amp probe, and hand and power tools required to perform the functions of the position. Must have knowledge of wiring codes, Generators and Motors •Maintain light fixtures throughout the facility by replacing burned out light bulbs and/or making necessary repairs/replacements to the light fixtures on a routine and regular basis to sustain lighting standards. The Electrician will be required to use a ladder or man lift working at heights up to 30 feet, often reaching above head, for extended periods of time. •Set up/Breakdown of power and lighting equipment for exhibits, meetings and banquets. This will involve pushing, pulling and lifting of equipment and materials (up to 50 lb.) Key Skills and Requirements: •Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience of at least five years that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. •Five years electrical experience in buildings with complex electrical systems. •Must Have Certificate in Electrical Training and/or First Aid Training. Must have considerable knowledge of electrical systems and components to maintain and repair building electrical equipment. •Considerable knowledge of electrical supplies and materials and proper application of same. •Extensive knowledge of safe working practices with regards to wire sizes, fuse sizes and overloading of electrical circuits. Security Supervisor •Supervises and participates in maintaining constant surveillance of the entire resort to detect potential sources of security problems, safety hazards and fire hazards •Ensures resort is patrolled on a regular basis •Ensures all resort entrances are locked and unlocked per resort policy •Maintains resort key management procedures and ensures that all keys are accounted for •Ensures all Food and Beverage outlets are closed and secured each night •Ensures all meeting and exhibit rooms are secured •Completes daily security log, including pertinent information from the shift •Handles complaints, investigates and thoroughly reports on guest or employee injuries, worker’s compensation claims, thefts, assaults, lost property, car accidents, loud parties, vandalism and other guest complaints in accordance with the resort’s policy and procedure •Informs management immediately •Maintains responsibility for handling any emergency that would require partial or complete evacuation of the resort such as fires, armed robberies, severe injuries, power failures or bomb threats in accordance with resort policy and procedures •Responds to emergencies; coordinates the partial or complete evacuation of the resort such as fire, armed robbery, severe injuries, power failure or bomb threats in accordance with the resort’s policy and procedures •Ensures monitoring and control of employee entrance •Controls access to hotel and resort areas per the resort’s policy and procedures •Conducts package checks •Provides employees with the information needed to perform their job effectively •Orients employees to the department and resort and provides on-the-job training on job responsibilities Key Skills and Requirements: •Knowledge of and certified for CPR/First Aid and AED. •Good written and oral communication skills •Organization-ability to prioritize needs and effectively handle incidents and emergency situations •Detail orientation-ability to notice small items and conditions that impact the facility, operation and service •Creates the Shore Club Experience through performance that demonstrates the Shore Club standards •Demonstrate understanding of the technical service skills for assigned areas •the ability to relate to, communicate with, and motivate employees to sustain high performance and quality levels. Salary starting at $22,880.00 per annum not including service charge Accounts Payable Roles and Responsibilities: •Receive all invoices, verify that an approved PO is attached, code and post all invoices in the Accounting software system, properlycoded using the hotel’s chart of accounts. •Cut all checks for local vendors twice a week and US vendorstwice a month on a bi-weekly basis, according to the aging balance,credit conditions and specific due dates. •Once invoices are paid, they must be filed alphabetically bysupplier and separated between US suppliers and local suppliers. •Twice a month, Run Travel Agent report from PMS and submit toRevenue Manager for approval; cut all checks due for Travel Agentcommissions according to the approvals given. •Accurately complete by account for each month end by set deadlines, with full details in excel, the posted maintenance expenses. •Ensure all payment deadlines are met and no late payment penalties are incurred •Vendor Statements requested, reconciled and accounts kept current at all times •Petty cash reimbursements require AP to verify the summary of thepetty cash paid out with all the attached supporting documents;for all paid-outs and cash advances, verify that a copy of thecorresponding posting to the Guest Folio is attached and signedby the Front Office Cashier and the Guest. •Review checks on hand for stale dated items that require reissue,reach out to vendors to pick up payments as needed to clear in atimely manner •Prepare breakdown and allocation for all payments for Duties &Freight in a timely and accurate manner •Provide photocopies of various backups as required for the department •Any other reasonable requests made by Financial Controller Key Skills and Requirements: •Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Hotel or Corporate environment •Accuracy and attention to detail •Must have data entry skills/numerical skills •Demonstrated knowledge and experience with working in anaccounts department •Proficient in using Microsoft Office, Excel knowledge is essential •Able to communicate in English both written and spoken. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to workunder pressure •Must be organized and detailed oriented •Holds a valid driver’s license Starting salary $30,000.00 per annum based on previous experienceand qualifications not including service charge

*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, Asst. Human Resources Manager atcareers@theshoreclubtc.comno later than end of day Monday, May 5th 2019.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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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 Food and Beverage Department requires: 

The Dining Department requires:

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

Reports to:

Executive Chef

Reports to:

Plans and directs the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of the operation. Clearly describes, assigns and delegates responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, e.g., restaurants, banquets, etc. Develops, implements and monitor schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to achieve a profitable result. Applicants should satisfy the following criteria: • College or University Degree (Hospitality Management,) and or equivalent experience. • Demonstrate knowledge of an ability to manage Food & Beverage operation, obtained through hotel school, university and / or equivalent experience and apprenticeship training • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Manager in Food and Beverage • American Hotel and Lodging Certified Restaurant Manager Certificate • SCU Certified Leadership Certificate level 2 The Director of Food and Beverage position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The Food and Beverage Manager and Assistant Food and Beverage Manager positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on island status (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. The salaries for the positions indicated above are negotiable and dependent on experience.

Managing Director

Supervises and ensures the smooth operation of the Front Office. Ensure personnel are executing their duties in an efficient, effective, professional and courteous manner. Directs and coordinates the activities of the Front Desk, Reservations, Bell Desk, PBX, and Airport Operation. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree Tourism Management • Minimum three years’ work experience managing a Front Office team; • Certification in Customer Service • Certificate in Leadership Development • Harvard Management Course Certificate

The Restaurant Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The salary for these positions ranges between $23,000.00 and $38,000.00 The watersports Department requires: 

Senior Dive Instructor

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor; • Basic Compressor Certification (an asset) (MAKO); • SCU Certified Leadership Level 1 • Must be familiar with M3 Sales Training System • Certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI) • Certified Water Dive Certificate (PADI) • Advance Open Water Diver (PADI) Snuba Guide

Reports To: Watersports Manager The main function of the Scuba Guide is to ensure that all activities of the dive experience is going in accordance to the company standards.

The salary for this positions ranges from $28,000.00 to $35,000.00.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor • Basic Compressor Certification (an asset) (MAKO); • Advance Open Water Diver (PADI) • Rescue Diver (PADI)

The Butler Department requires: Butler Manager

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum three experience as Restaurant Manager in an international first-class hotel/resort. • Experience managing a restaurant with over 300 persons seating area • Must be familiar with M3 Sales Training System • SCU Certified Leadership Certificate level 2 • Certificate in Hotel & Catering Industry • Intercontinental Hotels Group Supervisory Certificate Level 1

The Front Office Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Food and Beverage and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the Restaurant operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company.

The main function of the Scuba/ Dive instructor is to supervise all activities of the dive experience. The Masters/ Instructors take care of the guest and equipment.

Front Office Manager

Reports to:

Director of Food and Beverage

Reports to: Watersports Manager

The Front Office Department requires: 

Restaurant Manager

Managing Director

Responsible for the Management of the Butler suites and team members, co-coordinating and overseeing the butler Service department to ensure consistency in service delivery while paying attention details so as to ensure a smooth operation in the department. He/ She must be able to train and coach butlers that will ensure total guest satisfaction. In addition to this, must have an excellent rapport with all in house butler VIP guests to ensure that their expectations are exceeded. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred (Hospitality) • Minimum Four years’ work experience managing Butler team; • Must be Guild Certified; • Diploma in Service industry Management • The Butler Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for this position ranges from $35,000.00 to $50,000.00

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted The salaries for the positions indicated above are negotiable and dependent on experience. The Resort Shop Department requires: 

Gift Shop Manager

Reports to:

Managing Director

The Gift Shop Manager will be responsible for the administration of the overall experience and quality of retail. This individual will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining system processes and policies for the smooth and timely operating of outlets in the Resort Shop department. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Five years managing more than one outlet • Ability to meet and exceed targets • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred • Certified Guest Service Professional certificate • Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management • Certificate in Mastering Sales and Service Leadership The Gift Shop manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for these positions ranges between 30,000.00 and $45,000.00

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 The Human Resources Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and and should reach not later than May 3rd 2019

Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186


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Buju Banton won’t be distracted, removes controversial song “Boom Bye Bye” from catalog

Buju Banton’s publicist, Ronnie jumped back on the “tour horse” well, Tomlinson, says the entertainer will not considering the long journey and break allow anything to distract him while he from being on stage. continues the Long Walk to Freedom “He has stuck to his workouts (LWTF) tour throughout the Caribbean. and continues to eat properly. That Tomlinson’s statement comes helped him to stay focused. His touring after members of Trinidad’s police force schedule in the past was always one that visited Buju Banton’s hotel room with a was always very jam-packed, so there search warrant less than 24 hours before were definitely regimens and routines he he was to make his appearance at the had in place that he has re-implemented LWTF concert in the country. now,” she said. The reggae artiste took to Buju heads to Barbados this Instagram to share the incident with fans, weekend, Suriname on May 4, then and it caught the attention of Trinidad Grenada the following week, where he Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, will perform during the busy Mother’s who met with the entertainer to say Day weekend. sorry. In addition to visiting Buju at his “Like many of the other islands, we hotel room, the commissioner attended expect to see supporters come out in Buju Banton the concert that was held at the Queen’s their numbers, and he looks forward to earlier this year after serving a seven-year Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Sunday taking them on a journey down memory sentence related to drug charges. The song, which includes a evening to make a public apology. lane, performing hits after hits after hits,” ` sample of Cobra’s “Flex,” includes anti “For the next six weeks, Buju she said. has a non-stop schedule of shows each Meantime, Buju Banton is urging gay lyrics like “Boom bye bye inna batty week and then a week off. And he is back fans to lead with love by permanently bwoy head/Rude bwoy nah promote no again with shows in Europe also added banning the breakout hit “Boom Bye nasty man, dem haffi dead,” which in patios means shooting a gay man in the to his LWTF tour with the intentions Bye” from his catalog. focused on connecting with all his fans. News of the move recirculated head. In the past, Banton has pointed out Buju is definitely ready to perform and is after his Long Walk To Freedom comeback that he was 15-years-old when he wrote receiving tremendous love from his fans concert earlier this month when fans the song, which was originally about a everywhere,” Tomlinson told THE STAR noticed the artist didn’t perform his 1992 pedophile who was caught molesting She said that Buju has classic. Banton was released from prison young boys in Banton’s neighborhood in

Jamaica. “In recent days there has been a great deal of press coverage about the song “Boom Bye Bye” from my past which I long ago stopped performing and removed from any platform that I control or have influence over,” Banton told Urban Islandz. Banton hasn’t performed the song since 2007 but decided to speak out once again about the track. “I recognize that the song has caused much pain to listeners, as well as to my fans, my family and myself. After all the adversity we’ve been through I am determined to put this song in the past and continue moving forward as an artist and as a man. I affirm once and for all that everyone has the right to live as they so choose. In the words of the great Dennis Brown, ‘Love and hate can never be friends.’ I welcome everyone to my shows in a spirit of peace and love. Please come join me in that same spirit.” In the past week, the song has been removed from streaming services like Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music. The video, which reached nearly 30 million views on YouTube, was also removed from his account.

Baha Mar celebrates two spectacular years This month marks Baha Mar’s second anniversary since opening its doors on April 21, 2017. Over the last two years, Baha Mar has celebrated grand successes and accomplishments, having introduced three global hotel brands to Nassau, The Bahamas, debuted new dining and entertainment concepts, created extensive opportunities for associates, increased its influence within the arts and cultural scenes and firmly established the resort destination on the global hospitality scene. Recognized globally today as the leading integrated resort destination in The Bahamas, Baha Mar continues to redefine the Caribbean vacation experience for contemporary travelers. “The success of Baha Mar today is because of the tireless hard work and determination of over 5,000 dedicated associates,” said Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar. “We celebrate two years of Baha Mar by honoring all of our associates and continue to create a forward-thinking culture where everyone is given the opportunity to succeed and grow. In turn, our guests are able to experience the very best in service and hospitality in the Caribbean.” Baha Mar is committed to the growth and development of both entry-level and highly-experienced

Baha Mar associates. As such, the Baha Mar Academy has graduated more than 450 associates across Security, Housekeeping, Hospitality, Culinary and Lifeguard Academies, providing first-hand, personalized instruction to expand knowledge and increase skills. Alongside the Academy, Baha Mar has also implemented long-term leadership development programs, with several hundred participants, including iLEAD (innovate, lead, engage, act, deliver) and iLEAD+, specifically designed for the manager and director levels. With a focus on the Baha Mar community of more than 5,000 associates, the resort destination has introduced significant initiatives to

promote associate wellbeing and healthful lifestyle options. Over the last two years, Baha Mar has launched Azul, an associates-only spa operated by ESPA, opened a dedicated full-service branch of FirstCaribbean International Bank on property, and expanded medical services for associates and their families with an on-site clinic in partnership with the Family Medicine Center. These programs join Baha Mar’s longtime offerings including full-coverage medical benefits for all associates and Bluetique, a convenient general store providing groceries and family necessities at a competitive, often discounted rate. The next generation of leaders is already making their mark on Baha Mar. Associate Rayne Heastie began her career

at Baha Mar as a recruitment coordinator in human resources, assisting the outreach team in recruiting young talent from universities and colleges. While in this role, Rayne learned new skills including payroll and finance. Her dedication and keen ambition have led to her current position as director of payroll, where she now oversees the payroll process. Another young leader, Jessica Knowles, joined the Baha Mar team as restaurant manager at Cleo before being tapped to manage the opening of Bungalow Pool and oversee in-room dining at SLS Baha Mar. Most recently, Jessica has been promoted to assistant general manager of Cleo and Monkey Bar. Beyond its commitment to the internal community, Baha Mar has been recognized globally with an extensive record of industry accolades since its arrival. In 2017, Baha Mar’s marketing and advertising campaigns were recognized by HSMAI and Travel Weekly. SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar have landed on the coveted Travel + Leisure’s It List and Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List. Baha Mar was recently recognized as the 2019 Wedding Property of the Year for The Americas by The Destination Wedding Planner Congress.

Haiti president cleared in money laundering investigation PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – An investigating judge has cleared President Jovenel Moise of any involvement in a money laundering case that the authorities have been probing for the past two years. Judge Brédy Fabien in his report said that there was no evidence to prosecute Moise, and on Wednesday to the Commissioner of the Government, Paul Eronce Vilard, an order of dismissal that discharges Moïse from any charge of money laundering.

Prior to his election in 2017, the Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), a government institution, concluded in a report there were indications Moise had laundered money through a personal account he held with his wife. After analysing the bank accounts of Moïse UCREF in its report had concluded “It is possible that Mr. Jovenel Moïse manipulated funds that have nothing to do with his companies”. Moise has always denied the allegation.

In 2017, UCREF said it had received its first tip against Moise in 2013, under the Michel Martelly presidency. The information in the report came directly from Haiti’s financial institutions, UCREF’s head Sonel Jean-Francois told journalists then. The case resurfaced in January 2017 after police arrested Guy Philippe, an ally and Senator-elect, who was extradited to the United States to face charges of money laundering and drug trafficking.

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CARIBBEAN NEWS Guyana turns to ICJ to solve dispute with Venezuela

The International Court of Justice The Guyana government said that it has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to proceed with at the earliest possible date, a hearing to determine whether or not it has the jurisdiction to hear the border dispute involving Venezuela. Caracas has long stated that the Hague-based court, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN) and established in June 1945, does not have jurisdiction to hear the border case filed by Guyana. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it has asked the ICJ to move ahead with oral hearings at the earliest possible date. In consequence, Guyana has decided to ask the Court to proceed directly to the holding of oral hearings, at the earliest possible date, to determine its jurisdiction over the case.” Both Guyana and Venezuela were asked to submit written submissions about whether the Court had jurisdiction over the matter. The statement said that Guyana had submitted its written Memorial on Jurisdiction – demonstrating that the Court has jurisdiction to decide on the validity of the Arbitral Award and the resulting boundary – on 19 November 2018. It said that although the ICJ fixed April 18 as the date for Venezuela to submit a Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction, Caracas failed to make a submission on that date, and indicated in a letter from its Foreign Minister that it had chosen not do so. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Guyana is confident that the Court will agree that it has jurisdiction, and then proceed to decide on the merits of Guyana’s suit. Guyana submitted the case to the Court after the UN Secretary General António Guterres determined, that the dispute over the validity of the Arbitral Award, and the resulting boundary, must be decided by the Court. That constitutes a sufficient jurisdictional basis for the Court to proceed. UN representative Dag Halvor Nylander from Norway had been appointed by the UN to help broker a settlement by the end of 2017, however it was concluded that significant progress had not been made towards arriving at a full agreement for the resolution of the dispute. The century long border dispute escalated in May 2015 when oil was found in disputed waters off the coast of Venezuela. Georgetown said that it regrets that Venezuela, notwithstanding its obligations under the Geneva Agreement and the Secretary General’s decision to refer the matter to the Court, has chosen not to participate in the case. Guyana said it has taken “note of the Venezuelan Foreign Minister’s recent tweet that, at some point in the future, it will supply the Court with “information” about the case to assist it in the exercise of its judicial functions,” the Foreign Affairs statement said, adding “if this is a first step toward Venezuela’s full participation in the case, Guyana welcomes it”. At the same time, Guyana has reserved its right to object to any submission by Venezuela that violates the Court’s rules or is otherwise prejudicial.

Caribbean region pays tribute to ‘true Caribbean son’ Sir Alister McIntyre The Caribbean community is mourning the loss of one of its stalwarts, Sir. Alister McIntrye, a highly celebrated West Indian academic and intellectual, and considered one of the great social thinkers of his time, who died last Saturday after a long illness A statement from Caribbean Development Bank (CD) President Dr. Warren Smith on the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre, said the CDB joins the wider regional community in mourning the loss of Sir Alister McIntyre, OCC, a Caribbean statesman, a scholar, a true Caribbean son. “Though we mourn his passing, we celebrate his life – one which he dedicated to the cause of Caribbean integration and development,” Dr. Smith said. He added: “Born and raised in Grenada, Sir Alister shared his intellect and ability with our entire Region. His work and his scholarship as a development economist and an integrationist influenced many of our leaders; and his legacy will endure through generations. We are especially grateful for the leading role he played in shaping CARICOM and the University of the West Indies as Secretary-General and Vice Chancellor, respectively.” Smith said Sir Alister’s vision of a stronger, more integrated Caribbean is one shared at CDB. “Almost 50 years ago, the architects of the Bank mandated us to promote economic cooperation and integration among our regional members, having special and urgent regard to our less developed member countries. We will continue to build on the strong foundation which Sir Alister left behind as we work to accelerate the economic development of our Region,” Smith added. Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles in immediate response to news of the

Sir Alister McIntyre passing of Sir Alister, who served as UWI Vice-Chancellor during the period 1988-199, state: “Shocking is the news that our Sir Alister has passed. Larger than life in his long sojourn, it is difficult to embrace the finality of this existential fragility. The people of the Caribbean, and their University of the West Indies—which he served as Vice-Chancellor—will not be impoverished by his transition because the phenomenal richness of his contributions to their growth and transformation will continue to yield development dividends deep into the future. The love and respect we carry in our bosom for him will bloom a thousand blossoms. To him I say, “Farewell brother, mentor, friend, and leader. On behalf of your cherished UWI and the regional academy you guided and grew, go well into that bright light. To Sir Alister’s dear wife Marjorie, and children Arnold, Andrew, Helga and Nicholas, we offer deepest condolences.” Former Jamaican prime minister PJ Patterson said the entire Caribbean has lost an intellectual giant whose monumental contribution to the integration movement will forever endure in our collective memory. “Sir Alister McIntyre devoted his entire life in service to the region. He was an outstanding CARICOM Secretary General as we

moved from a Free Trade Association into the Caribbean Community. His mastery of the complex technical issues pertaining to trade, finance, and the development agenda provided the backbone for the ACP throughout the Lome negotiations,” Patterson said, noting that as Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, Sir Alister helped to fashion the economic agenda for the developing world by imaginative schemes such as the Common Fund. “Every government in the region benefited from his economic expertise. We in Jamaica, will remember at this time, that Hon Alister McIntyre was awarded the Order of Merit for the distinguished work he did with the late Mayer Matalon and Pat Rousseau, during the negotiations with the Bauxite Companies. The University of the West Indies will remain forever in his debt because of the leadership he provided to vastly expand the scope and increased access to tertiary education in this new era of technology,” Patterson continued. “I feel a very special sense of loss at the sudden departure of a highly revered colleague whose astute advice and generous support were always available within a close and lasting friendship.” Sir Shridath Ramphal, the former secretary general of the Commonwealth and a former Chancellor of the UWI, said that “a precious light has gone out in our Caribbean world. “He had devoted his life to Caribbean unity and was already, as he went, worrying over the darkening of the regional scene that threatens. The Region’s debt to Alister is payable only in a new enlightenment that makes Caribbean oneness the reality for which he lived,” said Sir Shridath, the former chairman of the West Indian Commission of which Sir Alister was a member.

Millions in drugs seized off coasts of Jamaica, Haiti The United States Coast Guard says it has seized nearly 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated US$13.5 million in the Caribbean Sea. It said the drugs were seized off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti and Colombia, and represented three separate cases involving suspected drug-smuggling vessels. The US Coast Guard said the cutter Raymond Evans was responsible for one case, seizing an estimated 550 pounds of marijuana and that the cutter Spencer was involved in the seizure of 970 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Colombia. “This was our first deployment outside of the Florida Straits in 18 months, and I’m extremely proud of my crew for the work they did over the past few weeks to make this patrol successful,” said Lt Patrick Frost, commanding officer of the cutter Raymond Evans. “It was exciting to exercise

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Raymond Evans offload approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana last Thursday, at Base Miami Beach, worth an estimated total of US$13.5 million wholesale the capabilities of the fast response cutter in the Caribbean counterdrug narcotics mission, and we’re honoured to have played a role in the first drug interdiction for Raymond Evans,” he added. The US Coast Guard said the interdiction completed by the cutter Raymond Evans crew was “part of a recent inter-agency operation to increase intelligence

and targeting capabilities in order to disrupt criminal organisations in the Caribbean Sea and secure approaches to the US along the southern border”. The cutter Raymond Evans crew collaborated with US Department of Homeland Security components to interdict suspected drug smugglers off the coast of Jamaica, the US Coast Guard said.


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The Bahamas PM asked to reject $580 million project A group of 14 scientists and environmentalists has written to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis urging him to reject a proposed $580 million project for South Abaco by the Tyrsoz family. The group claimed that “a development of this scale would result in irreversible negative socioeconomic impacts on local communities as well as dire environmental consequences for many species living in the area”. The project was announced during Minnis’ January 2019 national address. The proposed project by the Tyrsoz family involves the upgrade and expansion of the Sandy Point airstrip; the development of the Sandy Point ferry dock as a cargo transshipment port and construction area; and the extension of Queen’s Highway in South Abaco, the prime minister said. In an April 15 letter to the prime minister, the group outlined several environmental impact concerns, socioeconomic impacts on local communities and financial sustainability and credibility concerns with the project. The group claimed the development would negatively impact local wildlife, the environment and local fishermen. “We are writing to convey our grave concerns and strong opposition to the proposed large-scale development in South Abaco,” the group said. “The below signatories or their

representative attended a presentation on April 9th, 2019 made by Ra’anan ‘Ronnie’ Ben-Zur on behalf of the Tyrsoz Family Holdings Ltd., describing their plans for a huge project in an ecologically sensitive area that is recognized internationally for its significance. “While we understand the need for sustainable job opportunities for Bahamians in South Abaco, we believe that a development of this scale would result in irreversible negative socioeconomic impacts on local communities as well as dire environmental consequences for many species living in the area. “For the many reasons given below, we (our collective group of Bahamian and international scientists and environmentalists) strongly oppose Mr. Ben-Zur’s proposed plans for South Abaco.” Damage According to the letter, BenZur’s presentation outlined plans for a two-site, ultra-high-end residential and hotel development on two blocks of land in South Abaco totaling 1,086 acres. The respective sites are Lantern Head, which is adjacent to the Abaco National Park, and South West Point, which is in the middle of the proposed expansion of the Cross Harbour National Park. The group noted that Ben-Zur expressed a plan to establish a private fixed based operation at the Sandy Point airstrip, extend the runway and pave a

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis 30-foot wide road through nine miles of the Abaco National Park to Hole in the Wall Lighthouse. The development would include a 50-room six-star hotel, 75 residential lots in a gated community and an 18hole golf course at Lantern Head as well as two hotels with 175 rooms plus 80 residential lots, a 136-slip mega-yacht marina, a marina village with retail stores and a water park at South West Point. The two sites would have close to 400 residential units. “We are sadly all too familiar with other projects on Abaco and elsewhere in The Bahamas where projects have been started but never completed or have been abandoned (e.g., Schooner Bay, Serenity Point, Ginn Bahamas), leaving environmental damage without

Antigua PM Browne rejects idea of LIAT’s closure Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne says his government will never allow LIAT to go under because of the financial challenges it is currently facing. He was responding to a recent statement by the chairman of LIAT’s shareholder governments – Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – that the lack of financial input from some regional countries served by the airline could bring about its imminent closure. “Even if the payments were not made, they will be made,” Browne said of Antigua and Barbuda’s contribution. Gonsalves, over the weekend, stated that most of the countries served by the airline were not responding favorably to the carrier’s request for a US $5.4 million injection to ensure its survival. On the other hand, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne Minister, Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst, told OBSERVER media yesterday that Antigua and Barbuda has remained true to its commitment to a US $1 million investment in the struggling airline and is encouraging other governments to make the necessary sacrifice “Antigua and Barbuda did abide by its promise to provide LIAT with more than one million dollars…we are very much aware

that LIAT is not only a requirement that has to exist,” Hurst said in response to the Vincentian leader’s claims that Grenada was the only government that acceded to LIAT’s request by pumping approximately one million dollars into it. Antigua and Barbuda, which has 69 departures, was expected to make its million-dollar contribution by March 15th. Notwithstanding this, Hurst emphasized his hope that Gonsalves’ prediction does not actualize and that the Caribbean airline will pull through, saying, “There are about 700 LIAT workers stationed here in Antigua and we have a great interest in securing the jobs and ensuring that LIAT continues to do the service that it has done since 1956.” Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the four shareholders governments that support LIAT financially.

Hugh Riley retires as CTO Secretary General after ten years at the helm BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The region’s tourism development agency is to begin the search for a new secretary general to replace the departing Hugh Riley. Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbadosheadquartered Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in August 2009 after acting for a year, has gone on pre-retirement leave ahead of his departure at the end of June this year. The organisation’s director of finance, Neil Walters, will act in the position until a successor is appointed. The secretary general is the public face and chief spokesperson of the CTO, and provides the

organisation with visionary leadership, strong direction and clarity to its policy development. The holder of the post is responsible for implementing the vision of the organisation based on the strategic direction set by the council of ministers and commissioners of tourism and the CTO board of directors. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados, offices in New York and London and representation in Canada, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of the region’s finest countries and territories including Dutch, English,

Hugh Riley French and Spanish-speaking, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.

providing the promised economic benefits to the communities involved,” the letter said. “Before conducting any further discussion on this project, the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) should secure performance bonds for an amount equal to at least 125 percent of the $580 million estimated cost of the project, i.e., a minimum bond of $725 million.” The letter claimed that the project proposal would also see significant impact on the Abaco parrot, the Kirtland’s warbler, bonefish, corals, commercial scalefish, whales and dolphins, and also fresh water resources. Negative impacts It further noted that the project would see negative impacts to local fishermen, to Bahamian bonefishing guides and lodge owners, to Abaco’s tourism image, to the growing birdwatching industry and to the historical sites surrounding the proposed project. “The proposed development in South Abaco by Mr. Ben-Zur emphasizes the need to elevate environmental issues with policymakers,” the letter said. “We strongly recommend that before any further consideration of this proposed project continues, all relevant stakeholders be given enough time to thoroughly review and comment on the complete proposal that was submitted to the government of The Bahamas along with the environmental impact assessment upon its completion.

BVI cop charged for leaking information to criminals

Starcy Huggins Interdicted police officer Starcy Huggins has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence for leaking police information back in 2013. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo handed down the sentence on Wednesday. Huggins’ suspended sentence mandates that she will only serve two years in prison if she commits another offence within the next two years. The court heard that her no previous convictions, her son’s illness, and the fact that the matter has been before the court for more than four years were considered factors that served in the convicted cop’s favour. On the other hand, the seriousness of the offence and the breach of trust were some of the aggravating factors in the matter, the court heard. However, Magistrate DaBreo pointed out that while she understood that the offence was a serious one, “justice will be served” with the suspended sentence. In the meantime, Huggins’ attorney Stacy Abel told BVI News that the sentence was indeed just. “I believe it (the sentence) is in keeping with the sentences that have been handed down before. Miss Huggins has been on bail since that time. To now come at this late stage now even though she has been convicted, I don’t feel that it would serve anything to anybody if she went to jail now,” the attorney said. “I really believe that this would have been an injustice.” What happened The court heard that on November 29, 2013, Huggins who was part of a covert police operation, reportedly alerted two criminal suspects that police was on to them.


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Former Vice President Biden launches White House bid as Democrat frontrunner Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate who has made his appeal to working-class voters who deserted the Democrats in 2016 a key part of his political identity, launched a bid for the White House on Thursday as the party’s instant frontrunner. Biden announced the third presidential bid of his career by video on YouTube and other social media. He is expected to make his first public appearance as a candidate on Monday at an event in Pittsburgh featuring union members, a key constituency. In his video, Biden drew a stark contrast between himself and President Donald Trump. “Everything that has made America America is at stake,” he said, adding: “I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and let that happen.” Biden, 76, had been wrestling for months over whether to run. His candidacy will face numerous questions, including whether he is too old and too centrist for a Democratic Party yearning for fresh faces and increasingly propelled by its more vocal liberal wing. Biden starts as leader of the pack in opinion polls of a Democratic field of 20 contenders seeking a chance to challenge Trump, the likely Republican nominee, in November 2020. Critics say his standing in polls

is largely a function of name recognition for the former U.S. senator from Delaware, whose more than four decades in public service includes eight years as President Barack Obama’s No. 2 in the White House. Obama’s spokeswoman Katie Hill said in a statement after Biden’s announcement that Obama has long said selecting Biden to be his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made. The statement fell short of a formal endorsement, but said Obama relied on Biden’s insight, knowledge and judgement through both election campaigns and his entire presidency. As speculation about his bid mounted, Biden faced new questions about his propensity for touching and kissing strangers at political events, with several women coming forward to say he had made them feel uncomfortable. Biden struggled in his response to the concerns, at times joking about his behavior. But ultimately, he apologized and said he recognized standards for personal conduct had evolved in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Trump and his allies seized on the flap, attempting to weaken the incumbent president’s likely top rival before Biden entered the race. Even so, Biden was determined to push forward, arguing that his background, experience and resume best positioned him to take on Trump next year. In a speech to union members in April, Biden called Trump a “tragedy

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in this still image taken from a video released April 25, 2019 in two acts.” “This country can’t afford more years of a president looking to settle personal scores,” he said. In his announcement on Thursday, Biden held up the example of the August 2017 attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed a female counterprotester as a defining moment for the nation. “It was there ... we saw (Ku Klux) Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open ... bearing the fangs of racism,” Biden said, criticizing Trump’s remarks at the time that there were “very fine people on both sides.” There was no moral equivalence between racists and those fighting such

inequality, he said. “In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime,” said Biden. Biden’s candidacy will offer early hints about whether Democrats are more interested in finding a centrist who can win over the white workingclass voters who backed Trump in 2016, or someone who can fire up the party’s diverse progressive wing, such as Senators Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, or Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. His long history in the Senate, where Biden was a leading voice on foreign policy, will give liberal activists plenty to criticize. As Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, he angered women’s rights activists with his handling of sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas during the justice’s 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. He also has been censured over his ties to the financial industry, which is prominent in his home state of Delaware, and for his authorship of a 1994 crime act that led to increased incarceration rates. Biden has been one of the party’s more aggressive Trump critics. Last year, he said he would have “beat the hell” out of Trump if the two were in high school because of the way the president has talked about women. That prompted Trump to call him “Crazy Joe Biden” and to claim on Twitter that Biden would “go down fast and hard, crying all the way” if they fought.

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would “no longer have to suffer.” The body, believed to be that of Andrew “AJ” Freund, was covered in plastic and buried in a shallow grave in a rural area of Woodstock in McHenry County, Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said. Black said investigators went to the site after they interviewed the boy’s parents overnight and presented them with cellphone evidence. Woodstock is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Chicago and a few miles from the family’s home in Crystal Lake. “This is not the outcome that

we want to talk about ... but it is the unfortunate result,” said Jeffrey Sallet, who runs the FBI in northern Illinois. The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, each face charges of first-degree murder and other crimes. An email seeking comment was sent to Cunningham’s lawyer. It wasn’t immediately known if Freund has a lawyer. The couple reported AJ missing last Thursday, telling officers they had last seen him at bedtime the previous night. Freund told a dispatcher that they’d checked “closets, the basement, the garage, everywhere,” but investigators quickly knocked down the possibility of a kidnapping. Speaking to reporters, Black had a message for AJ’s relatives: “It is my hope that you may have some solace in

knowing that AJ is no longer suffering and his killers have been brought to justice.” Crystal Lake police had visited the house over the years, according to records released by the department. One report described the home as littered with dog feces and urine, including a child’s bedroom where the “smell of feces was overwhelming.” Another report said the house was “cluttered, dirty and in disrepair,” and sometimes without electricity. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, known as DCFS, had contact with the family since AJ was born with opiates in his body in 2013. The Northwest Herald said he was in foster care for two years before being returned to his parents. A younger brother was removed from the home

last week. Black said the cause of AJ’s death remains under investigation. Police removed several items from the home, including a shovel, mattress, paper bags and a plastic storage tub. “We know you are at peace playing in heaven’s playground and are happy you no longer have to suffer,” the police chief said in a public message intended for the boy. DCFS acting director Marc Smith said AJ’s death was “heartbreaking.” “The department is committed to conducting a comprehensive review of the entirety of our work with Andrew’s family to understand our shortcomings and to be fully transparent with the public on any steps we are taking to address the issues,” Smith said in a written statement.

Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas. The 49-year-old Byrd was alive for at least 2 miles (3 kilometers) before his body was ripped to pieces in the early morning

hours of June 7, 1998. Prosecutors said Byrd was targeted because he was black. King was openly racist and had offensive tattoos on his body, including one of a black man with a noose around his neck hanging from a tree, according to authorities. King, 44, was put to death at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. He was the fourth inmate executed this year in the U.S. and the third in Texas, the nation’s busiest capital punishment state. King kept his eyes closed as witnesses arrived in the death chamber and never

turned his head toward relatives of his victim. Asked by Warden Bill Lewis if he had a final statement, King replied: “No.” Within seconds, the lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital began taking effect. He took a few barely audible breaths and had no other movement. He was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. CDT, 12 minutes after the drug began. In a statement released after his execution, King said: “Capital punishment: them without the capital get the punishment.” Byrd’s sister, Clara Taylor, who watched King die, said he “showed no remorse

then and showed no remorse tonight.” “The execution for his crime was just punishment,” she said. “I felt nothing — no sense of relief, no sense of happy this is over with.” As witnesses emerged from the prison, about two dozen people standing down the street began to cheer. The killing of Byrd was a hate crime that put a national spotlight on Jasper, a town of about 7,600 residents near the Texas-Louisiana border that was branded with a racist stigma it has tried to shake off ever since. Local officials say the reputation is undeserved.


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WORLD NEWS Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, the Jupiter Police Department and the case’s lead detective violated their rights to privacy when they were videotaped in January receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. The lawsuit was originally filed Friday with 17 accusers. It alleges that Jupiter police unlawfully obtained the warrants allowing them to install cameras. None of the 31 has been charged with a crime, according to the lawsuit. It seeks unspecified monetary and punitive damages and to have the video recordings blocked from public release and ultimately destroyed. “It is horrific when you think about the scenario,” said Joseph Tacopina, a New York attorney who filed the suit. “It is akin to going to a bathroom. You are in a state of undress and you are being surreptitiously recorded and that recording is now subject to disclosure and being disseminated around the internet. It is an abomination of any form of privacy rights and constitutional rights.” The state attorney’s office declined comment. Jupiter police did not immediately respond to phone and email requests seeking comment. The lawsuit is the latest attack on the legality of the recordings and the warrant that allowed cameras to be installed — issues Kraft and some of the other 24 Orchids of Asia customers charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution have raised in court. The Jupiter police investigation began in October when the department was tipped off by neighboring Martin County investigators that Orchids of Asia was connected to a string of massage parlors between Palm Beach and Orlando that might be involved in human sex trafficking, an allegation since dropped in the Orchids of Asia investigation. Surveillance at Orchids of Asia began Nov. 6. Officers say that over several days they saw men only entering the spa and that they would leave after 30 or 60 minutes. Tacopina said he has statements from women saying they visited the spa during that period. Some male customers were pulled over for traffic violations after they left and admitted to paying for sex acts, the warrants show. On Nov. 14, a female health inspector was sent into the spa. She told officers there was evidence that the three female workers were living in the store, an allegation the lawsuit challenges. Officers then searched trash bins behind the spa and say they found evidence of sexual activity. By mid-January, officers obtained a warrant. To install the cameras in the lobby and massage rooms, officers told Orchids of Asia employees that they needed to inspect a suspicious package and ordered them outside. Kraft’s attorneys and others have argued that installing the cameras violated state law. The law states that audio surveillance can only be used to investigate serious crimes such as murder and kidnapping — not prostitution — and that video surveillance would have an even higher threshold. They want the video thrown out. Authorites “resorted to the most drastic, invasive, indiscriminate spying conceivable by law enforcement -- taking continuous video recordings of private massages in which customers would be stripping naked ... to prosecute what are at most misdemeanor offenses,” Kraft’s attorney, Jack Goldberger, wrote last month in court documents. A hearing on Kraft’s motion is scheduled for Friday. Police say Kraft, 77, first visited two days after the cameras were installed and again the next morning. His second visit came shortly before he flew to Kansas City, where he saw his team defeat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. Investigators say they videotaped Kraft engaging in sex acts during both visits and then handing over cash. Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, handed over a $100 bill and another bill after one visit, records show, and an undetermined amount during the other. Two weeks later, the Patriots won the Super Bowl, their sixth under his ownership. Kraft was charged in late February and has pleaded not guilty, but has apologized for his actions.

$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky’ A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation’s third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel Franco, of West Allis, said he was sorting through $10 worth of quick-pick tickets after the March 27 drawing and thought he had checked all his tickets. Then he saw one last ticket stuck to another one, and recounted to reporters the feeling as he matched the first two numbers, then glanced at the Powerball to see it matched too. “I was going insane,” Franco said. “I looked back at the three other numbers, they all matched. My heart started racing, my blood started pumping, I felt warm. I started screaming.” Franco declined to reveal much about himself at a news conference conducted by Wisconsin Lottery officials, smiling often but deflecting questions such as what he did for a living and what kind of car he drives. Franco did say he quit work the second day after winning, saying he just couldn’t continue. The $768 million prize refers to an annuity option paid over 29 years. The winner also can choose a $477 million cash option, which was the route Franco picked. The state will keep $36.4 million in taxes and the federal government will keep $114.6 million in taxes, leaving Franco with $326 million. Franco said his financial goal before winning the jackpot was getting his bank account to the $1,000 mark. He said he hoped to make some charitable contributions and was prepared for people who might come asking for money. “I’m ready and I know how to say no,” Franco said. “I’m just going to take off somewhere and, honestly, just take my time with it, think it over, talk to my family and make sure I spent it in the right way.” Under Wisconsin law, winners cannot remain anonymous. Franco said as soon as he realized he had won he started feeling paranoid and put his winning ticket in a safe. “I got that paranoia when you think the whole world is after you,” he said. “I thought there was somebody behind me every single day. It’s hard living your life when you have

Manuel Franco of West Allis, Wis., winner of second-highest Powerball lottery in history, attends a news conference at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 the ticket everybody wants.” He didn’t offer any specific incidents or exchanges with anyone that made him feel afraid. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and state Rep. Gary Tauchen, both Republicans, introduced a bill moments after the news conference ended that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. The legislators said in a memo seeking co-sponsors that it’s unfortunate Franco “is now being forced to publicly expose his identity in order to collect his winnings. This type of public display often makes lottery winners targets of fraud, abuse and harassment.” Lottery officials frequently cite transparency and public trust in their games as reasons for publicly identifying winners. Drawings can be rigged; former Multi-State Lottery Association information security director Eddie Tipton admitted in 2017 to manipulating software so he could predict winning numbers on certain days of the year. Tipton, his brother and a friend fixed jackpots that paid $2.61 million to them and their associates in four states. Patty Mayers, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue, which runs the lottery, said the lottery has always operated on the basis that more transparency is better. She noted there’s no requirement that winners hold news conferences as Franco did. Franco’s winning ticket was sold on March 27 at a Speedway

gas station in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people roughly 14 miles (23 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee. The gas station will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket. The jackpot is the thirdlargest behind the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016 and a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina last October. The prize is also the largest jackpot in Wisconsin history. The win comes almost exactly two years after Wisconsin hit its last Powerball jackpot, when a Milwaukee resident won $156.2 million on March 22, 2017. The odds of matching all six balls in the Powerball drawing were 1 in 292.2 million. The winning numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44 and 62. Seven tickets matched all five white balls but missed matching the red Powerball to win a $1 million prize. Those tickets were sold in Arizona, two in California, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Two other tickets sold in Kansas and Minnesota matched all five white balls and doubled the prize to $2 million since the tickets included the Power Play option for an additional $1. Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their prison-like home more than a year ago, the two adult children of David and Louise Turpin described how they had gained control of their lives and, despite receiving little education at home, were now enrolled in college and learning simple things, including how to ride a bike, swim and prepare a meal. They are still thin from years of malnutrition. “I cannot describe in words what we went through growing up,” said the oldest son, now 27. “Sometimes I still have nightmares

of things that have happened, such as my siblings being chained up or getting beaten. But that is the past and this is now. I love my parents and have forgiven them for a lot of the things that they did to us.” The hearing put an end to a shocking case that had gone unnoticed until a 17-yearold girl escaped from the home in January 2018 and called 911. Investigators discovered a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. The children — ages 2 to 29 — had been chained to beds, forced to live in squalor, fed only once a day, allowed to shower only once a year and deprived of toys and games. They slept during the day and were active a few hours at night. As her children spoke from a lectern, 50-year-old Louise Turpin

sobbed and dabbed her eyes with tissues. “I’m sorry for everything I’ve done to hurt my children,” she said. “I love my children so much.” Her husband, who was shaking and could not initially read from a written statement, let his lawyer speak for him until he regained his composure. He did not apologize for the abuse but wished his children well in with their educations and future careers and hoped they would visit him. He then began sobbing. Jack Osborn, a lawyer representing the seven adult Turpin children, said they understand the consequences of their parents’ actions and are working hard toward forgiving them. Some plan to talk with their parents eventually, but others want no contact with them for 10 years.


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Egyptian voters back constitutional changes giving more power to President Sisi Nearly 90 percent of Egyptian voters in a referendum have approved constitutional changes, the election commission said on Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Voter turnout during the threeday referendum was 44.33 percent and 88.83 percent of those taking part approved the amendments while 11.17 percent voted no, the commission said. “These (changes) are effective from now as your constitution,” commission Chairman Lasheen Ibrahim said after he announced the result on state TV, adding that more than 23.4 million voters had endorsed the changes in the referendum. The amendments will extend Sisi’s current term to six years from four and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024 and to appoint one or more vice presidents. They will also grant the president control over appointing head judges and the public prosecutor from a pool of candidates, and give Egypt’s powerful military the role of protecting “the constitution and democracy”. Michele Dunne, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment

A man walks in front of a banner reading, “Yes to the constitutional amendments, for a better future”, with a photo of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before the approaching referendum on constitutional amendments in Cairo, Egypt April 16, 2019 for International Peace, questioned the credibility of the turnout figure announced. “Rather than being a reflection of actual data, the announced 44 percent turnout is more likely an attempt to portray this as the most legitimate constitutional referendum, as it has the highest turnout ever reported,” she said. A group of opposition figures, who launched an online campaign

Brazil court trims Lula sentence, opening door to partial detention Brazil’s jailed former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions. The popular politician began serving a 12year prison sentence a year ago on a corruption and money-laundering conviction for accepting a luxury beachside apartment as a bribe from an engineering company in the “Carwash” graft scandal. The Superior Court of Justice, the country’s second-highest court, reduced Lula’s sentence to eight years and 10 months, arguing that it was increased excessively by an appeals court last year. With his time already served, Lula, who denies any wrongdoing, could gain the right by September to finish his term with his days free from jail, although he would still have to spend his nights in a prison cell. That partial release would depend on an appeals court decision on his second conviction for corruption and money laundering for receiving bribes by two construction and engineering firms by way of funding improvements in a country house he and his family used. If the appeals court upholds that conviction and a second 12-year, 11-month sentence without considering Tuesday’s decision, the 73-year-old Lula would find his hopes for a partial release dashed.

opposing the amendments that was later blocked in Egypt, also cast doubt about the result. They said that the voting process was undemocratic and left no room for Egyptians to express opposing views. “Sisi’s machine of oppression has denied the Egyptian people’s right to express their opinions, thus obstructing all possible peaceful ways for the Egyptians to express their rejection,” the

opposition members said in a statement. They added that the government had used public money to distribute electoral bribes. “We do not recognize this outcome, resulting from a sham referendum, and consider it completely null and void, both formally and substantively,” they said. The electoral commission said on Monday afternoon it had not received any formal complaints about any irregularities. The commission says it has strict measures to ensure a fair and free vote, posting judges at each polling station and using special ink to prevent multiple voting. Sisi expressed his “appreciation and pride” on Twitter to the Egyptian people who he said had “dazzled the world with their awareness of the challenges” facing Egypt by participating in the referendum. Sisi’s supporters say he has stabilised Egypt and needs more time to reform and develop the economy. Critics fear the constitutional changes will shrink any remaining space for political competition and debate, paving the way for a long period of oneman rule.

Mexico sends home more migrants as Trump ramps up pressure Mexico has returned 15,000 migrants in the past 30 days, a senior government official said on Tuesday, pointing to an uptick in deportations in the face of pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to stem the flow of people north. Speaking at a news conference, Tonatiuh Guillen, head of the National Migration Institute, did not say where those people were returned to, but the majority of migrants moving through Mexico are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Guillen said that 11,800 people had been returned in the first 22 days of April. That compares with 9,650 for all of April last year. A third of all migrants currently arriving in Mexico are minors and there are also now more than 1,000 Cuban migrants in the southern Mexican state of

Chiapas and another 2,000 in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Guillen told reporters. Cubans are increasingly traveling to Mexico to reach the U.S. border to request asylum, many of them citing political repression and bleak economic prospects on the Communistruled island as their motivation. Speaking alongside Guillen, Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said Mexico was not to blame for an “unprecedented” increase in the number of Central American migrants entering the country. In fact, most Central American migrants say they are running away from the rampant gang violence and lack of opportunities stemming from entrenched poverty and corruption back home. Sanchez noted Mexico had an obligation to control its southern border with Guatemala

and that people entering the country must respect Mexican laws and register with authorities, after a recent clash between border agents and migrants. Following a surge in apprehensions of Central Americans trying to enter the United States, Trump last month threatened to close the U.S.Mexico border if the Mexican government did not stop illegal immigration right away. More than 100,000 people were apprehended or presented themselves to U.S. authorities in March, according to the White House, calling it the highest number in a decade. The administration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stepped up migrant detentions and tightened access to humanitarian visas, slowing the flow of caravans north and leaving hundreds of people stuck in the south.

Royal expert says William and Harry went through ‘challenging times’ over Meghan Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harrystirred headlines over the weekend when they appeared noticeably distant during church services — but some royal experts say the future king of England still has great love for his sibling. “William is very protective of Harry,” Katie Nicholl told Fox News. “He loves Harry. There has always been an unbreakable brotherly bond… I’m not sure the relationship is what it used to be. But relationships evolve over time and I think theirs was always going to change when Harry married.” Nicholl, a British best-selling author and royal correspondent for Vanity Fair, recently published “Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love,” which presents an in-depth look at Harry’s romance with former American actress Meghan Markle and how their

high-profile union is reshaping the monarchy. It features interviews with friends close to the couple, those who have worked with Harry, as well as palace aides, among others. Nicholl said “there have been issues over a number of factors” between William, 36, and Harry, 34. And some of those disagreements possibly occurred when Harry began dating Markle, 37. “I’m told from very reliable sources that the relationship has gone through challenging times since Harry started dating Meghan,” explained Nicholl. “I’m told that privately William was concerned about how quickly the relationship had moved.” “William wanted to make sure that Harry was making the right decision,” continued Nicholl. “And I think what was intended as wellmeaning, brotherly concern and a bit

of advice went down quite badly with Harry, who felt that William wasn’t being as supportive as he might’ve been. So there has certainly been tensions between the brothers.” Harry and Markle officially tied the knot in May 2018 during a televised ceremony. The couple, due to welcome their firstborn sometime this spring, recently left Kensington Palace for Frogmore Cottage, on Queen Elizabeth II’s estate. The move will separate the duo from William and his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Nicholl shared that according to her sources, the move was muchneeded for the brothers. “Moving forward, with the benefit of not living on top of each other at Kensington Palace and with the infrastructure of having their own household, I think the relationship will

go from strength to strength from now on,” she said. “I hope so because they’re not just two of the world’s most popular princes, they’re two of the world’s favorite brothers.” And while William initially expressed concerned over Harry’s relationship with Markle, Nicholl said he’s realizing that Markle is giving Harry some stability. “I think William sees how happy Meghan makes Harry,” said Nicholl. “I think he’s quite impressed by Meghan, her work ethic, how quickly she’s adapted to royal life. Of course… the jury is still out. But actually, I think William has realized that Meghan is probably the best thing to happen to Harry. And their father Charles, the Prince of Wales, thinks Meghan is wonderful.”


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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes Saudi Arabia on Tuesday Among those executed beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most three years ago were four Shiites, of them minority Shiites, in a mass including prominent Shiite execution across the country for cleric Nimr al-Nimr, whose death alleged terrorism-related crimes. It sparked protests from Pakistan also publicly pinned the executed to Iran and the ransacking of the body and severed head of a Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Saudiconvicted Sunni extremist to a Iran ties have not recovered and pole as a warning to others. the embassy remains shuttered. The executions were King Salman ratified likely to stoke further regional and by royal decree Tuesday’s mass sectarian tensions between rivals execution and that of 2016. The Saudi Arabia and Iran. king, who has empowered his Saudi dissident Ali Al- son Crown Prince Mohammed Ahmed, who runs the Gulf bin Salman, has asserted a bolder Institute in Washington, identified and more decisive leadership style 34 of those executed as Shiites than previous monarchs since based on the names announced by ascending to the throne in 2015. the Interior Ministry. The kingdom and its Sunni “This is the largest led Arab allies have also been mass execution of Shiites in the emboldened by U.S. President kingdom’s history,” he said. Donald Trump’s unwavering Amnesty International dedication to pressuring Iran’s also confirmed the majority of Shiite clerical leadership, which those executed were Shiite men. includes his decision to pull out of The rights group said they were a nuclear agreement with Iran and convicted “after sham trials” that re-impose punishing sanctions to relied on confessions extracted cripple its economy. through torture. Al-Ahmed described It marked the largest Tuesday’s executions as a politically number of executions in a single motivated message to Iran. day in Saudi Arabia since Jan. 2, “This is political,” he said. 2016, when the kingdom executed “They didn’t have to execute these 47 people for terrorism-related people, but it’s important for them crimes in what was the largest to ride the American anti-Iranian mass execution carried out by wave.” Saudi authorities since 1980. The Interior Ministry’s

statement said those executed had adopted extremist ideologies and formed terrorist cells with the aim of spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife. It said the individuals had been found guilty according to the law and ordered executed by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which specializes in terrorism trials, and the country’s high court. The individuals were found guilty of attacking security installations with explosives, killing a number of security officers and cooperating with enemy organizations against the interests of the country, the Interior Ministry said. It brings the number of people executed since the start of the year to around 100, according to official announcements. Last year, the kingdom executed 149 people, most of them drug smugglers convicted of nonviolent crimes, according to Amnesty’s most recent figures. Executions are traditionally carried out after midday prayers. Public displays of the bodies of executed men last for around three hours until late afternoon prayers, with the severed head and body hoisted to the top of a pole overlooking a main square.

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turned 93 on Easter Sunday Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. She was joined by Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, whose wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting their first child in the coming weeks and did not attend. Harry and Meghan did post a birthday greeting for the queen on their Instagram page: “Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day! Harry & Meghan.” The queen’s birthday is marked this year by an unusual sunny spell that has sent flowers blooming on the extensive castle grounds. Sunday is the first of two

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waves to the public as she leaves after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England Sunday, April 21, 2019 birthday celebrations each year for the queen. She marks her official birthday in June with the Trooping the Color parade. The two-birthday tradition dates back more than 250 years, when it was instituted by King George II. Elizabeth is the longest-

reigning monarch in British history. She still maintains an active schedule, although she does not travel as often as she used to. Her 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has retired from public duties and did not attend the service.

India voter ‘chops off finger’ after voting for wrong party

Mr Kumar says he voted for the “wrong” political party An Indian voter says he chopped off his index finger after realising he had voted for the “wrong” political party. Pawan Kumar says he accidentally ended up voting for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a video that has gone viral. He wanted to vote for a regional party - but was confused by the many symbols on the voting machine. Every voter’s index finger is marked with indelible ink after they cast their ballot. He cast his vote on Thursday in Bulandshahr in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This was the second phase of polling in the Indian general election. “I wanted to vote for the elephant, but I voted for the flower by mistake,” Mr Kumar can be heard saying in the video. He is referring to the party symbols displayed on the voting machine next to the name of each candidate. While the BJP’s symbol is a lotus, the elephant is the symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a regional heavyweight that has allied with two other regional parties against the BJP. Party symbols play a big role in India’s elections because they are easy to identify in a country where literacy is low in many parts. There are also numerous regional parties and alliances, which often confuse voters. Mr Kumar is a Dalit (formerly known as untouchables) - a crucial vote bank for the BSP. Thursday’s vote was seen as important for India’s powerful regional parties, which dominate politics in their states and are fronted by charismatic local politicians. The election is taking place over seven stages, with votes being counted on 23 May. There are 900 million eligible voters, making this the biggest election the world has ever seen.

Lawsuit says TGI Fridays potato skins contain no potato skins It is acceptable to sell French Troncoso said the Idaho Potato fries that are not made in France, but Commission and others inside and a new lawsuit says it is not acceptable outside the industry have associated to sell potato skin snack chips that potato skins with healthy eating are not made from potato skins. since they started appearing on A New York City woman restaurant menus a half-century ago. It said TGI Fridays’ on Wednesday sued TGI Fridays, in a proposed class action claiming misleading packaging for its bacon that the company, known for its ranch, cheddar and bacon, and restaurants, misleads consumers by sour cream and onion potato skins selling “Potato Skins” snacks that snacks defrauded Troncoso and contain potato flakes and potato other consumers into purchasing an starch, but no skins. “inferior product,” either by mistake The lawsuit by Solange or at a “full” price.

“The presence of potato skins imparts a further value in the eyes of reasonable consumers,” according to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, which seeks unspecified damages. Troncoso said she sued after paying $1.99 last June for a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins at a convenience store in the borough of the Bronx, where she lives. TGI Fridays did not immediately respond to requests for

comment. The private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners became majority owner of the Carrollton, Texas-based company in 2014. In a Feb. 2017 Eater article cited in the complaint, Richard Melman, chairman of Chicagobased restaurant company Lettuce Entertain You, said he began serving potato skins in 1971 after his brother read how sailors ate them to stave off illness.


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Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1 billion worth of gold from Africa in 2016, more than any other country and up from $1.3 billion in 2006. The total weight was 446 tonnes, in varying degrees of purity – up from 67 tonnes in 2006. Much of the gold was not recorded in the exports of African states. Five trade economists interviewed by Reuters said this indicates large amounts of gold are leaving Africa with no taxes being paid to the states that produce them. Previous reports and studies have highlighted the black-market trade in gold mined by people, including children, who have no ties to big business, and dig or pan for it with little official oversight. No-one can put an exact figure on the total value that is leaving Africa. But the Reuters analysis gives an estimate of the scale. Reuters assessed the volume of the illicit trade by comparing total imports into the UAE with the exports declared by African states.

Industrial mining firms in Africa told Reuters they did not send their gold to the UAE – indicating that its gold imports from Africa come from other, informal sources. Informal methods of gold production, known in the industry as “artisanal” or small-scale mining, are growing globally. They have provided a livelihood to millions of Africans and help some make more money than they could dream of from traditional trades. But the methods leak chemicals into rocks, soil and rivers. And African governments such as Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia complain that gold is now being illegally produced and smuggled out of their countries on a vast scale, sometimes by criminal operations, and often at a high human and environmental cost. Artisanal mining began as small-time ventures. But the “romantic” era of individual mining has given way to “largescale and dangerous” operations run by foreign-controlled criminal syndicates, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo told a mining conference in February. Ghana is Africa’s second-largest gold producer. Not everyone in the chain is breaking the law. Miners, some of them working legally, typically

An artisanal gold miner holds a gold nugget at an unlicensed mine in Gaoua, Burkina Faso, February 13, 2018 sell the gold to middlemen. The middlemen either fly the gold out directly or trade it across Africa’s porous borders, obscuring its origins before couriers carry it out of the continent, often in hand luggage. For example, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major gold producer but one whose official exports amount to a fraction of its estimated production: Most is smuggled into neighboring Uganda and Rwanda. “It is of course worrisome for us but we have very little leverage to stop it,” said Thierry Boliki, director of the CEEC, the Congolese government body that is meant to register, value and tax high-value minerals like gold.

U.S. accuses pair of stealing secrets, spying on GE to aid China

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion Facebook said it could face a fine of up to $5 billion as the result of an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The agency has been investigating Facebook for possible privacy violations, but has not announced any findings yet. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty. The one-time charge slashed Facebook’s first-quarter net income considerably, although revenue grew by 25% in the period. The FTC has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy. Investors shrugged off the charge and sent the company’s stock up nearly 5% to $190.89 in after-hours trading. Facebook has had several high-profile privacy lapses in the past couple of years. The FTC has been looking into Facebook’s involvement with the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica scandal since last March. That company accessed the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their consent. The social network said Wednesday that its net income was $2.43 billion, or 85 cents per share in the January-March period. That’s down 51% from $4.99 billion, or $1.69 per share, a year earlier, largely as a result of the $3 billion charge. Revenue grew 26% to $15.08 billion from a year earlier. Excluding the charge, Facebook earned $1.89 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of $1.62 per share and revenue of $14.98 billion. Facebook’s monthly user base grew 8% to 2.38 billion. Daily users grew 8% to 1.56 billion.

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

Arizona ended a decade of A former engineer and a Chinese files containing details about design businessman have been charged with models, engineering drawings and other resistance to restrictions on using a economic espionage and conspiring to specifications related to the company’s cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing steal trade secrets from General Electric gas and steam turbines. Co to benefit China, according to an Prosecutors say he emailed the holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban indictment unsealed by the U.S. Justice files to Zhang, who was located in China. Department on Tuesday. GE said in a statement it has texting and the 18th to ban hand-held The indictment against the “been in close cooperation with the FBI phone use while driving, according to former GE engineer, Xiaoqing Zheng, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for some the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. and Chinese businessman Zhaoxi time on this matter.” Bills to restrict phone use while Zhang, comes after Zheng was initially The two men allegedly used the charged in August in connection with stolen information to advance their own driving have been introduced for years the alleged theft. It marks the first time business interests in two turbine research but haven’t advanced amid concerns by the U.S. government has formally said and development companies - Liaoning Republican lawmakers about creating a the scheme was carried out to benefit Tianyi Aviation Technology Co Ltd and “nanny state” that overregulates behavior. Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, middle, smiles The death of a police officer hit after signing into law a bill regarding distracted China and that the Chinese government Nanjing Tianyi Avi Tech Co Ltd. provided “financial and other support.” The indictment adds that by a distracted driver last winter, driving as he is joined by legislators, like bill sponsor According to the indictment, the pair received financial and other heartbreaking stories from others who Kate Brophy McGee, left, R-Phoenix, members of Zheng stole the proprietary data on GE’s support from the Chinese government lost loved ones in car crashes linked to law enforcement and family members of victims of turbine technology by encrypting the files through those two companies, and they cellphone use, and a wave of restrictions distracted drivers, during a ceremony at the Arizona on his computer and secretly embedding coordinated with Chinese government enacted by local governments across the Capitol Monday, April 22, 2019, in Phoenix state convinced lawmakers the time was immediately and can write tickets them into a digital photograph of sunset officials. starting in 2021, though the more than before emailing the photograph to his According to the indictment, ripe for change. “Let’s send a message that that two dozen cities, towns and counties personal email. Zheng told GE in February 2016 that he Zheng, 56, pleaded not guilty on was operating an aviation parts supply text message can wait. It’s not worth with their own restrictions on phone use Tuesday and was allowed to remain free company in China with his brothers, your life,” the Republican governor said can continue to enforce their laws in the meantime. Lawmakers hope the delay on bond. His attorney Kevin Luibrand and asked permission to ensure it did before signing the bill. Ducey said momentum changed will give people time to learn about the declined to comment. not violate any rules about conflicts The charges are the latest in a of interest. GE approved his proposal, thanks in large part to the advocacy of new law before they’re subjected to fines handful of cases brought by the Justice asking that he protect the company’s Toni Townsend, whose son, Salt River ranging from $75 to $250. tribal police officer Clayton Townsend, “There is a law that’s been signed Department since last year as part of intellectual property. a broader crackdown by the Trump About a year later, around was killed in January while he was into effect, but we need to change our administration, which has vowed to November or December 2017, GE standing next to a vehicle he’d stopped behaviors today,” Toni Townsend said. fight Chinese theft of corporate secrets, discovered a large number of encrypted on a Scottsdale freeway. Authorities said “We don’t have to wait for the law. A lot the driver who hit him was texting his of lives can be saved. We’re educating cheating through intellectual property files saved on Zheng’s computer. starting today.” theft, illegal corporate subsidies and the By July 2018, the company wife. “I think everyone just saw this Ducey declined to say whether use of rules that hamper U.S. corporations learned he had embedded the files in the as such an avoidable death,” Ducey he’ll sign a second bill approved last that want to sell their goods in China. seemingly innocuous photo of a sunset said. “And when someone comes down week that strengthens Arizona’s existing The FBI has said in the past that and emailed them to himself. nearly every one of the agency’s 56 field In interviews with the FBI and speaks with the power and passion distracted driving law, allowing officers offices have investigations into economic in August 2018, prosecutors said he of a mom on behalf of a fallen son, how to make a stop for any action unrelated espionage tied to China. admitted to taking GE files. He also could they not deliver it to the governor’s to driving that creates an immediate hazard. It was proposed as an alternative The 14-count indictment against told agents his companies in China had desk?” Ducey signed the bill surrounded to restricting cellphone use that wouldn’t the pair charges that Zheng, who worked received grant money from the Chinese by Townsend’s relatives and others who specifically target a driver’s behavior, at GE Power & Water in Schenectady, government. lost a relative to distracted driving. which some Republicans found more New York, stole multiple electronic Officers can issue warnings palatable.


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The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen. The tabloid has been embroiled in highprofile scandals involving US President Donald Trump and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The sale terms were not disclosed but the Washington Post reported a sale price of $100m (£77m). In a statement, AMI said it had reached an agreement in principle with Mr Cohen to sell the title’s US and UK editions, along with the Globe and National Examiner. “The sale of these brands shows their vitality in today’s newsstand marketplace where they continue to generate nearly $30 million in profit annually,” AMI chief executive David Pecker said. Mr Cohen’s family built the Hudson chain of airport newsstands. The family now owns US magazine and book distributor Hudson News Distributors. “Year after year, the Enquirer has continued to be one of the best-selling and most profitable newsstand titles,” Mr Cohen said. He said he plans to boost the National Enquirer’s video and documentary collaborations, as well as its theme park business. The National Enquirer is best known for its outlandish celebrity gossip and crime coverage. Last year the publisher admitted to helping Mr Trump’s presidential campaign bury a report about an alleged extramarital affair with a former Playboy model. Federal prosecutors announced in December that AMI had admitted paying Karen McDougal $150,000 for a “catch and kill” on her story in the run-up to the 2016 election. In February, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accused its owners of trying to blackmail him over lewd photographs. He said AMI wanted him to stop investigating how they had obtained his private messages. Earlier this month the publisher announced it was looking for a buyer for the 93-year-old title. The tabloid was originally founded as The New York Evening Enquirer back in 1926, when it was distributed as a broadsheet on a Sunday. At its peak it had a weekly circulation of millions, but the internet has had a huge impact on sales.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in plain text, making it possible for its thousands of employees to search them. It said the passwords were stored on internal company servers, where no outsiders could access them. Facebook said in a blog post Thursday that it now estimates that “millions” of Instagram users were affected by the lapse, instead of the “tens of thousands” it had originally reported. It had also said in March that the issue affected “hundreds of millions” of Facebook Lite users and millions of Facebook users. Facebook Lite is designed for people with older phones or slow internet connections.

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles U.S. auto safety regulators the end of next year. About 100 have expanded an investigation million inflators are to be recalled into malfunctioning air bag worldwide. controls to include 12.3 million On April 19, NHTSA vehicles equipped with bags that upgraded the ZF-TRW probe from may not inflate in a crash. The a preliminary evaluation to an problem could be responsible for as engineering analysis, which is a many as eight deaths. step closer toward seeking recalls. Vehicles made by Toyota, So far, only Hyundai and Kia and Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi Fiat Chrysler have issued recalls and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 in the case. Four deaths that may through 2019 model years are have been caused by the problem included in the probe, which was were reported in Hyundai-Kia revealed Tuesday in documents vehicles and three in Fiat Chrysler posted by the National Highway automobiles. NHTSA opened Traffic Safety Administration. It an investigation in March of involves air bag control units made 2017 involving the TRW parts in by ZF-TRW that were installed in Hyundais and Kias. the vehicles. The upgrade came after The control units can investigators found two recent fail in a crash, possibly because serious crashes involving 2018 and of unwanted electrical signals 2019 Toyota Corollas in which produced by the crash itself that the air bags did not inflate. One can disable an air bag control person was killed. Toyota said it’s circuit housed in the passenger cooperating in the probe, doing compartment, according to NHTSA its own investigation and will take documents. The electrical signals “any appropriate action.” can damage the control circuit, the Jason Levine, executive documents say. director of the Center for Auto ZF, a German auto parts Safety, a nonprofit consumer group, maker which acquired TRW said the ZF-TRW case shows the Automotive in 2015, said that auto industry thus far has learned it’s committed to safety and is very little from Takata. cooperating with NHTSA and “A single supplier of an automakers in the investigation. important safety component The case is another in a provided what appears to be a long list of problems with auto defective part across multiple industry air bags, including faulty manufacturers and 12 million cars,” and potentially deadly Takata air Levine said. “While the first fatality bag inflators. At least 24 people reports emerged three years ago, it have been killed worldwide and has taken a higher body count for more than 200 injured by the Takata more significant action to be taken inflators, which can explode with by NHTSA and most impacted too much force and hurl dangerous manufacturers remain silent. The shrapnel into the passenger cabin. industry needs to do better.” The inflators touched off the NHTSA said it will take largest series of automotive recalls “appropriate action” based on the in U.S. history with as many as 70 investigation’s findings. million inflators to be recalled by In the ZF-TRW

investigation documents, NHTSA said that it didn’t find any other cases of electrical interference in Hyundai, Kia or Fiat Chrysler vehicles that used the ZF-TRW system but were not recalled. Also, the agency has not identified any other cases of electrical interference in other Toyotas including Corollas, since the company started using the ZF-TRW parts in the 2011 model year. In addition, no electrical interference cases have been identified in Honda or Mitsubishi vehicles with the same parts, the agency said. NHTSA will evaluate how susceptible the air bag control units are to electrical signals as well as other factors that could stop air bags from inflating. The agency also “will evaluate whether an unreasonable risk exists that requires further field action.” Last year, Hyundai and Kia recalled nearly 1.1 million vehicles because of the problem, about a year after NHTSA opened its investigation. Kia vehicles covered included 2010 through 2013 Forte compact cars and 2011 through 2013 Optima midsize cars in the U.S. Also covered are Optima Hybrid and Sedona minivans from 2011 and 2012. Recalled Hyundai vehicles included 2011 through 2013 Sonata midsize cars and the 2011 and 2012 Sonata Hybrid. In 2016, Fiat Chrysler recalled about 1.9 million vehicles worldwide including the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the 2011 through 2014 Chrysler 200, the 2010 through 2012 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 through 2014 Dodge Avenger, the 2010 through 2014 Jeep Patriot and Compass and the 2012 and 2013 Lancia Flavia.

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world’s largest handset maker. Last week, reviewers started posting problems with the device on Twitter, but as of Friday the company did not know the root cause of the screen defects, according to Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, who said he was in direct contact with the company. About 50 units of the $1,980 foldable device had been sent for review to journalists, analysts and bloggers in the United States ahead of a planned April 26 launch, Moorhead said. It was not immediately clear how many of the devices were defective. Four units sent to journalists and a YouTube personality contained problems, according to their posts on Twitter. Samsung declined comment beyond a prepared statement. “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay

the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks,” a Samsung spokesperson said on Monday. Samsung also postponed media events for the device planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai. While Samsung has not said how long the delay could be or whether production of the unit has halted completely, some analysts said the delay was minor compared to the massive recall and production halt that the company endured with its Galaxy Note 7 in 2016. “It’s certainly an embarrassment to Samsung’s reputation but this won’t have much financial impact on them since they created a whole new category of foldables with this product. There is no market share to lose,” said Moorhead, who added that his test version of the phone was working without any issues. Instead of plaudits ahead of the phone’s planned launch, the South Korean conglomerate has been blighted by a handful of technology journalists reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens. Samsung said initial

findings showed that the issues could be associated with impact on exposed areas of the hinges. It also said there were instances where substances found inside the device affected the display performance. Wayne Lam, an analyst with IHS Markit, predicted the issue would likely be resolved within a month. “We all know that Samsung has a technology that works. It’s likely that this glitch is a problem with mass production and the failure is just in the single digit percentage,” he said. Samsung has hailed the folding design as the future in a field that has seen few surprises since Apple Inc’s iPhone in 2007. Chinese rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has also announced a folding handset, the Mate X. Samsung was initially planning to begin South Korean and European sales of the unit in May and Chinese sales from an undisclosed date. AT&T, one of Samsung’s U.S. launch partners for the Galaxy Fold, said the carrier was working to communicate with customers who pre-ordered the device as soon as possible. AT&T did not disclose the number of pre-orders.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING Spa Manager *

Requirements: • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as spa manager at luxury spa of similar size and status • Post secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience • Strong written and verbal skills with documented responsibility for promotions sales and marketing. • Merchandising/visual skills; experience with retail products and apparel goods. • Knowledge of current trends In luxury spa facilities and services • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Duties Include: • Manage the day to day operations of the Fitness Center and Spa Facilities • Maximize profitability by increasing sales of products and services and by managing effectively • Ensure high quality of facility and services to meet international luxury and brand standards and earn global recognition and awards • Experience developing and implementing effective preventative maintenance programs • Demonstrated experience in development budgets and cost saving measures • Develop annual operating and Capex budgets, monitoring and adjusting as needed Starting salary $50,000 per annum not including service charge.

Landscaping Project Manager*

Requirements: • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing the landscaping department of a 5 star Luxury Caribbean Resort. • Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience • Expert knowledge of Zone 9 Caribbean landscaping. • Vast knowledge in horticulture, native plant species and chemical usage towards the prevention of plant disease and insect control. • Must have extensive experience with Irrigation systems and landscape maintenance. • Must have strong supervisory skills and demonstrated experience managing a grounds department. • Must be able to give direction and expertise in areas of basic landscaping, tool safety, chemical usage and operation of lawn equipment. • Must be able and Willing to work all shifts and days Duties Include: • Impeccable maintenance of grounds and landscaping. • Assists in supervising and participating in grounds work. • Ability to identify areas for improvement and keeps abreast of latest trends in regards to plants, irrigation, landscape maintenance and chemical applications. • Ensuring proper utilization and maintenance of equipment. • Managing overall cleanliness of work, storage and space areas.

A/C Technician*

Requirements: • Minimum of 3 years experience as an IT Technician • Post secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience • Must have experience working with Opera and Visual One, Mitel Phone System, Cisco CCTV System, Fiber Optic Music System (fiber optic), Micros, Data Works and Premier Spa • Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems for all systems, and document tracks and reports on deficiencies, progress and follow-up • Must read, speak and write English fluently • Must be able to work all days and shifts and be on call for emergency service request Duties Include: • Providing routine maintenance of hardware, software and systems • Installing/configuring computers/telephones and point of sales equipment and other systems equipment. • Installing, maintaining and repairing wifi system equipment • Installing/maintaining/repairing CCTV System • Repairing/upgrading hardware and software. • Troubleshooting printers/scanners/copiers. • Maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies. • Maintaining server room(s) and ensuring proper security for such. • Completing system backups according to required schedule. • Providing infrastructure support

Waiter/Waitress*

Duties Include: • Serve food and beverages to guests in a prompt manner and anticipate guest needs. • Knowledge of food and beverages on the menu included mix drinks and be aware of any menu items which are not available. • Prepare and arrange food or drinks that are attractive and appetizing to the guests. Starting wages $6.25 per hour plus service charge.

Furniture Conservator - Restorer Manager*

Responsibilities • Establish and/or implement operating procedures and standards for the restoration department. • Team working, in order to work with a range of other professionals and Managers. • Project management, including the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. • Organizational and creative problem-solving skills • Be able to work on a number of projects concurrently • Source materials for use in the conservation and restoration process. • Observing and assessing the state of a piece of furniture to decide on the best way to restore or conserve it. • Combining specialist knowledge of furniture with practical techniques in order to prolong and protect the survival of a piece of furniture. Requirements • Education: High school diploma • Experience: Minimum of five years in position is required • Experience in AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Sketch Up, Excel, Microsoft Office • Conversant with computers • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write briefs, promote and explain complex information clearly. • High Knowledge of types of materials for furniture construction, refurbishment, fabrics, bonding agents • Good drawing skills, including perspective drawing and spatial awareness. Starting salary $33,000.00-$37,000.00 per annum.

Mechanic Technician*

The chosen candidate must have knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance including preventative maintenance to prevent down time on commercial laundry equipment including 250lb washer, flat ironer, folding machines, steam dryers, valet equipment, boilers, 150hp boiler feed tank, steam water heater and chemical injection system.

Duties Include: • Maintain proper preventative maintenance to laundry equipment and boilers. • Maintain proper inventory on designated parts to avoid down time. • Maintain proper amount of chemical injection on boiler feed tank and proper conductivity at boilers. • Preventative maintenance to steam traps and steam lines. Starting salary $7.00 -$9.00 per hour plus service charge

International Procurement Manager

Requirements: • 5+ years experience in international purchasing in a luxury hospitality environment; while negotiating domestic and international contracts, increasing total quality of the goods, and fully organizing proper container shipments. • Post secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. • Must be Computer literate, Microsoft Office, MXP, etc. • Must have advanced knowledge of Food & Beverage quality standards, health compliances and specifications. • Must have product knowledge of food, beverage and hotel consumable/ durable items. • Knowledge of Marine Exchange Procurement is an advantage. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English, with additional other language is an advantage. • Flexible, ability to work independently and under pressure. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. Duties include: • Forecast procurement needs based on historical data and analysis. • Maintain procurement management database. • Upgrade regularly Marine Exchange Procurement software. • Liaise with brokers and support customs clearances. • Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices • Monitor inventory control and spending in order to make recommendations and identify areas for possible savings. • Conduct physical inventories of the storerooms and prepare requisitions for all departments to bring items up to par stock levels. • Supervising and training of Purchasing and Warehouse employees. Starting salary $40,000 not including service charge.

Stewarding Manager*

Requirements: • Prior experience managing the stewarding department of a 5 star Luxury Resort. • Must have an excellent working knowledge of the Kitchens, equipment, food productions, sanitation, hygiene and safety. • Must be able to organize and delegate large banquet functions. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants can apply in person at The Palms’ Human Resources Department on Monday through Friday between 9am – 5pm. Please bring along with you an updated resume that will be attached to your completed application form. Applicants can also email their resumes to careers@thepalmstc.com, no later than end of day, Friday April 5th, 2019. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 946-8666.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING Duties Include: • Ensures the maintenance of a clean, sanitary kitchen by supervising steward personnel • Issuing cleaning supplies to stewards, checking usage and making adjustments • Ensuring that kitchen floors and walk-ins are clean • Monitoring cafeteria and provide assistance to kitchen personnel during set-up and clean-up Working with the Food & Beverage Director banquet orders • Taking inventory of and ensure proper amounts china, dishes etc. are available. • Ensuring the training of and proper use daily of all safety, hygiene and sanitation Starting salary $35,000 per annum not including service charge.

Stewarding Trainee Manager

Requirements: • Looking for a bright, ambitious and focused person who wants to grow in the field of stewarding. • Must have a passion or interest in working in the Kitchens, equipment, food productions, sanitation, hygiene and safety. • Must be willing to work late evenings beyond midnight as major banqueting events and functions require. Must be willing and able to assist in organizing and delegating large banquet functions. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts including Saturdays and Sundays. Duties Include: • Ensures the maintenance of clean, sanitized kitchen by supervising steward personnel • Issuing cleaning supplies to stewards, checking usage and making adjustments • Ensuring that kitchen floors and walk-ins are clean • Monitoring cafeteria and provide assistance to kitchen personnel during set-up and clean-up Working with the Food & Beverage Director banquet orders • Conducting regular inventory of and ensuring proper amounts of china, dishes etc. are available • Assisting in ensuring the training of and proper daily use of all safety, hygiene and sanitation

Spa Therapist/Technician *

Requirements: • Diploma in massage therapy or equivalent. • Prior experience in a 5-star luxury environment. • Extensive knowledge of Eastern style massage, wraps, facials and other treatments. • Proficiency in English. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Duties Include: • Providing spa treatments to resort guests and day spa guests. • Maximize the revenue of the department through massage and retail product sales. • In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be “required to perform a combination of support functions • Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge, commission

Kitchen/ Laundry Mechanic *

Requirements: • Minimum 3 years’ experience of experience. • Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. • Knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance including preventative maintenance of property systems and equipment. • To be an independent kitchen laundry mechanic, able to analyze problems, to read technical data sheets and diagrams for mechanical and electrical equipment and to formulate plans to get work done quickly, including procurement of materials, parts, etc., and necessary scheduling arrangements with a high degree of quality. • Ability to speak effectively with customers and associates read and write and interpret documents and technical wiring diagram information sheets as well as safety rules (lockout tag out), safety awareness information (MSDS) operating and maintenance and instructions manuals. Duties include: • Maintain proper preventative maintenance to laundry equipment and boilers. • Maintain proper amount of chemical injection on boiler feed tank and proper conductivity at boilers. • Preventative maintenance to steam traps and steam lines Starting salary $7.00 per hour not including service charge.

Labourer*

Duties Include: • General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. • Willingness to work varying schedules, split shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants can apply in person at The Palms’ Human Resources Department on Monday through Friday between 9am – 5pm. Please bring along with you an updated resume that will be attached to your completed application form. Applicants can also email their resumes to careers@thepalmstc.com, no later than end of day, Friday April 5th, 2019. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 946-8666.

Gemini consultant company is applying for the following persons to work for these companies:

Gemini consultant company is applying for the following persons to work for these companies:

42 COOPER JACK BAY ROAD, PROVIDENCIALES, 345-5647

42 COOPER JACK BAY ROAD, PROVIDENCIALES, 345-5647

Caicos fisheries ltd and Pond View Seafoods - 7 plant workers to clean sea product and clean the plant in shipping product. Salary at $6.50 per hour, 5-6 days per week. Urban Construction is seeking handyman, janitors, carpenter helpers, construction helpers, carpenters helpers to help the professional to be able to carry out their job once the helpers do the cleaning and setting up. 5 days per week @$6.50 per hour. JAH CONSTRUCTION is seeking construction helper, carpenter, mason to work 5 days a week at $6.50 - $7.00 upon experience.

This position is new Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Gemini consultant - 4 handyman, 2 store clerk/cashier working at beach store selling island products and souvenir of the islands @ $6.50 per hour 7 days a week. Beach cleaner that will be making sure beach areas are clean n@ $6.50 per hour 7 days per week. S and J looking for 3 mechanics to work on boats and equipment for cleaning the beach @ $6.50 per hour 7 days per week. This position is new Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Elite Gaming Ltd. Location: Airport Road, Providenciales Is seeking One (1) Bartender Duties: Responsible for preparing drinks for guest and serving them in a professional manner and must be friendly To work 6 days per week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 231-4094 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Lupo Location: K-105 Ventura Drive, Providenciales, TCI Is seeking a Sales & Marketing Manager •Candidates must have at least 7-10 years managerial experience. •Be able to drive sales and have proven record of company growth. •Must have a current network of clients, agents and vendors. Complete understanding of inventories and COG. •Need to be able to manage teams and form leadership. •Computer skills are a must, along with accounting and spreadsheet knowledge. Salary base of $10/hr based on experience. Position is currently held by work permit holder Please send resumes to dillonr2007@gmail.com or call 649-431-3232 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board


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Jerome Jean-Eddy In Grand Turk Is seeking one Mason - $9.00 per hour Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Is seeking one Carpenter – $9.00 per hour Duties: Building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding To work 5 days a week Please Contact: 242-1358 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labor Board

MBA Construction Location: #58 Tumpa Ave, Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking (1) Tile Worker and (1) Carpenter Duties include: cutting tiles, using wet saws, tilescribes, or handheld tile cutters to create even edges Duties: 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. Must be able to work 6 days per week Both Salaries are $10.00 per hour Please Contact: 242-3450 These positions are currently held by a work permit holders Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board 230210

#230209

Elesibatha Square Ltd.

Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor $10.00 per hour Duties: Oversee and coordinate the workers who maintain and repair electrical, plumbing, ventilation and other building systems Is seeking (2) Carpenters - $12.00 per hour Duties: Building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding To work 6 days a week These positions are new Please Contact: 231-0271 or 346-6455 Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

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Stenia Elizabeth Simlett Location: Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker Duties are providing regular housekeeping This may include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, laundry and cleaning dishes To work 5 days a week Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 441-2803 This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labor Board

#230208

Rochelle Vanalstine

Port Atlantic Construction

Is seeking a Domestic Worker In Grand Turk Individual must be reliable and flexible Individual will be required to work Monday to Friday public holidays and occasional weekends Salary is negotiable 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

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking a (1) Labour - $6.50 per hour duties of a general labour vary. They may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines such as forklifts, levels, lifts, power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers, and water spraying equipment. Please Contact: 346-6622 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

L J Contracting Services

Palmer Construction

David Smith

Rochelle Gray

Location: Providenciales Is seeking Painter Duties: Mix, match, and apply paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes. To work 5 days a week Mon-Friday Salary - $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 331-2703 This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labor Board

Location: Grand Turk 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 To work 5 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 242-0973 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Location: Grand Turk 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 To work 5 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 342-7279 This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

#230216

#230215

Location: Kew Town, Providenciales Is seeking a (1) Mason$10.00 per hour Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Is seeking (1) Painter - $9.00 per hour Duties: Building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding. To work 6 days a week These positions are new Please Contact: 331-8546 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board #230217

Location: Turtle Cove Landing, Shop #17, Providenciales SEEKS Tow Inboard and Outboard Engine Mechanics Duties: repair engines, repair all electrical problems and have some knowledge of fiberglass work. To work 6 days a week and must be on call Must have at least 5- 10 years experience Salary $7.50 per hour Please Contact 231-8423 One of these positions is new and the other is currently held by Work Permit Holder Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

ISLAND VIBES TOURS

Papa “J” Tours

Location: Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking 2 Masons To work 5 days a week Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Salary is 10.00 per hour Please Contact: 247-6599 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labor Board

# 2 Alice and Alice Shopping Center, Providenciales SEEKS 2 Tailors 2 Dressmakers •Must be able to cut and sew and also interact with customers •Must have atleast 20 years experience Salary based on commission Please Contact: 242-7211 These position are currently held by a work permit holders Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders requested to submit their applications to the Immigration Board and Threads at # 2 Alice and Alice Shopping Center, Providenciales

Location: Turtle Cove Landing, Shop #17, Providenciales Is seeking a Fleet Captain Duties: Must have good people skills, very knowledgeable of the craft, CPR and first ad certified and must have a current boat captain license and SCW certified To work 6 days a week and must be on call Salary: $7.50 per hour Please Contact 231-8423 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Church folly, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Mechanic To work (5) days per week (shift work) Duties entail Maintenance and Repair of Boats & Vehicles etc. Position pays $10.00 per hour at 40 hours minimum per week Please Contact: 649-2310400 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Prospective applicants who are Islanders can send copies of their applications to the Immigration Board

Holton Dickenson

Tonika Saunders

LODIE N. BROOKS

Wisline Bien-Aime Location: Kew Town, Providenciales Is seeking a Babysitter To do general cleaning Duties include babysitting a child Must be able honest, trustworthy To work 6 days per week, 8:00am-5:00pm Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 343-0549 This position is new Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board #230211

H.I Maintenance & Finishing (HIMF)

THREADS LTD

#230218

ISLAND VIBES TOURS

Needs a Labourer In Salt Cay Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Salary $7.00 per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact 241-8459 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labor Board

Seeks to employ a Labourer In Grand Turk At a salary of $200.00 per 5 day week The successful candidate will be required to maintain the owner’s property by trimming trees, cutting grass and cleaning the yard Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders are required to submit their applications to the immigration Board Zone 1 and Tonika Saunders at Tel no. 241 1595. Please note that this position is new

In South Caicos Is seeking a Labourer To assist with construction work Must work 6 days per week Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact 241-4356 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

Da Munchies Return

LUDELL GOLDMAN

Super Value

Location: Morris Plaza 22, Unit #11, Providenciales Is seeking four (4) Kitchen Helpers Duties may include: wash work tables, meat blocks, cupboards, walls and appliances and clean kitchen work areas, equipment, utensils and dishes and other tasks To work 6 days a week Salary: $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 346-0872 These positions are new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

#230219

In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week Duties include house cleaning, cooking and laundry Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact 243-1773 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

# 230212

# 230212

Location: South Caicos Needs A Sales Person to work in the store Must be able multi-task; use a cash register, packaging, storing meat and produce, stocking groceries on shelves and assist in cleaning Must be able to work extra hours if necessary, especially on weekends. Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary is $7.00 an hour This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Please Contact: 331-4475 Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

CBMS 131 South Dock Road, Providenciales Is seeking a Parts Inventory Controller Salary: $9.00 an hour To work 5 days a week Duties: Oversee inventory and supply chain management according to company guidelines and perform critical inventory tasks to ensure the correct amount of items are in stock. Please Contact: 331-0221 or 941-3400 This position is new Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board

Oceanaire Bistro

Location: North District, Salt Cay Is seeking a Waitress •Must have a pleasant personality, commend of the English Language, greeting and sitting customers •Taking orders and serving food, checking with clientele to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and if there are any complications solve immediately without creating a scene. • Receive cash, cheques or credit card payments, issue receipts and change. To work 6 days a week Minimum wage $6.50 per hour Please send resume to Oceanaire Bistro Tel: 649231-6028 This position is new Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Landscape TCI Ltd.

Is seeking (4) Landscapers - $8.00 an hour Duties: planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes and perform routine maintenance duties such as applying plaster, fixing fountains, and other duties Is seeking (1) Labourer - $6.50 per hour Duties: Responsible for doing manual work requiring high physical fitness and strength to construct structures or buildings To wok 6 days per week and flexible hours Please Contact: 331-0221 Three of the Landscapers are new positions and one is renewal The Labourer position is new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board


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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 Grounds Department requires:

The Maintenance Department requires: 

Stove Technician

Grounds Supervisor

Reports to:

Reports to: Chief Engineer To work closely with the Rooms Division to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the room is as per the Resort’s established quality and standards; 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.

Grounds Manager

Grow and propagate plants; cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Supervisory certification and experience leading a grounds team (Supervisor only) • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

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 range for these positions are $7.25- $9.00 per hour

The Front Office Department requires: 

Reservationist

The salary for this position ranges between $ 7.25 to $10.00 per hour

Reports to:

The Butler Department requires:

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

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Butler Junior Butler/Shift Leader Junior Butler (formally Room Service Server/Waiter)

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

The Concierge Department requires: 

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions is $6.25 to $7.50 per hour

Server/ Waiter/ Waitress Banquet Server Cleaner/Labourer

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

This position is currently held by Work Permit Holder.

Restaurant Manager

To provide prompt, courteous and professional service to all patrons; monitoring service standards and assisting where possible, ensuring the smooth flow of the restaurant operation and enhancing the guests’ experience. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred • Physically fit • No food allergies

The Training Department requires: 

Training Manager

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

The range for these positions is $6.25-$6.50 per hour

Assistant Training Manager

Reports to: •

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.

• • • •

This position is vacant and the individual will join other Assistant Managers already in place. Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time.

The Watersports and Catamaran Departments require: 

Storeroom Controller

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. • Physically fit and able to lift over 20 lbs.

The Dining Room Department requires:

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • High School graduate • Computer literate • Excellent Customer Service Skills This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Holder of a certification from the Guild of Professional English Butlers. • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to seafood

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Front Office Manager

Watersports/ Pool/ Beach Attendant

The salary for this position ranges between $ 25,000.00 and $35,000.00

Reports to: Watersports Manager

The Spa Department requires:

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; These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions are $6.25- $7.00 per hour

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

Reports to:

Managing Director

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

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

and should reach not later than February 22nd 2019


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SPORTS Florida judge won’t release video in NFL Robert Kraft prostitution sting

A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked prosecutors from releasing hidden camera footage that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaged in sexual acts inside a massage parlor. The billionaire owner of the sixtime Super Bowl champions is among dozens of men accused of soliciting prostitution inside Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, Florida. He has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges and issued a public apology for his actions. Palm Peach County Judge Leonard Hanser said Kraft’s right to a fair trial could be harmed if prosecutors release the video to media outlets, which requested the footage under Florida’s robust open government laws. “The potential jury pool would be given the opportunity to preview trial evidence, including identifying (Kraft) as the person depicted in the videotapes,”

Hanser wrote in a ruling on Tuesday. The videos will remain sealed until a jury is seated, a plea deal is reached or the case is dismissed, Hanser said. Kraft’s attorneys, who argued the release would deprive him of a fair trial, have separately asked the judge to suppress the evidence from his case. A hearing on that matter is scheduled for Friday. A group of media outlets, including ESPN, the Associated Press and the New York Times, had asked Lanser to allow prosecutors to release the video. “While we believe that Mr. Kraft’s fair trial rights would not have been jeopardized by release of the materials, we respect the court’s decision to temporarily withhold them and look forward to the eventual release of the records,” said Mark Caramanica, one of the lawyers representing the media

companies. The Palm Beach County state attorney’s office did not take a position on Kraft’s request to keep the footage sealed. Another judge, Joseph Marx, who is overseeing the prosecution of the spa’s owner and manager, had previously blocked public dissemination of any footage until he holds a hearing on the matter next week. Marx called a separate hearing on Tuesday after a gossip website, The Blast, reported last week that someone tried to sell it a copy of the Kraft tape. The judge ruled the spa owner, Hua Zhang, and the manager, Lei Wang, can subpoena The Blast to try to determine the identity of the potential leaker. Both Zhang and Wang have pleaded not guilty. The Blast did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Fognini lands maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo

Flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini followed up his shock victory over Rafael Nadal with a 6-3 6-4 final win over Serbian Dusan Lajovic to claim his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo on Sunday. The 31-year-old triumphed despite suffering from an apparent muscle problem to became the lowest seeded player, at 13, to claim the title since Gustavo Kuerten in 1999. Five weeks before the French Open kicks off at Roland Garros, Fognini produced some brilliant tennis on Monte Carlo’s red clay to snatch his ninth ATP singles title. “I was preparing for the match as best I can because he has my ex-coach (Jose Perlas) and I knew it was going to be really tough, a lot of running,” said Fognini. “It’s an incredible achievement. I’m really, really happy.” Lajovic, who had not lost a set this week before Sunday, did not have the weapons to counter Fognini’s tactical nous. “It was my first time in a final, so a great experience for me,” the Serbian said. “Today was not easy to play, with a lot of wind. But Fabio is a guy who knows how to play

Kraft, 77, purchased the Patriots, one of the National Football League’s most successful franchises, in 1994.

Cherono wins Boston Marathon by 2 seconds

Italy’s Fabio Fognini celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in these conditions. He has great hands. “He’s moving really well. So I was feeling on the court that I had to work much harder than him to win the points. I think this was the key.” Fognini made several unforced errors early on, allowing Lajovic to break in the third game. But the Serbian failed to capitalize as he dropped serve in the next game. Fognini won three games in a row and held off Lajovic to seal the opening set with a stunning backhand winner down the line. It was the first set Lajovic

conceded in the tournament and the Serbian appeared quite shocked, dropping serve in the first game of the second set. After a brief fightback Lajovic, who was also looking to win his first Masters title, was overwhelmed again and Fognini again broke to move 3-2 up. In the following game, the Italian had his right leg strapped by the trainer and Lajovic tried to make the rallies longer. But Fognini cleverly ended some of them with dropshots as he held serve for 4-2. He ended the contest on his second match point.

Boxer Jarrell Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance American Jarrell Miller says he never knowingly took a banned substance and will appeal a decision to revoke his license over an adverse finding from a doping test ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Miller, who was due to fight WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion Joshua on June 1 in New York, wrote on his Instagram account he was devastated upon hearing his boxing license was revoked in New York State. “I have NEVER knowingly taken any banned substance and when I found out the news last night I was totally shocked,” Miller

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends a conference at the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 23, 2017

said on Instagram. “My team and I stand for integrity, decency & honesty and together we will stand to fight this with everything we have!” Miller also said the test was a voluntary one that he was happy to take and added that the results came one week after another voluntary test he took was completely clean. The boxer’s camp have requested a B sample be tested, the BBC reported, and if that sample comes back negative Miller can apply for a license again. ESPN reported that Miller had tested positive for the banned

Jarrell Miller during the press conference substance GW1516, which boosts endurance and helps athletes burn fat, citing three sources familiar with the matter. “Remember don’t believe everything you hear and see. The facts will prevail and I shall be vindicated,” said Miller.

Men’s winner Lawrence Cherono of Kenya crosses the finish line ahead of Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia The 123rd Boston Marathon ended with a sprint to the tape Monday, as Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono edged Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa by two seconds in one of the closest finishes in the event’s history. Cherono outkicked Desisa in the final steps of the 26.2-mile race, winning in his Boston Marathon debut in 2:07:57. Desisa was denied his third Boston title. “It was something amazing,” Cherono said. “It was not easy.” The women’s race had far less drama thanks to Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa, who led the last 22 miles and finished 44 seconds ahead of 2017 Boston winner Edna Kiplagat of Kenya. Degefa finished in 2:23:31. “(My husband) said you have good speed, when you have comfortable, just go,” Degefa said through a translator. The top American finishers in the men’s race were Scott Fauble and Jared Ward in seventh and eighth, respectively. For the women, Americans Jordan Hasay and 2018 Boston champion Des Linden were third and fifth. Daniel Romanchuk became the first American to win the men’s wheelchair title since 1993. Just 20 years old, he also became the youngest Boston winner ever with a time of 1:21:36. Manuela Schar of Switzerland won the women’s wheelchair race for the second time in three years, finishing in 1:34:19.


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Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets four-year doping ban Kenya’s former Olympic 1500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop has been handed a four-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who also won three world championship golds, tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) in November 2017. Kiprop had argued his urine sample, which was taken out of competition, could have been tampered with by his testers, who had tipped him off about their visit and taken a payment from him. But the AIU, an independent body managing all doping-related matters for athletics, said they were satisfied that there had been no interference and an IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal on Saturday suspended him for four years effective February 2018. He had been tentatively suspended by the AIU in May last year. “The (AIU) panel is aware that its order will interrupt, and may even terminate, the athlete’s sporting career and cast a shadow over his impressive competitive record,” it said in a statement. “But in its opinion the

Champagne is off the menu for English soccer. The FA Cup winners will no longer be handed bottles of bubbly to celebrate at Wembley Stadium. Instead, the English Football Association will provide a non-alcohol champagne imitation at its competitions. The FA says “this is to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible to players and communities who may be prohibited from alcohol, as well as any players who are under 18.” The Premier League has already stopped handing out champagne to man of the match winners, having encountered situations were Muslim players were being presented with alcohol. Asbel Kiprop of Kenya reacts after winning the men’s 1500 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 30, 2015 laboratory results viewed in the context of the evidential record and the regulatory framework unit admit of no other conclusion than the case against the athlete is convincingly made out.” Kiprop can appeal his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He continues to maintain his innocence. “There is no justice in the world. Not every prisoner in jail is

guilty,” he told Kenyan media on Saturday. “I will consult my lawyer to see if I will appeal at CAS but no matter the outcome I will be back stronger.” Kiprop was awarded the 1500m gold medal from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after original winner Rashid Ramzi tested positive for doping. Kiprop won his three world titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Greed fueled college basketball coaches’ bribes A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark said at the opening of a criminal trial that Christian Dawkins cheated to elevate prospects for his fledgling sports management company. “This is a case about money, bribes and college basketball,” Mark said. The prosecutor said Dawkins was aided in his scheme by Merl Code, a Clemson point guard in the 1990s who developed many contacts while doing work for shoemakers Nike and Adidas. Mark said Code played a key role in the crimes by introducing college basketball coaches to two investors in Dawkins’ company. Those individuals, the prosecutor said, were undercover FBI agents. “Why was Code doing this? Simple, greed,” Mark said. Mark said Dawkins gave envelopes stuffed with cash to coaches who Code brought to him. He said the men arranged payouts to coaches at the University of South Carolina, University of Arizona, University of Southern California, Creighton and Texas Christian University. Dawkins’ attorney, Steven

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Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A prosecutor says greed led a fledgling manager of basketball players to bribe college coaches but defense lawyers say it was all an FBI setup A. Haney Sr., said his client was 22 years old when the undercover FBI agents posing as investors and a cooperator seeking leniency from criminal charges met him on a yacht in lower Manhattan in 2017 to convince him to bribe college coaches. Haney said that although Dawkins accepted thousands of dollars in cash given to him on the yacht, jurors will learn that Dawkins and Code resisted the plan to bribe coaches. “He said he was going to bribe the coaches but he didn’t,” Haney said. Haney predicted a not

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guilty verdict. “You are not going to condemn a man for something he didn’t do,” the lawyer told jurors. Attorney Andrew Mathias, representing Code, said evidence will show his client did not want to bribe coaches. “Merl wanted to get paid for making introductions,” Mathias said. He said Code repeatedly said coaches should not be given money. He also told jurors they could conclude there was reasonable doubt because no coaches would testify. Prosecutors objected, but Judge Edgardo Ramos allowed the statement. The trial was the second to result from an investigation that’s exposed a seedy side of college basketball recruitment. Code and Dawkins already were convicted in October on similar charges and were each sentenced to six months in prison. This time, the focus is on bribes to coaches instead of players’ families. Former assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland at USC, Emanuel “Book” Richardson at Arizona, Chuck Person at Auburn University and Lamont Evans at South Carolina and Oklahoma State have pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy charges and are awaiting sentencing.

Drug testing methods stuck in the 1970s, says former WADA head

Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman Drug testing methods in sport are still rooted in the 1970s and better technology is needed to catch more than “dopey dopers”, former World Anti-Doping head David Howman said on Tuesday. Speaking at a conference organized by the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC), Howman told delegates there had to be more effective systems. “We all know that urine analysis has not advanced much,” said the New Zealander, who left the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2016 and is now chairman of the Athletics Integrity Unit. “We’re still in a position where we’re getting the same number of positive cases each year, and many of them are in the category of what I call the ‘dopey dopers’ - the inadvertent dopers, or the ones who are just darned stupid.” Howman, a lawyer, said he had been reproached in his time at WADA by scientists for not considering more innovative technology. “We’ve worked out other ways of doing forensic science in terms of solving crime. Why aren’t we doing something more innovative?” he told Reuters. He mentioned thumb- or finger-pricking tests, which other experts said could become painful over time and were also a sensitive issue for athletes using their hands, or airport-security-style scanning. A later presentation discussed capillary collection devices, which are less invasive than venous sampling. Matthew Fedoruk of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said such alternative methods were being tested but urine samples remained the ‘gold standard’. Howman, who explained that he was trying to provoke and challenge, said the main thing was to look at the latest technology from an anti-doping standpoint. “We’re still doing something that was done in the 1970s. How many of you turn on the wireless? That’s what we were doing in the 1970s. How many have got a phone on a cord? We’re stuck when it comes to anti-doping process,” he said. Dope tests at the Olympics were introduced in 1968, with WADA founded in 1999. Howman said urine tests were too easy to circumvent and too expensive, costing in some cases $1,000 per sample for a private collection agency to carry out and send to a laboratory. He added that of samples collected and analyzed by WADA-accredited laboratories in 2017, only 1.43 percent resulted in adverse analytical findings - or about 0.6 percent when approved medical exemptions were excluded.


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